Krakow

Things to Do & Attractions in Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2352 Reviews

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, once operated by Nazi Germany in Oswiecim, Poland, is the resting place for some 1.5 million people, having ...  Read more

Wieliczka Salt Mine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1266 Reviews

Just outside Kraków, some 9 miles (14km) southeast of the city centre, Wieliczka is famous for its ultra-deep Salt Mine, which has been in continuous ...  Read more

Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square)

Measuring 650 ft x 650 ft (200m by 200m), Kraków's Rynek Główny is the largest medieval town square in Europe and one of the finest urban designs ...  Read more

Great Barbican

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

In 1499 Krakow was a wealthy city under constant threat of attack, especially from the rampaging Ottomans. So they made themselves into a fortress. The Great ...  Read more

Kazimierz (Jewish District)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Kazimierz - or Jewish District - was for a long time an independent town with its own municipal charter and laws. Its colorful history was determined by its ...  Read more

Rynek Underground

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Krakow’s long-awaited history museum finally opened in 2010 and is literally carved out beneath the Old Town’s lovely Rynek Główny, the largest — and ...  Read more

Ethnographic Museum of Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Found in buzzing Kazimierz’s former town hall—itself a creamy-hued Renaissance masterpiece—Krakow’s superb Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne) should ...  Read more

Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s pharmacy in the heart of Podgórze ran quite smoothly until 1941 when the Nazis closed off the surrounding area and created a ghetto ...  Read more

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Housed in two light-filled, concrete-and-glass galleries in Podgórze, an up-and-coming district south of the Old Town, Krakow’s first dedicated ...  Read more

St Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Built in 1300 as part of extensive fortifications to protect against Turkish attack, St Florian’s Gate (Brama Florianska) once served as the main entrance to ...  Read more

Tyniec Benedictine Abbey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Perched in an awesome setting on a limestone crag above the River Vistula, Tyniec's Benedictine Abbey is the oldest of its kind still in operation in Poland. ...  Read more

Mt Gubalówka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 167 Reviews

Mt Gubalowka is a mountain above the town of Zakopane in southern Poland. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, offering amazing ...  Read more

Tatra Mountains

4.5 star rating: Recommended 167 Reviews

The Tatra Mountains are the highest part of the Carpathian range and Poland's southernmost border. Today they are shared with Slovakia, but in the past it ...  Read more

Wawel Hill

4.5 star rating: Recommended 146 Reviews

The very symbol of the nation, the hilltop Wawel, pronounced vah-vel; is more steeped in Polish history than any other place in the country. It was the seat of ...  Read more

Ghetto Heroes Square

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

In March 1941, thousands of Krakow’s Jews were forcibly moved and incarcerated within the Podgórze ghetto south of Kazimierz. Plac Zgody, a large square ...  Read more

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