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Krakow, a southern Polish city, is known for its well-preserved medieval city center and its Jewish quarter. The center of the old town, which is enclosed by the Planty park ring and the remains of the medieval city wall, is the imposing Rynek Glówny market square. Here are the Cloth Hall, a trading center from the Renaissance, and the Marienkirche, a Gothic basilica from the 14th century.

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Krakow, Paris on the Vistula

Although not the capital of Poland, Krakow is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists and is known as the “Paris on the Vistula”.

The nickname is not surprising if you take a stroll through the city steeped in history, around which numerous legends are entwined. Culture meets culinary art, historical buildings meet modern design. This mixture not only attracts visitors from all over the world, but also more and more young Poles to Krakow.


The heart and landmark of Krakow is the main market or market square. It forms the center of the city and attracts with a multitude of cafés and restaurants that have settled in the vaulted cellars of the surrounding houses. With an area of ​​almost 40,000 m², it is one of the largest medieval squares in Europe and is framed by equally impressive churches and palaces.

The historic old town of Krakow, which has also been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978, extends around the Rynek Glowny, the market square. On Königsweg there are Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings lined with modern shops and small cafés. Along the Königsweg you pass defense towers, the market square and the famous cloth halls.

St. Mary's Church rises in Gothic splendor on the east side of the market square. From here a trumpet will sound every hour. Today the church is one of the most important landmarks in Krakow and impresses with its architecture as well as the interior construction with a high altar from the workshop of Veit Stoss. The largest altar in Europe was built between 1477 and 1489.

Wawel Cathedral looks back on 1,000 years of history and functions as the coronation site for Polish monarchs and as the burial place for numerous kings and archbishops. Next to the national shrine is the castle and on the bank of the hill is the entrance to the cave in which the fire-breathing Wawel dragon is said to have once lived.

The Kraków district of Kazimierz is located southeast of the old town, also on the left bank of the Vistula. The area known as the Jewish Quarter has numerous synagogues and is a popular attraction for tourists.

Pure art and culture

Krakow is a pearl of architecture and a treasure trove of works of art. The city is both a museum and the setting for a lavish artistic life. The Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Secession left their mark on the cityscape. The cultural connections with Germany, Italy and the Habsburg monarchy left a lasting trace. Krakow is a Central European and, at the same time, Arch-Polish city. The epitome of Polishism, also in art. Wyspiański, Kantor, Nowosielski worked here.

The Kraków National Museum's collection includes countless works of art by major artists from different eras, including paintings, sculptures and graphics, but also rare coins. The current highlight is Da Vinci's work “Lady with an Ermine”.

Music lovers in Poland can choose from around 180 orchestras, ensembles and choirs. The first row includes the Warszawa National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Simfonietta Cracovia.


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Event hotspot in Krakow

The venerable university city of Krakow attracts every year with a colorful program of film, literature and music events. There is also the great dragon parade on the banks of the Vistula. The Chinese export hits are presented there with lots of music and fireworks. The "Dachshund March", which always takes place in September, is a very unusual event. Here the idiosyncratic humor of Poland shows. In the years of communism as a hidden allusion to the May 1st parade, today, as then, dachshunds in disguise and their owners take part in this event. The parade leads through the historic city center. In the end, the four-legged friend who looks the most creative gets a prize. During Advent, a visit to the Christmas market on the Ring is worthwhile.

The folk art fair takes place in September; in October and November the student body returns from the holiday hikes to the lecture halls and then immediately rushes on to the student song festival. Further concert cycles in autumn are the International Festival of Early Music and the sentimental Jazz All Souls' Day.

Eat in Krakow

Krakow has been declared the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture. This award was presented for the first time by the European Academy of Gastronomy. For Krakow, the title is an expression of appreciation for the richness of the city's culinary heritage, which results from the centuries-old connection between Polish cuisine and influences from many parts of Europe, including Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany and the Balkans.

National meat dishes are a real pride of Krakow. This is the hometown of the internationally known Krakowska. The secret of its extraordinary taste lies in the method of cooking - the sausage is first smoked and then fried. Golonka is another popular dish that can be found in most of the national cuisine restaurants.

Freshly baked pastries are still the most popular dessert that Krakow residents like to order. Knedliki with poppy seeds is very common in Poland, as is a fragrant flat cake that the locals call mazurek. Local cafes offer a variety of sweet rolls and cakes with nut fillings. In search of new gastronomic delights, many tourists prefer the main market in Krakow - Hala Targowa. It's a great place to try the popular Zapiekanki baguettes with different fillings and meat over an open fire.

Relaxation in Krakow

If you are looking for some peace and quiet after sightseeing and culinary expeditions, you will find it in the picturesque Planty Park. The large city park covers the entire historical center of Krakow and is a popular refuge for Krakow residents and tourists.

During a walk along the green, almost four-kilometer-long park belt, one encounters trees, colorful flower beds and numerous fountains. Only a few minutes separate the lively city center from the well-tended park.

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