Going to Krakow 23 - 26 August 2012
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 21, 2012 2:40 AM Last Post By: vai86
Mar 11, 2012 1:08 PM
Mar 11, 2012 2:51 PM
1Krakow is a beautiful city, and if you're interested in history visit Castle Hill (and the Cathedral), which will take most of your day. And to see the Jewish heritage in Krakow, go to Kazimierz Quarter. There is also an excellent art museum with a famous Leonardo da Vinci (if it's not on loan somewhere else). So to take everything in you need at minimum two days in Krakow itself.
And don't expect to do much after visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau as it's that impressive.
Mar 11, 2012 4:50 PM
2Krakow is a small city, and easy to explore on foot. Two days is plenty to see the sights in the city. I would read a guidebook and see what appeals to you. Definitely stroll around the city on foot and explore the old town. Krakow is a gem, I would like to go back.
Mar 12, 2012 1:57 AM
3I agree with #1 that 2 definite "must dos" are visits to Kazimierz (Old Jewish Quarter) and the Castle.
I also suggest walking by the house that the Pope lived in (forget which street), visit a "Bar Mleczny" for an old time meal, and a vodka shop - the one I went to was around the corner from the main square (also a must visit.)
You could also visit Schindlers Museum. Oscar Schindlers factory inspired the film and that factory now houses a fine museum
Mar 12, 2012 3:44 AM
4All suggestions are great. I definitely reccmmend to visit Underground Museum under the Main Square (on teusdays entrance is for free) and of course Schindlers Factory, currently has a fantastic exhibition about Krakow during the Nazi occupation.
Unfrotunatly Czartoryski Muzeum (where is Leonardo's paiting) is closed due to renovation.
Mar 12, 2012 11:18 AM
5If you have not paid anything for the Auschwitz trip it will be a lot cheaper and just as easy to do it on your own.
For lunch one day visit Babci Maliny. Big portions, tasty Polish and Eastern European food and cheap. There are a few in but i would reccomend the one on Slawkowska just off the main square.
Alchemia is a cool place to go for a few drinks. http://www.alchemia.com.pl/eng/index.html
Cycle tour is really good as well.
Mar 12, 2012 4:13 PM
6"Auschwitz trip it will be a lot cheaper and just as easy to do it on your own."
You CAN make your own way to/from Auschwitz, and THAT is MUCH cheaper
but the guided tours INSIDE are well worth the extra $, and from memory, at some times/days , you MUST have a guide.
Mar 13, 2012 11:31 AM
7I have to agree: visiting such places as Auschwitz should be done with the tourist guide, even if you have to pay a few additional $
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