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Krakow

Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Krakow

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CITY TOURS in Krakow

AB CITY TOUR (sightseeing by electric car)

Routes: Old City, Kazimierz

Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish

 

MELEX (sightseeing by electric car)

Tickets:

Old Town + Kazimierz: 11 EUR/adult, 9 EUR/child

Old Town + Kazimierz + Schindler's Factory: 14 EUR/adult, 11 child

Schedule: April-October 10:00, 12:00

Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, Portugese, Norwegian, Swedish

 

CITYTOUR BY BIKE

Price: 59 PLN/person

Schedule: March-November 13:00

Starting: Kanonicza Street

 

RENT A BIKE IN KRAKOW

Rates: 5 PLN/hour, 30 PLN/day, 80-120 PLN/week

 

RENT A SCOOTER IN KRAKOW

Rates: 70 PLN/ 5 hours, 130 PLN/day, 110 PLN/every additional day

 

CITYTOUR BY WALK

 

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ATTRACTIONS in Krakow

ZAMEK KRÓLEWSKI NA WAWELU

Opening hours: April-October, Tuesday-Friday 9:30-17:00, Saturday-Sunday 11:00-18:00, November-March, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-16:00, Sunday 10:00-16:00, Monday closed

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 15-17 PLN/adult, 8-10 PLN/child

Free entrance April-October Monday, November-March Sunday.

Getting there: walking from the city centre

Wawel is an architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone outcrop on the left bank of the Vistula River at an altitude of 228 meters above the sea level. The Royal Castle with the crown treasury and armory and the Wawel Cathedral are situated on the hill. The stately halls and exquisite chambers of Royal Castle are filled with priceless art, best period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of the 16th-century monumental Flemish tapestries is matchless. The Wawel Cathedral has a 1,000-year history and was the traditional coronation and burial site of Polish monarchs.

 

MUZEUM ARCHDIECEZJALNE KAROLA WOJTYLY

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-15:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 5 PLN/adult, 3 PLN/child

Getting there: walking from the city centre

The Archdiocesan Museum displays a collection of sacral works of art often withdrawn from worship, from the 14th to the 18th century in the following sections: painting, artistic craft, sculpture, canonicals. Visitors should also be aware that from 1952 to 1967 in both of the present museum houses lived Professor Father Karol Wojtyła (presently Pope John Paul II), in those days acting as suffragan bishop of Kraków and later as metropolitan archbishop. The museum collects and displays pieces related to His Holiness Pope John Paul II since he started to dwell in the houses.

 

SYNAGOGA IZAAKA

Opening hours: Sunday-Friday 9:00-19:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 7 PLN/adult, 6 PLN/child

Getting there: walking from the city centre

Dating from 1664, the Isaak Synagogue is considered by many to be the most beautiful synagogue in Krakow. The synagogue now houses an exhibition on the history of Polish Jews. On display are moving photographs of former Kazimierz residents and their families as well as the main treasure: several older documentary films on Kazimierz that run continuously during the day.

 

FABRYKA OSKAR SCHINDLERA - EMALIA

Opening hours: on request

Tickets: 7 PLN/person

Getting there: Tram 6, 8, 10 - Korona

Oscar Schindler's factory has a sign outside, just like the original sign, which says Deutsche Emalia Fabrika - Oscar Schindler. The visitors can see the stairs and the office at the top that were used in the filming of the movie “Schindler’s list”. The rest of the factory is off limits but visitors can look around the grounds.

 

PUB TOUR

Opening hours:  every day 21:00, 23:00

Price: 7 PLN/person

Starting: main square

Krakow is rumored to have more drinking places per square meter than any other city in Europe. 

 

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AROUND KRAKOW

AUSCHWITZ / BIRKENAU

Getting there: Train from Krakow Glowny station to Auschwitz - 65 km, 45 minutes - 44 PLN/return

 

AUSCHWITZ / BIRKENAU CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Opening hours: December-February 8:00-15:00, March and November 8:00-16:00, April and October 8:00-17:00, May and September 8:00-18:00, June-August 8:00-19:00

Free entrance.

Getting there: 2 kms walking from the train station (Shuttle Bus between Auschwitz and Birkenau, every 30 minutes)

Duration: 3-4 hours

Auschwitz was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. It was the largest of the German concentration camps, consisting of Auschwitz I; Auschwitz II-Birkenau; Auschwitz III-Monowitz, also known as Buna, a labor camp; and 45 satellite camps. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is devoted to the memory of the murders in both camps during World War II. The museum performs several tasks, among them research into the Holocaust.

WIELICZKA

Getting there: Train from Krakow Glowny station to Wieliczka - 10 km, 25 minutes - 8 PLN/return

 

KOPALNIA SOLI WIELICZKA

Opening hours: April-October 7:30-19:30, November-March 8:00-17:00

Tickets: 65 PLN/adult, 51 PLN/child

Permission for taking photos or filming: 10 PLN

Audioguide: 10 PLN

Getting there: walking from the train station

Duration: 2-3 hours

The Wieliczka Salt Mine lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. The mine continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. It features a 3,5-km touring route for visitors that includes historic statues, mythical figures and an entire cathedral that have been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. In 1978 the Wieliczka salt mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites.

CZESTOCHOWA

Getting there: Train from Krakow Glowny station to Czestochowa - 115 km, 2,5 hours -

62 PLN/return

 

JASNA GÓRA MONASTERY

Opening hours: 5:00-21:30

Free entrance.

Getting there: 15-20 minutes walking from the train station

Duration: 1-1,5 hours

The large baroque monastery of Jasna Góra dominates a hilltop in Częstochowa and is always bustling with pilgrims and worshippers.  It is the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and the country's greatest place of pilgrimage - for many its spiritual capital. The image of Black Madonna of Częstochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is Jasna Góra's most precious treasure.

TYCHY

Getting there: Train from Krakow Glowny station to Tichy - 85 km, 2 hours - 30 PLN/return

 

TYSKIE MUZEUM PIWOWARSTWA

Opening hours: Monday 14:00-18:00, Tuesday 10:00-14:00, Wednesday 12:00-18:00,

Thursday 10:00-18:00, Friday 10:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00

Free entrance with beer tasting.

Getting there: local bus from the train station

Duration: 1-1,5 hours

The Tyskie Brewery has been on the market for over 600 years, and it shares its rich tradition and experience with all visitors. Here you will see the unique blend of ritual and modernity, its huge fermentation tanks, and then through its grounds to the Brewing Museum, where history is captured in the form of ornamental beer bottles, mugs and fancy beer barrels. After this trip through history, you will be treated to the unforgettable experience of tasting fresh beer in the Tyskie Pub.

 

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