A Peek into the Past
History buffs will be in their element as you take in this city’s turbulent past – discover how this previous capital of Poland bounced back from World War One only to be occupied by Nazi Germany two decades later.
A visit to the Schindler Factory is a must – take a walk through time in this unique museum as you see for yourself the monstrosities the war inflicted upon Polish people.
And for a truly chilling experience, a visit to Krakow also means a visit to one of the most sobering places on earth – Auschwitz. This former German Nazi concentation and extermination camp is just 40 miles from Krakow city centre, where you can choose to book onto a tour, or head there yourself by train or bus.
History aside, you’ll be blown away by amazing architecture too. Get ready to spot a range of European styles, from Romanesque to Renaissance.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting a taste of Krakow, and best of all – you won’t need to spend a fortune! Quality food is famously cheap here, with the main square packing in hundreds of pubs and restaurants.
Try out the tempting Polish favourite of pierogies – tender little pockets of stuffed pasta – at a street stall, or tuck into the national dish of Bigos, a traditional Polish stew made with succulent meat from pork to venison, always including sausage, and all surrounded by mushrooms, onions and spices. We can almost taste it!
And for those of you that love a tipple, you simply can’t come to Krakow without having a shot or two of Polish vodka. Go for your standard sip or try their famed grass-flavoured vodka – you can’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it! If beer is more your thing, you can grab a pint for around €1. Happy days!
Time to Take in Krakow's Charm
No matter whether you’re taking in art and history in the main square, browsing boutique market stalls, or stuffing your face with all the fabulous food and drink you can find, Krakow will certainly leave a lasting impression. Find your brilliant bargain break there now!