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Krakow Nightlife Guide

Krakow Nightlife Guide

What happens when you take an ancient Polish capital, fill it to the brim with cafs, bars and clubs, mix in roughly 120,000 students and then shake…

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Krakow Poland - A Survivor's Guide!

Krakow Poland - A Survivor's Guide!

Krakow - Poland's stunning second city, is a captivating place both to travel to and live in. With Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004…

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Auschwitz

Auschwitz

To an unsuspecting motorist, the sleepy, slightly run-down town of Oswiecim might seem like many others in this part of southern Poland. Yet sixty…

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Krakow for Everyone...

Krakow for Everyone...

Being gay in Poland is like being a Michael Bolton fan at a metal concert: it's looked down on, not something you announce in a crowd of skinheads…

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Krakow Sport

Krakow Sport

More commonly known as Poland's cultural capital than its sporting one, Krakow can also boast a fine sporting pedigree and some decent facilities for…

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Auschwitz 1 - The Death Camp

Auschwitz 1 - The Death Camp

Unless you are on a specially organized coach tour, most visitors will approach Auschwitz from Cracow. The simplest way of getting to the museum is…

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The John Paul II International Airport

The John Paul II International Airport

Fly John Paul II Throughout your stay, monuments and buildings dedicated to Krakow's most famous son will be inescapable, so what better way to…

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Krakow for Kids

Krakow for Kids

While the scores of bars and clubs lining Krakow's streets might give the impression that Krakow is a city for adult revelries, in reality Krakow is…

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Business Accommodation, Conferences and More

Business Accommodation, Conferences and More

Tourists come to Krakow for the culture and the night life - and increasingly the city is a destination for international companies of all sizes…

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Cracow - Kazimierz

Cracow - Kazimierz

Kazimierz, which lies to the south of the Royal Castle, was once a town in its own right. With its labyrinthine streets and low-standing houses, it…

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The Rynek (Market Square)

The Rynek (Market Square)

The Rynek was laid out in 1257 after the Mongol hordes swept through Cracow. At two hundred metres squared, it became the largest market place in…

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Annual Festivals in Krakow

Annual Festivals in Krakow

When some people hear the word "festival," they picture sweaty crowds of youngsters listening to music on a huge grassy field, downing brewskies as…

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Habsburg Krakow: 1795-1809 & 1846-1918

Habsburg Krakow: 1795-1809 & 1846-1918

In September 1683, the Polish King Jan Sobieski swept down from the heights of Kahlenburg and beat the Turks from the Gates of Vienna. It was a nail…

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Discover Katowice

Discover Katowice

Many people come to Katowice by chance - their low-fare flight happens to fly to the Katowice Airport, or they have a few hours to kill between…

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Cracow's Christmas Market

Cracow's Christmas Market

Whilst those of us from Albion might pride ourselves on our fine fish and chips, our real ale and our increasingly promising cricket team, there's no…

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God Gave Rock and Roll to Us...

God Gave Rock and Roll to Us...

The Krakow live music scene, after years of relative inactivity, is finally on the rise. Despite being a city of artists, Krakow has traditionally…

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Wieliczka Salt Mines

Wieliczka Salt Mines

The idea of a fun trip to a salt mine may sound a little dubious. And as you head out through the suburbs you may wonder just why you are leaving the…

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Language Schools

Language Schools

If you plan on taking lessons, these are generally available either as part of a class, or privately. Prices vary dramatically, but expect to pay…

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Krakow Tour Bus - All Aboard!

Krakow Tour Bus - All Aboard!

The Krakow Tour Bus is on the scene! It seems that no city can take itself seriously as a tourist destination without one of these open-topped…

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Map of Krakow Parking Zones

Map of Krakow Parking Zones

Krakow Parking and Traffic. We'll save you money on tickets... Buy us a beer! Getting around Krakow by car can be frustrating. Some signs have more…

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The Lady With An Ermine

The Lady With An Ermine

Leonardo da Vinci left hundreds of drawings to posterity, detailing everything from bicycles to flying machines. His sketches reveal one of the most…

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New Year's Eve in Krakow

New Year's Eve in Krakow

While some brave the cold and snow and venture to Krakow in December just to experience the beautiful Christmas Market, those looking for a…

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Katowice International Airport

Katowice International Airport

Katowice International Airport ("Miedzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice-Pyrzowice: in Polish, airport code KTW), is located in the town of Pyrzowice…

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All Saints' Day and All Souls

All Saints' Day and All Souls

On November 1st and 2nd, virtually the entire country will decamp to cemeteries across Poland. Day and night, candles and flowers will be laid on the…

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Cracow - The Old Town

Cracow - The Old Town

The Old Town is where most visitors will begin their tour of the city, and where many of the key landmarks are to be found. Since 1989, it has…

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Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta

If you want to get away from the ice-cream-and-carriages jollity of the Old Town, then Nowa Huta may well do the trick. It is certainly one of the…

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Amber, The Gold of the Baltic

Amber, The Gold of the Baltic

For most of us, it's a certain film scene that comes to mind at the mention of the word amber. Yes, a diligent worker is chiselling away, deep in…

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Jewish Ghetto in Cracow

Jewish Ghetto in Cracow

The Jewish Ghetto that the Nazis created in Cracow is often mistakenly thought to have been located in the Kazimierz district, which lies to the…

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Best Places 2013

Best Places 2013

When in a new city, how do you find just the right place to eat, sleep or party? Well, asking around some obliging locals is one option, but what we…

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Polish Christmas Traditions: Cracow

Polish Christmas Traditions: Cracow

Midnight Mass, the Christmas Tree, carol singing, the giving of presents - these are all traditions which the Poles share with other European…

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International Festival of Jewish Culture

International Festival of Jewish Culture

This tremendous festival has been held in Cracow for over fifteen years now, and the former Jewish district of Kazimierz has itself steadily regained…

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Birkenau (Auschwitz II)

Birkenau (Auschwitz II)

Buses leave Auschwitz I for Birkenau at a half past the hour, every hour. It costs two zloty and takes no more than five minutes. The experience of…

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The Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

The Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

The Sukiennice is one of Cracow's most distinctive buildings. It is best approached from Florianska street - down the Royal Way. On arriving at the…

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Wawel - Spiritual Home of the Nation

Wawel - Spiritual Home of the Nation

As you head south through the Old Town the streets begin to taper until you arrive at the foot of Wawel Hill, seat of the Royal Castle and Cathedral.…

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Tourist Card

Tourist Card

Slogans like 'Poland's 'cultural capital' get bandied about a lot when pundits are trying to plug Cracow. However, in this particular case, there's…

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Unsound Festival

Unsound Festival

Krakow's Unsound Festival has, over the years, established itself as a mainstream event in the city's cultural calendar while at the same time…

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Legendary Krakow

Legendary Krakow

Many Polish cities have their legends (Warsaw has some interesting legends in particular), but it's only appropriate that a city as magical as Krakow…

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Museums

Museums

Whether it's Egyptian mummies, Samurai warriors or the indigenous (yet no less exotic!) winged horsemen, all can be tracked down at one or another of…

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Tarnow - A Galician Treasure

Tarnow - A Galician Treasure

Travellers pulling into Tarnow station will be met by a voluptuous turn-of-the-century building from the times of Habsburg Galicia. This lovely old…

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Krakow vs. Cracow

Krakow vs. Cracow

What's in a name? When Shakespeare asked that question, he had something more romantic in his mind than the name of a city, and yet the Krakow vs.…

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The Trumpeter of Krakow

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Straining his eyes, the old watchman looked out onto the horizon for a trace of the signal fire. But somehow, he felt that as had happened before…

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John Paul The Great

John Paul The Great

There is something of a syndrome that great Poles are cut down in their prime. There was Napoleon's dashing marshal, Jozef Poniatowski, who drowned…

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The Royal Castle

The Royal Castle

Whilst few would argue that this is amongst the most beautiful royal houses of Europe, it can certainly hold its own in terms of romance. For this…

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It's All Mapped Out - for Free!

It's All Mapped Out - for Free!

As a teenager, did you ever cringe as your dad unrolled a…

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St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

By nightfall, the Church of St. Mary's is lit up, and it dominates the Cracow skyline. Its steeple, much like a crown of black icicles, thrusts up to…

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Zoom In On Zamosc

Zoom In On Zamosc

So much attention is given to Krakow, Warsaw and Zakopane that travellers could be forgiven for thinking that there simply are no other worthwhile…

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The Dragon's Lair

The Dragon's Lair

As you ascend the stairs to Wawel Cathedral, you may notice a curious selection of bones that are chained to the wall on your left. One of these…

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Krakow's Kantor

Krakow's Kantor

Though Polish artist, writer, actor, stage designer, and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor was not born in Krakow, he developed ties to the city, and…

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Easter in Krakow

Easter in Krakow

Largely thanks to its term behind the Iron Curtain, Poland is often perceived as an overwhelmingly grey country where rainbows fear to tread. But the…

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Krakow's Boutique Hotels

Krakow's Boutique Hotels

It's usually Warsaw that gets the reputation for brazen modernity, whilst Krakow tends to be celebrated for its old world charm. Things were just the…

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Krakow galerias and shopping malls

Krakow galerias and shopping malls

If you love to shop, then Krakow offers the visitor a wealth of opportunities. From small shops on the Rynek to large shopping centres, here called "g

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Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

It is over two hundred years since the last king of Poland was unceremoniously booted from power with Russian connivance, but the cathedral at Wawel…

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Local Life's Top 50 Things to Do In Krakow

Local Life's Top 50 Things to Do In Krakow

  Dear Local Life readers! Since life is plain too short to be wasted on floundering, check out our very personal and subjective Top 50 Things…

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The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

If, like Cracow Life, you often feel the pull of nature to the forests, particularly for a madcap dawn adventure, there is one time of year to go…

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Szeroka Street

Szeroka Street

Szeroka, which is really more a square than it is a street, represents the heart of the old Jewish district. It was around here, back in the…

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Cross the River!

Cross the River!

Across the Vistula River from Wawel Castle lies the quiet neighbourhood of Podgorze (literally, "under/next to the hill"). Though until very recently…

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The Prince, the Pigeons and a Putrid Hag

The Prince, the Pigeons and a Putrid Hag

Long, long ago, there lived a king called Boleslas, and he was known as 'The Wrymouth'. He was a clever man, but in his old age he made one fatal…

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Books about Krakow and Poland

Books about Krakow and Poland

Friends often ask about books that we might recommend, and it gives us a great excuse to switch on the kettle and ponder the congenial world of…

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Cinemas

Cinemas

Poland has a proud tradition in cinema, and figures such as Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski and Krzyszstof Kieslowski are counted amongst the most…

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Krakow Churches

Krakow Churches

Even respected Polish art historians confess that they have not visited all of Cracow's churches. There really are a lot of them. So rather than…

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See Your Future...

See Your Future...

Andrzejki (pronounced an-dzey-ki) is the day of St. Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece, and Russia. In Poland, the holiday is…

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Stanislaw Wyspianski (1869-1907)

Stanislaw Wyspianski (1869-1907)

It would be nice to think that there were scores of talented artists on the verge of rediscovery. And perhaps it's true. For if anything can…

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Krakow's Annual Events

Krakow's Annual Events

When is the best time to visit Cracow? It's a difficult question. The charms of Spring and Summer need little introduction, whilst Autumn, when the…

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Cracow - Further Afield

Cracow - Further Afield

Cracow is by no means a jewel in isolation. And whilst the countryside may have taken something of a tumble since the inter-war years, there are…

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Theatres

Theatres

From the baroque sweep of its gables down to the gargoyles and Madonnas that peep out of the street corners, Cracow is a resoundingly theatrical city.

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Lajkonik

Lajkonik

Maiden-chomping dragons, enchanted pigeons, sorcerers who fly about on giant cockerels - Cracow is not short of the odd legend or two. And every…

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Bed Down in the Old Town

Bed Down in the Old Town

The merits of bagging a bed in Krakow's Old Town are manifold. Landing yourself in the UNESCO-listed core will place you amidst princely palaces and…

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The Barbican

The Barbican

For those pilgrims, merchants and travellers that were bound for Cracow in times gone by, that first glimpse of a steeple or cupola must have been a…

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Cheap Flights to Krakow

Cheap Flights to Krakow

With the range of budget airlines offering cheap flights all over Europe, how do you know which one can get you to Krakow? Well, we've compiled a…

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Join our team!

Join our team!

Cracow Life is constantly on the look out for motivated and talented people to join our team and help us achieve our business aims. Read below for…

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The Altarpiece of St. Mary's

The Altarpiece of St. Mary's

In Cracow, the worlds of history and legend often seem to blur into each other, and there are few finer illustrations of this than the tale of Veit…

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Suggested Itineraries & Tours

Suggested Itineraries & Tours

There's no perfect plan for everyone on a Krakow city break, but we've come up with some suggestions for trips in and around Krakow that will help…

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Art Nouveau in Krakow

Art Nouveau in Krakow

In the Spring of 1897, Gustav Klimt co-founded the legendary Secession Group: 'To every age its art' they proclaimed, 'and to art its freedom'.…

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Ojcow & The Jura Uplands

Ojcow & The Jura Uplands

A writer who had walked from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople during the 1930's was shocked when he returned to Eastern Europe twenty years ago.…

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Remuh Synagogue

Remuh Synagogue

Though an elegant building, and not the jewel in the crown of Kazimierzs synagogues, Remuh's historical resonance outstrips many of the others.…

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Rakowicki Cemetery

Rakowicki Cemetery

An afternoon at the cemetery may not sound like the jolliest option for a nice day out, but if you never quite gave up listening to The Cure, or you…

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Napoleon and the Poles

Napoleon and the Poles

An Exhibition at the Czartoryski Museum, Cracow: October 23rd 2004 - January 15th, 2005. This colourful exhibition has been given the title…

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Cracow's Hallowed Humps

Cracow's Hallowed Humps

Why on earth would anyone want to build a fake hill? And not just one - five of the blighters. Well, Cracovians will assert that building such mounds…

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Krakow Rynek Glowny

Krakow Rynek Glowny

Krakow's Rynek Glowny is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the entire world. Known as the "Market Square" or the "Main Square" in…

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The Planty

The Planty

One of the great joys about living in Cracow is in watching the play of the seasons. They are more distinct here than in other parts of Europe, and…

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Learn Polish in Krakow

Learn Polish in Krakow

No one can deny that spending the weekend in Krakow is a delightfully pleasant experience, and one bound to entail plenty of adventure, excitement…

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Ladies who lived on the edge

Ladies who lived on the edge

In Autumn 2005, two extraordinary books were made available to an English-speaking public. One is a biography that was penned thirty years ago, the…

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The Slowacki Theatre

The Slowacki Theatre

For many travellers arriving in Cracow, the Slowacki theatre will be the first building that strikes them on entering the Old Town. It lies directly…

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Tie the Knot, Krakow Style!

Tie the Knot, Krakow Style!

Krakow has long held a reputation as a city of romance. Home of the majestic Wawel Castle, and situated on the lovely Vistula River, in the months of…

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St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's Gate

By 1500 Cracow was not only one of the richest cities in Europe but also one of the best fortified. The Old Town was ringed by a great wall, and this…

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Chopin: Prince of the Polonaise

Chopin: Prince of the Polonaise

With his fair share of dodgy movie tributes (even Hugh Grant has had a bash at playing the part) and scandals over steamy affairs, Chopin has all the…

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The Last Mazurka

The Last Mazurka

The Last Mazurka: A Tale of War, Passion and Loss, by Andrew Tarnowski For the English reader, memoirs or novels that relate to Cracow are few and…

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Discover Krakow's Finest Treasures!

Discover Krakow's Finest Treasures!

Anyone who has spent even a few days in Krakow knows how much the city has to offer; so much so that in fact most tourists leave the city with the…

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Tempel Synagogue

Tempel Synagogue

The Tempel synagogue is one of Cracow's unexpected treasures. It seems to fit so snugly amidst the surrounding buildings that one can walk by for…

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Krakow Best Places 2012

Krakow Best Places 2012

When our Ten Best Places of 2006 turned out to be such a hit, we decided that the city's top quality places should be rewarded every year, so for the…

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Pauline Church on the Rock

Pauline Church on the Rock

It was late in the year of our Lord 1079 that the King gave the command. This meddlesome bishop would trouble him no longer. So, wasting little time…

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Summer Organ Concerts Festival

Summer Organ Concerts Festival

Cultural Centre Dworek Bialopradnicki invites you to experience classical music in a whole new way this summer. Instead of seeing an orchestra in the…

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The National Museum in Krakow

The National Museum in Krakow

Krakow has an embarrassment of riches on the museum front. But before we get into some of the highlights, you might wonder how so much treasure got…

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Culture For Tolerance Festival

Culture For Tolerance Festival

It's never easy to swim against the current, and so the first quality we should ascribe to the participants in this festival is bravery. Poland…

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Etiuda & Anima Film Festival

Etiuda & Anima Film Festival

In the olden days, budding geniuses picked up a paintbrush or sharpened their quill. But judging by the preponderance of short films at the Turner…

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Consulates & Embassies

Consulates & Embassies

Cracovians are apt to point out that there is no official document cementing the transference of capital status to Warsaw from back in the days of…

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Feel the Green!

Feel the Green!

Cracow Life has twice spotted hedgehogs pottering around the Old Town. Whether these spiky characters were sightseeing or whether they actually live…

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The Royal Way

The Royal Way

The Royal Way, which leads right through the heart of the city, was once the route of Royal processions and funerals. Even after the capital moved to…

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Golden Oldie on the Square

Golden Oldie on the Square

Back in the year of our Lord 1364, Nicholas Wierzynek (a flamboyant Cracovian merchant who was noted for his flair for throwing tremendous parties)…

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Remuh Cemetery

Remuh Cemetery

It is said that the foundation of this cemetery came about in a rather unexpected manner. It is a curious tale. A house once stood in the place of…

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Galloping Into Oblivion: Piotr Michalowski and the Napoleonic Dream

Galloping Into Oblivion: Piotr Michalowski and the Napoleonic Dream

'Tell all the ladies' wrote Napoleon's flamboyant Marshal, Joachim Murat, after sustaining a pistol shot to the jaw, 'that even if Murat has lost…

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The Mighty Philharmonic Hall

The Mighty Philharmonic Hall

Cracow has had a proud history of classical music, with a symphonic orchestra playing concerts in the city from as early as 1909 until the outbreak…

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The Franciscan Church

The Franciscan Church

Every year on Good Friday a procession takes place at this church that transports the viewer right back to the age of fire and brimstone. On that…

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The Festival of Polish Music

The Festival of Polish Music

Poland won plaudits across the globe with 20th century composers such as Szymanowski, Gorecki and Penderecki, not to mention classics such as the…

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Corpus Christi Church

Corpus Christi Church

Many hundreds of years ago, when Kazimierz was little more than marshland, there was a theft at the Collegiate Church of All Saints. A crafty villain…

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Likus & The Return of High Life

Likus & The Return of High Life

Before the war, Cracow boasted a cornucopia of elegant shops and hotels. Even today, many of the city's elder residents can recall the charms of…

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Cultural Centres

Cultural Centres

Well to be quite frank, there are some superlative places in Cracow to stay abreast of life in the world at large. Whether you're perusing the…

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Cracow Poland - everything you need to know!

Cracow Poland - everything you need to know!

Still haven't been to Cracow, Poland? Get with the program! This beautiful mecca of art, culture and nightlife draws millions throughout the year.…

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King Kong's Polish Connection

King Kong's Polish Connection

Many film directors can't resist an amusing cameo in their movies. Roman Polanski took great pleasure in roughing up Jack Nicholson in Chinatown…

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A Place to Skate

A Place to Skate

Krakow is certainly not lacking entertainment options in the city centre, but while those who like to go to the cinema or theatre, or watch a…

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In The Garden Of Memory

In The Garden Of Memory

In The Garden of Memory: A Family Memoir, by Joanna Olczak-Ronikier How lucky we are not to have been faced with the choices that dogged the…

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First Step...

First Step...

The National Museum has put on some sensational shows over the last two years, but if there's a string that's been missing from the bow, it's…

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Rozstaje Festival of Traditional Music

Rozstaje Festival of Traditional Music

The Rozstaje ("Crossroads") Festival has been filling Cracovian ears with traditional music since 1999. While in the first years of the festival the…

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Palac Bonerowski

Palac Bonerowski

Every mansion on the market square has its stories to tell. Amorous intrigues have been hatched, poets and pianists have weaved their magic, and…

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Sport

Sport

When it comes to sport, you probably fall into one of three camps - active participant, armchair enthusiast, or couldn't care less. If you're in the…

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Euro 2012 in Krakow

Euro 2012 in Krakow

Yes, against all the odds, Poland and Ukraine will be hosting the European Football Championships in 2012! After the announcement by UEFA chief…

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Bledowska Desert

Bledowska Desert

Pustynia Bledowska, also dubbed the 'Polish Sahara' is the only genuine desert-like area not only in Poland, but in Europe. Surprisingly, this…

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Spend Spring in Krakow!

Spend Spring in Krakow!

There's no better time to visit Poland's most stunningly beautiful city than during the Spring season. As the city shakes off the frosty mantle of…

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Piwnica Pod Baranami

Piwnica Pod Baranami

There are a lot of funny looking fellows in Cracow. In fact, the city wouldn't quite be the same without these funny looking fellows. As many…

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Krakow - the perfect vacation destination!

Krakow - the perfect vacation destination!

You've made a great choice! Krakow is exploding in popularity and it's easy to see why. Over a thousand years of history, plenty of tourist…

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New Cemetery

New Cemetery

Whilst not as ancient as the Remuh, the New Cemetery is equally as atmospheric, and some would say more so. It was founded in the early nineteenth…

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The Krakow Film Festival

The Krakow Film Festival

The oldest film festival in Poland, the Krakow Film Festival has been an annual event in the city's calendar since as far back as 1961. Comprised of…

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Reader-Chosen Best Places of 2008!

Reader-Chosen Best Places of 2008!

When our Ten Best Places of 2006 and Best Places of 2007 turned out to be such a success, we decided that the city's top quality places to eat…

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Helena Rubinstein – the Beauty Queen from Krakow

Helena Rubinstein – the Beauty Queen from Krakow

Helena Rubinstein had a habit of obscuring or embellishing the facts about her humble origins, but being born in Krakow probably went a long way to…

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Krakow Best Places 2011

Krakow Best Places 2011

When our Ten Best Places of 2006 turned out to be such a hit, we decided that the city's top quality places should be rewarded every year, so for the…

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Top Ten Krakow Pubs for Craft Beer Lovers

Top Ten Krakow Pubs for Craft Beer Lovers

Ten years ago, almost all of Krakow's pubs served one of four beers. These four were practically indistinguishable, and awful, which meant it hardly…

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Krakow Best Places 2010

Krakow Best Places 2010

When our Ten Best Places of 2006 turned out to be such a hit, we decided that the city's top quality places should be rewarded every year, so for the…

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Off Festival

Off Festival

When Poland first made its entry on the summer European music festival scene, it started with Heineken Open'er Festival in the north. And while…

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Reader-Chosen Best Places of 2009!

Reader-Chosen Best Places of 2009!

Our annual list of the Best Places is back. After Ten Best Places of 2006 turned out to be a hit, we have kept finding the city's top quality places…

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Krakow Guide Books

Krakow Guide Books

How do the Poles see their second city? Well, a new series of guides is exploding stereotypes and treading on the hooves of a few holy cows. A team…

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The Votes for 2007 Are In!

The Votes for 2007 Are In!

When our Ten Best Places of 2006 turned out to be such a success, we decided that the city's top quality places to eat, sleep, drink, shop and get…

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Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

Every year for the past 17 years, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, or WOSP) has raised money…

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New Restaurants In 2014

New Restaurants In 2014

The beginning of 2014 saw the greatest spawn of new Krakow eat-outs in years. Actually, even the most savvy denizens have a hard time managing the…

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Poland In Old Photographs

Poland In Old Photographs

There has been something of an eruption of coffee-table books of late, with publishers queuing up to deluge us with lush pictures of mountains…

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The Best Ice Cream Places in Krakow

The Best Ice Cream Places in Krakow

In the summertime, when the weather is hot... ...or not - nevermind! Hanging around Krakow with a delicious treat in your hand makes one's visit to…

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E-Tour 'Round Malopolska Museums

E-Tour 'Round Malopolska Museums

“Malopolska’s Virtual Museums” is an internet platform dedicated to the presentation of Malopolska region's cultural trove…

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Christmas & NYE 2014/2015 in Krakow

Christmas & NYE 2014/2015 in Krakow

Between the well-known European Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas Tree or the giving of presents, and those typically Polish, such as…

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