I really love Krakow. It´s a unique city and has a lot to offer, still, it somehow doesn´t “brag” with its beauty. To be honest, it´s a city with the qualities I look for in a person. Openness, genuineness, polite restraint,…
Travel back in time by visiting Wawel Cathedral, where most of the Polish coronations took place. Visit the inside or admire the beautiful buildings from the outside. Wawel hill is best visited as early as possible, otherwise you´ll have a lot of tourists to keep you company.
Be fascinated by all the architectural details Wawel has to offer. Especially the Wawel castle with its courtyard. Marvellous!
History meets modern vibes, big city life meets nature. Be inspired by the view over Vistula River and rest in the park surrounding the inner city.
Try typical Polish pastry, which my friend and me simply called “curl” and which is sold absolutely everywhere. Additionally, as I always recommend: take a stroll around town and take it all in.
I proudly present the Main Market Square. Center of attention are the Arcades, perfect for last minute souvenirs and very artsy pictures. Very popular, but certainly not my piece of cake… coach rides. It´s lovely to watch people have a blast, but it´s just slightly too cheesy for me.
Oh, and before I forget it…for all the trumpet fanatics among you: Every full hour, day and night, a trumpeter plays a few bars from the tower of St. Mary´s Basilica. This is reminiscent of a former, unbelievably dedicated trumpeter. Find out the whole story yourself.
Last, but certainly not least, the bustling nightlife. Natives and foreigners, observers and artists, young and old, the main square and the surrounding streets are packed with people seeking entertainment, acknowledgement or just something to take their mind off their everyday lives. Alone or with a bunch of friends, one ought to have a good time in Krakow.