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Kraków

The city of Kraków is the capital city of the Malopolskie (Lesser Poland or Little Poland) province in the southern region of Poland. It covers both banks of the Wisla (or Vistula) river. Uplands region at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. It is Poland's third largest city, with a population of 756,000 in 2007 (1.4 million after including surrounding communities).Kraków is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with evidence showing settlements there since 20,000 BC. Legend has it that it was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain. However, the first official mention of the name was in 966 by a Jewish merchant from Spain, who described it as an important centre of trade in Slavonic Europe.
Through trade with the various rulers of Europe, it grew from a small settlement in 1000AD to a large wealthy city, belonging to the Vistulans. However, through the 9th and 10th centuries, it fell under the influence of the Great Moravians, then the Bohemians, before being captured by the Piast Dynasty of Poland. In 1038, Kazimierz the Restorer made Krakow the capital of Poland.
In 1241, the city was almost entirely destroyed by Tatars. It was rebuilt to a design that remains largely unchanged to the present day. However, after more successful attacks by the Mongols in the late 13th century, Kazimierz the Great set about defending the city. Walls, fortifications, and the original Wawel Castle were added. The University was also established. King Kazimierz established the district of Kazimierz for Jews to live in free from persecution. This area remained mainly Jewish for centuries until the Nazi occupation.
The 16th century was Krakow's golden age. Under the influence of the joint Polish-Lithuanian Jagiellonian dynasty, Krakow became a centre of science and the arts. In 1569, Poland was officially united with Lithuania and as a result government activity started to move to Warsaw. King Zygmunt III officially moved the capital in 1609.
However, the 17th century was a return to troubled times for Krakow and Poland. After being invaded by Russians, Prussians, Austrians, Transylvanians, Swedes, and the French, it went through a phase of various forms of political control. These included being part of the Duchy of Warsaw, established by Napoleon, and becoming an "independent city". However, it mostly fell under the sphere of influence of the Austrian Habsburg Empire, in the province of Galicia.
In the First World War, Józef Pilsudski set out to liberate Poland and the Treaty of Versailles (1919) established an independent sovereign Polish state for the first time in more than 100 years. This lasted until the Second World War, when Germany and the USSR partitioned the country, with German forces entering Krakow in September 1939. Many academics were killed and historic relics and monuments were destroyed or looted. Concentration camps were established near Krakow, including Plaszow and Auschwitz. After German withdrawal, the city escaped complete destruction and many buildings were saved.
In the Communist period, a large steel works was established in the suburb of Nowa Huta. This was seen as an attempt to lessen the influence of the anti-Communist intellegentsia and religious communities in Krakow. In 1978, UNESCO placed Krakow on the World Heritage Sites list. In the same year, the Archbishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtyla, was made Pope John Paul II.
The Communist Government collapsed in 1989 and Krakow is now undergoing another period of regeneration, with historic buildings being restored.

Get in

By airplane:
Krakow, J. Paul II Balice Intl is the second biggest airport of the country about 11 kilometers out of the city centre.
Air Berlin to Rome, Moscow and Vienna, Germanwings to Istanbul and Madrid, Norwegian Air Shuttle to Paris, Ragusa and Bergen and Ryanair to Paris, London and Rome, offer services from and to Krakow, J. Paul II Balice Intl
By bus ()
Lines:
  • 902: Bus 902 (nocny): Kraków Airport T1 => Dworzec Główny Wschód
  • 292: Bus 292: Kraków Airport T1 => Dworzec Główny Wschódto
  • 209: Bus 209: Salwator => Morawica

  • By train:
    Kraków Łobzów can be reached by a 10 minute walk.

    National train connections:
  • Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna takes about 3:22 hours
  • Krakow Glowny to Gdansk Glowny takes about 8:00 hours

  • International train connections:
  • Krakow Glowny to Budapest-Keleti: 9:56 h, 2x change.
  • Krakow Glowny to Wien Westbahnhof in 7:53 hours
  • Krakow Glowny to Praha hl.n. in 8:00 hours, 2x change.

  • By car:
    Kraków - Warsaw: 290 km in 3:45 h
    Kraków - Gdańsk: 600 km in 6:30 h

    Get around

    General:
    Most sights in Kraków are fairly close together, so it is easy to walk. Public transport in Kraków is very good. There are buses and trams that connect Kraków with the suburbs.

    Excursions

    Recommended is a
  • trip to Wieliczka.
  • trip to Oswiecim.
  • trip to Wadowice.
  • trip to Sucha Beskidzka.
  • trip to Stawy Grojeckie.
  • Good options for excursions are Jaworzno (Map) (with Kosztowy) or the castle Pieskowa Skała (Map) (21 km) near Jerzmanowice. Pieskowa Skała (Little Dog's Rock), is a limestone cliff in the valley of river Prądnik, Poland, best known for its Renaissance castle. Further: Zamek Bydlin (Map) (40 km) near Zawiercie.

    If you like to rent a car:
  • Avis, Lubicz 23, Krakow
  • Eat and Drink

    Eat:
    Budget:
  • Endzior Zapiekanki, Sienna 3, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Bar Kiełbaski z niebieskiej nyski, Grzegórzecka 4, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Propaganda, Podbrzezie 4, 31-054 Kraków, Bar,
  • Szynk, Podbrzezie 4, 31-054 Kraków, Pub,
  • Babci Maliny, świętego Jana 28, Kraków,
  • McDonald's, Aleja Generała Tadeusza Bora-Komorowskiego 33, Kraków, Fastfood Restaurant,
  • KFC Restauracja, Drive Thru 24h, osiedle Dywizjonu 303 21A, Kraków, chicken,
  • Zapiekanki, Karola Szymanowskiego 15, Kraków,
  • Mid-budget and High-budget:
  • Restauracja Na Wawelu, Zamek Wawel 9, Kraków, Polish Restaurant, highly recommended,
  • Zaczarowane Koło - pizza, obiady, bronowice i krowodrza, Zaczarowane Koło 7, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Pierożki u Vincenta, Juliusza Lea 114, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Restauracja Nostalgia, Karmelicka 16, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • mamma mia, Karmelicka 16, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Coltrane Restaurant & Music Bar, Nowa 3A, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Restauracja Chimera, świętej Anny 3, Kraków, Salad, highly recommended,
  • Trattoria Geppetto, Władysława Łokietka 26, Kraków, highly recommended,

  • Cafes:
  • Cafe Lody u Jacka i Moniki, Droga do Zamku, 31-001 Kraków, Cafe, highly recommended,
  • Chocoffee, Wiślna 8, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Czarodziej, Wrocławska 5A, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Cafe Malaga, pasaż Bielaka, Kraków, Cafe, highly recommended,
  • Coffeeshop Company, Sławkowska 6, Kraków, Coffee Shop, highly recommended,
  • More Than a Cookie, Sławkowska 18, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Alter Ego, ul. Czarnowiejska 8, Kraków, pub, Cafe, highly recommended,

  • Bars and Clubs:
  • Klub Studio, Witolda Budryka 4, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Moment Resto Bar & Music, Józefa 24, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Spokój, Bracka 5, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Piwnica pod Baranami, Main Market Square 27, Kraków, Pub, highly recommended,
  • Kraina Szeptów, Izaaka 1, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Miejsce, Estery 5, Kraków, highly recommended,
  • Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Main Market Square 28, Kraków, pub, Bar, highly recommended,
  • Nightclubs:
  • Frantic Club, Szewska 9, Kraków, Club, highly recommended,
  • Jazz Club U Muniaka, Floriańska 3, Kraków, pub, Club, highly recommended,
  • Prozak, Plac Wszystkich Świętych 11, 31-004 Kraków, Nightclub, highly recommended,
  • Art Club Błędne Koło, pasaż Hetmański, Kraków, Nightclub, highly recommended,
  • Ministerstwo Klub Muzyczny, Plac Mariacki 4, Kraków, Nightclub, highly recommended,
  • Rdza, Bracka 5, Kraków, Nightclub, highly recommended,
  • Żaczek, Aleja 3 Maja 5, Kraków, Nightclub, highly recommended,
  • Shopping

    There is a wide variety of shopping centers:
  • Galeria Krakowska Pawia 5, Kraków
  • Galeria Bronowice Stawowa 55, Krakow

  • Recommended shops:
  • Books: Massolit. Sp. z o.o. Księgarnia amerykańska Felicjanek 4, Krakow outside the city

  • There are some worthwhile shopping streets in the city centre of Kraków. Popular are Starowiślna and Krowoderska.

    The Old Town district offers excellent shopping, especially for clothes, jewelry, and art. You can wander all around the Old Town and Kazimierz, where antique stores abound. The center of this all is the Rynek Glowny ("Rynek" also means "market"), where you will find some of the city's top stores.
    In the middle of the Rynek Glowny stands the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), a center of trade in Krakow for hundreds of years. The entire ground floor is a market, where local artists sell their wares. Look for amber jewelry and sheep skin rugs. A great place to check out if you want to bring an authentic piece of Krakow back home.
    If you're addicted to shopping, be sure to check out the Royal Way (Florianska - Rynek Glowny - Grodzka) and the streets surrounding Plac Nowy in the Kazimierz district.

    Accomodation


    Hostel
  • Top Apartments (Map), Garncarska 8 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 340 meters, tram stop about 340 meters, bus stop in 1145 meters
  • Ars Hostel & Bar (Map), ul. Koletek 7, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 170 meters, tram stop about 180 meters, bus stop in 1015 meters
  • Greg & Tom Junior Hostel (Map), Zyblikiewicza Street No 9 31-005, double room about 42 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 225 meters, tram stop about 225 meters, bus stop in 1040 meters
  • Soul Hostel (Map), Warszawska St. 20/6, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 135 meters, tram stop about 305 meters, bus stop in 455 meters
  • Flamingo Hostel (Map), Szewska 4, double room about 39 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 255 meters, tram stop about 260 meters, bus stop in 915 meters
  • Greg & Tom Apartments (Map), św. Jana 13 Pawia 12/7, double room about 34 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 60 meters, tram stop about 105 meters, bus stop in 465 meters
  • Isabel (Map), Ul. Wislna 9/3 Cracow 31-007, double room about 42 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 175 meters, tram stop about 180 meters, bus stop in 710 meters
  • Elephant on the Moon Eco Hostel (Map), Biale Wzgorze 8, double room about 36 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 355 meters, tram stop about 440 meters, bus stop in 470 meters
  • Greg & Tom Hostel the 2nd (Map), Warszawska 16/5, double room about 36 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 165 meters, tram stop about 270 meters, bus stop in 445 meters
  • Krakow Apartment (Map), ul. Kudlinskiego 3 30-211, highly recommended, city, train station Kraków Łobzów about 175 meters, bus stop in 540 meters
  • Apart (Map), Siemiradzkiego st 15, double room about 37 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 280 meters, tram stop about 280 meters, bus stop in 985 meters
  • Zodiakus Hostel (Map), Westerplatte 8/1, double room about 35 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 145 meters, tram stop about 195 meters, bus stop in 715 meters
  • Old Town Hostel (Map), Plac Szczepanski 6/5 30 - 011 Kraków, double room about 31 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 200 meters, tram stop about 255 meters, bus stop in 765 meters
  • Good Bye Lenin (Map), Grodzka 34 Street, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 70 meters, tram stop about 80 meters, bus stop in 1150 meters
  • Old Walls Hostel (Map), Grabowskiego 9a/7, double room about 34 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 135 meters, tram stop about 165 meters, bus stop in 795 meters
  • Moon Hostel Plus (Map), 49 Długa Street, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 170 meters, tram stop about 285 meters, bus stop in 720 meters
  • Cybulskiego Guestrooms (Map), Cybulskiego 6 Krakow, double room about 36 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 280 meters, tram stop about 325 meters, bus stop in 1010 meters
  • U Pana Cogito (Map), ul. Michala Baluckiego 6 30-318, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 390 meters, tram stop about 450 meters, bus stop in 1030 meters
  • RK Hostel (Map), Krasickiego 24/14, double room about 111 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 210 meters, tram stop about 520 meters, bus stop in 405 meters
  • Kajzer Hostel (Map), Limanowskiego 12, 30-534 Kraków, double room about 44 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 200 meters, tram stop about 280 meters, bus stop in 675 meters
  • Tutti Frutti Apartments (Map), 24 Florianska St, popular, city, tram stop about 330 meters, tram stop about 340 meters, bus stop in 885 meters
  • AAB Benedykt Hostel (Map), Dunajewskiego 5, popular, city, tram stop about 105 meters, tram stop about 145 meters, bus stop in 1130 meters
  • Cracow Hostel (Map), The Main Square 18 (Rynek Glowny 18), popular, city, tram stop about 180 meters, tram stop about 195 meters, bus stop in 980 meters
  • Nathan's Villa Hostel Krakow (Map), Sw. Agnieszki 1 31-071 Krakow, double room about 48 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 105 meters, tram stop about 175 meters, bus stop in 1025 meters
  • Football Corner Hostel (Map), Wróblewskiego 3/4, 31-148 Kraków, double room about 9 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 85 meters, tram stop about 340 meters, bus stop in 500 meters
  • Cinema Hostel (Map), Stradomska 27/1, popular, city, tram stop about 40 meters, tram stop about 135 meters, bus stop in 1055 meters
  • Euro-Room (Map), Wielopole 11/4, double room about 37 EUR, popular, city, train station Kraków Łobzów about 175 meters, bus stop in 540 meters
  • Enigma Hostel (Map), Rakowicka 12, 31-510 Kraków, double room about 43 EUR, tel.+48 12 362 44 44, popular, city, tram stop about 50 meters, tram stop about 145 meters, bus stop in 250 meters
  • Guest Rooms Maria (Map), D³uga 8, double room about 43 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 25 meters, tram stop about 35 meters, bus stop in 480 meters
  • Central Park Hostel Krakow (Map), 4 Rynek Kleparski 2nd Level, double room about 47 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 55 meters, tram stop about 90 meters, bus stop in 705 meters

  • Guesthouse
  • Cracow Old Town Guest House (Map), ul. św. Marka 29, 31-029 Kraków, double room about 39 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 240 meters, tram stop about 255 meters, bus stop in 820 meters
  • Rainbow Guesthouse Apartments (Map), ul. Szeroka 29/12, double room about 23 EUR, city, train station Kraków Łobzów about 175 meters, bus stop in 540 meters
  • Guesthouse Lemon (Map), ul. Podwale 2, city, tram stop about 135 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 1200 meters
  • Wera Guesthouse (Map), ul. Sw. Krzyza 3/4 31-028 Krakow, double room about 34 EUR, city, tram stop about 145 meters, tram stop about 190 meters, bus stop in 1020 meters

  • Budget
  • Hotel Platinium (Map), ul. Bieżanowska 66A 30-812, Kraków, highly recommended, tram stop about 690 meters, tram stop about 790 meters, bus stop in 1230 meters
  • Elephant On The Moon (Map), Białe Wzgórze 8 20 - 203, Kraków, double room about 39 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 355 meters, tram stop about 445 meters, bus stop in 470 meters
  • Antica Pokoje Gościnne (Map), Czarnowiejska 76 30-054, Kraków, popular, city, tram stop about 545 meters, tram stop about 545 meters, bus stop in 750 meters
  • Indalo Rooms (Map), Tarłowska 15 31-102, Kraków, double room about 39 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 175 meters, tram stop about 225 meters, bus stop in 815 meters
  • Apartamenty Zakrzówek (Map), Sodowa 7 30-376, Kraków, popular, city, bus stop in 1250 meters
  • Flamingo Doubles (Map), Podwale 31-118, Kraków, double room about 47 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 140 meters, tram stop about 195 meters, bus stop in 1195 meters
  • Freedom Hostel (Map), ul. Pomorska 2 30-039, Kraków, double room about 41 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 115 meters, tram stop about 220 meters, bus stop in 1205 meters
  • Apartamenty TWW Lubicz (Map), Ul. Lubicz 3 31-034, Kraków, double room about 57 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 15 meters, tram stop about 55 meters, bus stop in 545 meters
  • Trecius (Map), ul. Św.Tomasza 18 31-020, Kraków, double room about 71 EUR, city, tram stop about 330 meters, tram stop about 335 meters, bus stop in 875 meters
  • Finger Guest Rooms (Map), Warszawska 18 31-155, Kraków, city, tram stop about 175 meters, tram stop about 265 meters, bus stop in 445 meters
  • Zajazd Srebrna Gora (Map), Ksiecia Jozefa 120 20-247, Kraków, double room about 70 EUR, bus stop in 615 meters
  • Momotown B&B (Map), Szeroka 9 31055, Kraków, double room about 56 EUR, city, tram stop about 65 meters, tram stop about 120 meters, bus stop in 630 meters
  • Ośrodek Hotelowy Optima (Map), ul. Malborska 65 30-646, Kraków, double room about 36 EUR, tram stop about 690 meters, tram stop about 690 meters, bus stop in 685 meters
  • Nocny Kraków Pokoje (Map), Garncarska 8/4 31-115, Kraków, city, tram stop about 335 meters, tram stop about 350 meters, bus stop in 1120 meters
  • Rezydencja Krasickiego 24 (Map), ul. Krasickiego 24 30-503, Kraków, city, tram stop about 215 meters, tram stop about 530 meters, bus stop in 395 meters
  • Apartamenty i Pokoje (Map), Pl. Jana Matejki 10 31-157, Kraków, city, tram stop about 210 meters, tram stop about 210 meters, bus stop in 515 meters
  • Grand Felix (Map), Osiedle Złotej Jesieni 12 31-827, Kraków, http://www.hotelfelix.pl/, Wi-Fi included , outside, tram stop about 375 meters, tram stop about 380 meters, bus stop in 395 meters
  • Apartments In Cracow (Map), Kapelanka 6A 30-347, Kraków, double room about 67 EUR, city, tram stop about 55 meters, tram stop about 60 meters, bus stop in 1115 meters
  • Dom Duszpasterski Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia (Map), S.Faustyny 3 30-420, Kraków, train station Kraków Łagiewniki about 240 meters, train station Kraków Łagiewniki about 250 meters, bus stop in 865 meters
  • Apartamenty Delta (Map), Św. Marka 18 31-022, Kraków, city, tram stop about 300 meters, tram stop about 310 meters, bus stop in 845 meters
  • Pokoje Gościnne pod Sikornikiem (Map), Pod Sikornikiem 17 30-216, Kraków, city, bus stop in 120 meters
  • Hotel Daisy (Map), Morelowa 26A 30-222, Kraków, city, bus stop in 780 meters
  • Sodispar Aparthotel & Apartments (Map), ul. Lubelska 12 30-003, Kraków, city, tram stop about 445 meters, bus stop in 345 meters
  • NF Hostel (Map), Westerplatte 7 31-033, Kraków, double room about 44 EUR, city, tram stop about 120 meters, tram stop about 170 meters, bus stop in 690 meters
  • Apartamenty Golden Lion Kalwaryjska (Map), ul. Kalwaryjska 56 30-504, Kraków, city, tram stop about 145 meters, tram stop about 410 meters, bus stop in 605 meters
  • Villa Maria (Map), Halczyna 5 30-086, Kraków, city, tram stop about 445 meters, tram stop about 495 meters, bus stop in 440 meters
  • Pokoje Goscinne Basztowa (Map), ul. Basztowa 24 31-156, Kraków, city, tram stop about 15 meters, tram stop about 80 meters, bus stop in 565 meters
  • Zajazd Czarna Perła (Map), Belwederczyków 3 30-734, Kraków, double room about 32 EUR, city, bus stop in 975 meters
  • Start Hotel (Map), Kapelanka 60, double room about 37 EUR, tel.+48 12 269 2210, http://www.hotelstart.com.pl/, Wi-Fi included , city, tram stop about 55 meters, tram stop about 55 meters, bus stop in 345 meters
  • Apartamenty TWW Tomasza (Map), ul. Tomasza 25 30-051, Kraków, double room about 66 EUR, city, tram stop about 180 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 485 meters

  • Mid-range
  • Apartament Amber (Map), ul. Jonatana Warszauera 3/32, 31-057 Kraków, double room about 68 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 260 meters, tram stop about 265 meters, bus stop in 510 meters
  • Home Sweet Home (Map), Dunajewskiego 4/14, 30-086 Kraków, double room about 61 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 115 meters, tram stop about 155 meters, bus stop in 1130 meters
  • Red Kurka Apartments (Map), Ul. Św. Gertrudy 5, 31-046 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 5 meters, tram stop about 95 meters, bus stop in 1070 meters
  • Apartament Algador (Map), ul. Sielska 1, 30-421 Kraków, double room about 49 EUR, highly recommended, tram stop about 180 meters, bus stop in 110 meters
  • Farmona Hotel Business & Spa (Map), ulica Jugowicka 10 c, double room about 57 EUR, tel.+48 122527070, http://www.farmonahotel.com, highly recommended, tram stop about 630 meters, bus stop in 515 meters
  • University Apartments (Map), ul. Urzędnicza 62/2, 30-040 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 100 meters, tram stop about 105 meters, bus stop in 695 meters
  • Elite Apartments (Map), ul. Kopernika 8, 31-034 Kraków , double room about 44 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 275 meters, tram stop about 315 meters, bus stop in 875 meters
  • Palace Apartments-Szlak (Map), Szlak 77, 31-153 Kraków, double room about 88 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 130 meters, tram stop about 325 meters, bus stop in 470 meters
  • Apartament Jonek (Map), Bogusławskiego 6/13, 31-048 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 170 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 970 meters
  • Hotel B.A.S. (Map), ul. Żabiniec 16, double room about 73 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 900 meters, tram stop about 980 meters, bus stop in 495 meters
  • Apartament Kopernik (Map), Kopernika 8/114, 31-034 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 275 meters, tram stop about 315 meters, bus stop in 875 meters
  • Apartamenty Sienna (Map), ul Sienna 12, 31-041 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 140 meters, tram stop about 160 meters, bus stop in 1090 meters
  • Apartament Przy AWF (Map), Os. 2 Pułku Lotniczego 51, 31-870 Kraków, double room about 74 EUR, highly recommended, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 900 meters
  • Apartamenty Floriańska 30 (Map), ul. Floriańska 30, 31-021 Kraków, double room about 47 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 265 meters, tram stop about 285 meters, bus stop in 815 meters
  • Apartament Berko (Map), Berka Joselewicza 18/13, 31-051 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 140 meters, tram stop about 170 meters, bus stop in 460 meters
  • Krakow Hilton Garden Inn (Map), Marii Konopnickiej 33 30-302, Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 550 meters, tram stop about 690 meters, bus stop in 125 meters
  • Barbican House Apartments (Map), Floriańska 21, 31-009 Kraków, double room about 72 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 350 meters, tram stop about 355 meters, bus stop in 900 meters
  • Pokoje Bagatela (Map), ul. Podwale 2/3A, 31-118 Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 120 meters, tram stop about 170 meters, bus stop in 1220 meters
  • Home in Krakow Silvio's Apartments (Map), Radziwiłłowska 7, 31-026 Kraków, double room about 25 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 270 meters, tram stop about 290 meters, bus stop in 735 meters
  • Villa Julia (Map), ul.Księcia Józefa 291a, 30-243 Kraków, double room about 60 EUR, popular, bus stop in 455 meters
  • AAE Mosquito Hostel Krakow (Map), Rynek Kleparski 4/6, 31-150 Kraków, popular, city, tram stop about 45 meters, tram stop about 70 meters, bus stop in 715 meters
  • Apartament Classic (Map), ul. Świętego Łazarza 3/13, 31-530 Kraków, double room about 39 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 255 meters, tram stop about 480 meters, bus stop in 885 meters
  • Apartament Długa 27 (Map), ul. Długa 27, 31-147 Kraków, double room about 50 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 95 meters, tram stop about 265 meters, bus stop in 500 meters
  • Pensjonat B&B Nad Rudawą (Map), Ludmiły Korbutowej 36 30-218, Kraków, popular, city, bus stop in 1120 meters
  • Apartament Splendor (Map), ul. Skwerowa 30/1, 30-317 Kraków, popular, city, tram stop about 350 meters, tram stop about 435 meters, bus stop in 655 meters
  • Biskupia Yourplace Apartments (Map), Biskupia 4 31-144, Kraków, double room about 60 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 320 meters, tram stop about 330 meters, bus stop in 825 meters
  • Novum House Apartamenty (Map), ul. Straszewskiego 24, 31-113 Kraków, double room about 60 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 60 meters, tram stop about 125 meters, bus stop in 830 meters
  • Hotel Kontrast (Map), Forteczna 22 30-437, double room about 73 EUR, popular, train station Kraków Swoszowice about 670 meters, bus stop in 225 meters
  • Apartamenty Orient Ekspres (Map), Stolarska 13 31-043, Kraków, double room about 70 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 85 meters, tram stop about 115 meters, bus stop in 1000 meters
  • P&J Apartamenty Grodzka (Map), Floriańska 39 (Reception), 30-009 Kraków, double room about 38 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 285 meters, tram stop about 285 meters, bus stop in 820 meters

  • High price
  • Apartamenty Bracka 6 (Map), ul. Bracka 6, 31-005 Kraków, double room about 98 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 150 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 1045 meters
  • Abra 2 Apartments (Map), ul. Siemiradzkiego 25, 31-137 Kraków, double room about 408 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 155 meters, tram stop about 225 meters, bus stop in 1005 meters
  • Hotel Pugetow (Map), Starowislna 15a 31-038, K, double room about 124 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 105 meters, tram stop about 145 meters, bus stop in 1075 meters
  • Orlowska Townhouse Apartments (Map), ul. Sławkowska 26, 31-014 Kraków, double room about 88 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 145 meters, tram stop about 165 meters, bus stop in 575 meters
  • Crystal Suites Old Town (Map), Kochanowskiego 6 31-126, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 150 meters, tram stop about 160 meters, bus stop in 645 meters
  • Pałac Bonerowski (Map), Rynek Główny 42/Św. Jana 1 31-013, Kraków, double room about 246 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 370 meters, tram stop about 370 meters, bus stop in 770 meters
  • Venetian House Market Square Aparthotel (Map), Rynek Główny 11 31-009, Kraków, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 160 meters, tram stop about 160 meters, bus stop in 960 meters
  • Nightingale (Map), ul. Bosacka 6b/6, 31-505 Kraków, double room about 354 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 165 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 315 meters
  • Apartament Andy Pandy (Map), ul. Zacisze 16, 31-156 Kraków, double room about 212 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 180 meters, tram stop about 185 meters, bus stop in 480 meters
  • Hotel Unicus (Map), ul. Floriańska 35/ ul. Św. Marka 20 31-020, Kraków, double room about 278 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 290 meters, tram stop about 305 meters, bus stop in 835 meters
  • Apartament Rycerski (Map), Tarłowska 3/8, 31-102 Kraków, double room about 93 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 195 meters, tram stop about 250 meters, bus stop in 600 meters
  • Red Brick Apartments (Map), Kurniki 3, 31-156 Kraków, double room about 75 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 160 meters, tram stop about 165 meters, bus stop in 465 meters
  • Hotel Grodek (Map), Na Grodku 4 31-028, Kraków, double room about 170 EUR, http://www.donimirski.com/hotel-grodek, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 115 meters, tram stop about 175 meters, bus stop in 1015 meters
  • Hotel Maltański (Map), ul. Straszewskiego 14 31-101, double room about 144 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 130 meters, tram stop about 170 meters, bus stop in 555 meters
  • Cracow Apartments 24 (Map), Mikołajska 8/7, 31-027 Kraków, double room about 81 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 215 meters, tram stop about 255 meters, bus stop in 990 meters
  • Hotel Kossak (Map), Plac Kossaka 1 30-106, double room about 128 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 60 meters, tram stop about 160 meters, bus stop in 560 meters
  • Queen Boutique Hotel (Map), ul. Józefa Dietla 60, 31-039 Kraków, double room about 112 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 190 meters, tram stop about 245 meters, bus stop in 245 meters
  • Palace Apartments (Map), Radziwiłłowska 27, 31-253 Kraków, double room about 121 EUR, highly recommended, city, tram stop about 75 meters, tram stop about 115 meters, bus stop in 525 meters
  • Benefis (Map), ul. Barska 2 30-307, Kraków, double room about 95 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 325 meters, tram stop about 380 meters, bus stop in 1115 meters
  • Angel City Apartment (Map), Ul. Szlak 50/401, 31-014 Kraków, double room about 222 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 65 meters, tram stop about 295 meters, bus stop in 415 meters
  • Apartamenty TWW Centrum (Map), Ul. Szlak 77, 31-153 Kraków, double room about 69 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 100 meters, tram stop about 255 meters, bus stop in 395 meters
  • Qubus Hotel Kraków (Map), ul. Nadwiślańska 6 30-527, double room about 114 EUR, tel.+48 12-374-5100, http://www.qubushotel.com/hotele.php?lang=1&id_h=1, internet included , popular, city, tram stop about 210 meters, tram stop about 325 meters, bus stop in 800 meters
  • Hotel Stary (Map), Szczepanska 5, 31-011 Krakow, double room about 351 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 250 meters, tram stop about 275 meters, bus stop in 815 meters
  • Globus (Map), Dietla 91 31-031, Kraków, double room about 90 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 100 meters, tram stop about 110 meters, bus stop in 1105 meters
  • Hotel Poleski (Map), Sandomierska 6 30-310, Kraków, double room about 105 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 355 meters, tram stop about 485 meters, bus stop in 985 meters
  • AAA Krakow Apartments - Atlantis Apartments (Map), Ul Cybulskiego 2 31-117, Kraków, popular, city, tram stop about 285 meters, tram stop about 295 meters, bus stop in 1020 meters
  • Hotel Francuski (Map), Pijarska 13, 31-015 Kraków, popular, city, tram stop about 155 meters, tram stop about 165 meters, bus stop in 830 meters
  • La Gioia Chic Angel Apartments (Map), Szlak 77, 31-153 Kraków, double room about 102 EUR, popular, city, tram stop about 135 meters, tram stop about 220 meters, bus stop in 365 meters

  • Camping
  • Camping about 3 km outside, tram stop about 990 meters, tram stop about 995 meters, bus stop in 775 meters.
  • Smok about 4 km outside, bus stop in 700 meters.
  • Krakowianka about 6 km outside, tram stop about 230 meters, tram stop about 280 meters, bus stop in 435 meters.

  • Caravan
  • parking about 1 km from the centre.
  • Attractions

    General

    The Renaissance Sukiennice (Cloth Hall, Drapers' Hall) in Kraków, Poland, is one of the city's most recognizable icons. It is the central feature of the Main Market Square in the Kraków Old Town (listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978) (Map).
    Kamienica Hippolitow Hippolitow House. (Map).
    St. Mary's Basilica. (Map).
    The Wawel Cathedral also known as the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav, is a church located on Wawel Hill in Kraków–Poland's national sanctuary (Map).
    The Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński, often shortened to UJ; historical names: Latin: Studium Generale, University of Krakow, Kraków Academy, The Main Crown School, Main School of Kraków) was established in 1364 by Casimir III the Great in Kazimierz (district of Kraków). It is the oldest university in Poland, the second oldest university in Central Europe and one of the oldest universities in the world (Map).
    The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. In the 14th century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland (Map).
    Kazimierz (Polish pronunciation: ; Latin: Casimiria; Yiddish: קוזמיר) is a historical district of Kraków (Poland), best known for being home to a Jewish community from the 14th century until the Second World War. The district of Kazimierz in Krakow is defined by the old shores of an island in the Vistula river (Map).
    Town Hall Tower, Kraków Town Hall Tower in Kraków, Poland (Polish: Wieża ratuszowa w Krakowie) is one of the main focal points of the Main Market Square in the Old Town district of Kraków. The Tower is the only remaining part of the old Town Hall (Ratusz, see painting, below) demolished in 1820 as part of the city plan to open up the Main Square (Map).
    The Main Square (Polish: Rynek Główny w Krakowie) is the main market square of the Old Town in Kraków, Poland and a principal urban space located at the center of the city. It dates back to the 13th century, and – at roughly 40,000 m² (430,000 ft²) – it is the largest medieval town square in Europe, wrote Brian Walters among numerous other authors (Map).

    Museum

    Slowacki Theatre Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, Poland, (Polish: Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackiego w Krakowie), erected in 1893, was modeled after some of the best European Baroque theatres, and named after Polish poet Juliusz Słowacki in 1909 (Map).
    Old Theatre. (Map).
    Museum of the Wawel Cathedrale — The Grave of King Kazimierz Jagiellonczyk is located here. (Map).
    Ethnographic Museum. (Map).
    Polish Aviation Museum (Polish: Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie) is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport (Map).
    National Museum. (Map).
    Czartoryski Museum In here, you will find Lady with an Ermine also known as the Polish Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and Sarmater by Rembrandt van Rijn. (Map).
    House of Jan Matejko. (Map).

    Parks

    Park Lotnikow Polskich. (Map).

    Nature

    Krakow Zoo. (Map).

    Activities

    Hiking
    Kraków is a good hiking destination. The Szlak Orlich Gniazd by "PTTK", distance: 163.9.
    Also recommended: Czarny szlak Modlnica - J. Wierzchowska by "PTTK": Szlak z Modlnicy do Jaskini Wierzchowskiej and Przybysławice - Mników by "PTTK", distance: 31,6.
    Bicycle
    Kraków is a good cycling destination. The Greenway Krakow-Moravia-Vienna by "cz:Greenways".
    Also recommended: Trasa rowerowa Do Rydlówki and Trasa rowerowa Płaszów - Stare Miasto. and Trasa rowerowa Wawel - Błonia. and Trasa rowerowa Tyniec - Bulwary - Zabłocie.

    For movie fans: Kino Cinema City Galeria Kazimierz (Podgórska 34, Krakow).
    Gym: Park Wodny - Basen kryty (Dobrego Pasterza 126, Krakow).
    Cinema: Kino Kijów.Centrum (Aleja Zygmunta Krasińskiego 34, Krakow)
    Wellness/Gym: Fit by Step Kraków (Królewska 1, Krakow)
    Cinema: Ars. Krakowskie Centrum Kinowe (Św. Tomasza 11, Krakow)
    Cinema: "Mikro" Kino (Juliusza Lea 5, Krakow)
    Cinema: Kino Pod Baranami (Main Market Square 27, Krakow)
    Gym: Energym Fitness Club (Wrocławska 28, Krakow)
    Cinema: Pauza (Floriańska 18, Krakow)
    Cinema: Agrafka. Kino (Krowoderska 8, Krakow)

  • Climbing: Wielka Skała
  • Climbing: Leśna Baszta
  • Skateboard: Skate Park
  • Skiing: Sławicki Raj
  • Skiing: Sławicki Raj

  • Krakow, the old royal capital, is acclaimed for its many precious architectural monuments and a unique friendly atmosphere. There are many things to do:

    Walk the entire Royal Way, from St. Florian's Gate, down Florianska, across the Rynek Glowny, down Grodzka to the Wawel castle.
    Listen to the Hejnal Mariacki (Trumpet Signal) while sipping a coffee in the Rynek Glowny. The signal is played live every full hour and is cut suddenly in memory of a trumpeter shot and killed by a Tatar arrow in 1241.
    Walk around the Planty, a large park that surrounds the entire Old Town.
    At Wawel Castle, lounge and take in the sun on the banks of the Vistula river, or take a cruise down the river. See the Dragon's Lair and see the dragon breathe fire.
    Early on Sunday, go shopping at the open air flea markets at Plac Nowy and Hala Targowa.
    Foreign visitors can find locals eager to practice speaking English and other languages at the English Language Club on the second floor at ul. Sienna 5 (i.e. two floors above the ground floor at 5 Sienna Street, 100 metres from the main market square) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm.

    Prices

    The price level is very low.
    Daily needs for a budget traveller: ca. 25 - 30 Euros
    Daily needs for an average traveller: ca. 50 - 55 Euros

    Factsheet

    Country: Poland
    Region: Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    Coordinates: X: 19.9387 / Y: 50.062
    Altitude: 0 Mres
    Timezone: Europe/Warsaw
    Population: 755.050 Inhabitants

    Type: Stadt
    Popularity as travel destination (0-20): 20
    Tourism in Krakau: very high
    Popular with backpackers: very popular
    Best travel months: Jul Aug Jun
    Price level for travel (Frankfurt Main=100): 64

    Climate

    Jan
    -3.2 °C
    37 mm
    Feb
    -1.13 °C
    34.01 mm
    Mar
    2.95 °C
    36.01 mm
    Apr
    7.65 °C
    51.99 mm
    Mai
    12.94 °C
    85.99 mm
    Jun
    15.69 °C
    106 mm
    Jul
    17.18 °C
    100.99 mm
    Aug
    16.9 °C
    93.99 mm
    Sep
    13.28 °C
    56.99 mm
    Okt
    8.79 °C
    48.01 mm
    Nov
    3.25 °C
    47 mm
    Dec
    -1.15 °C
    44 mm

    Best travel months: Jul Aug Jun --> climate diagram
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