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Krakow Christmas Market

Krakow Christmas Market

Continental Christmas markets are becoming more and more popular but there is nothing better than an authentic experience and the Krakow Christmas Market is now starting to challenge German and Belgian markets in terms of popularity. So what’s all the fuss about ? 1.Flights to Krakow from the UK are only a couple of hours […]

Krakow – Hotel Wentzl

Krakow – Hotel Wentzl

If you want the best location in Krakow then the Hotel Wentzl wins that competition hands down. Although there may be the odd one or two holiday apartments on the Main Square or “Rynek Główny” there is only ONE hotel actually located in the square itself and that hotel is the Wentzl. The building dates way back […]

Krakow – Alchemia

Krakow – Alchemia

Located in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, Alchemia is an unpretentious bar that offers live music, cheap drinks and a great atmosphere. Expect the unexpected here as the place attracts all different types of customers which adds to it’s appeal

Krakow – Wodka Bar

Krakow – Wodka Bar

Small and intimate and very easy to walk past if you don’t know where to look this place is a little gem. As the name suggests you can expect all different types of vodka here and one of the most popular options on the “menu” is the vodka taster board (six different types of vodka […]

Krakow – Pod Aniolami

Krakow – Pod Aniolami

Based inside a medieval cellar Pod Aniolami is arguably one of the most atmospheric and charming restaurants in the city. Something of a tardis, the unassuming entrance doesn’t prepare you for the grandeur of the interior. Several dining rooms, private dining room and even a garden help to create a wonderful setting. It doesn’t hurt that […]

The Salt Mines of Wieliczka

The Salt Mines of Wieliczka

Spending time down a mine may not be on your list of things to do when on holiday but you should maybe think again if you stay in Krakow. Approximately, 10 kms away is the UNESCO world heritage site of Wieliczka salt mine and is well worth a visit if you can spare the time. Wieliczka […]

Da Vinci in Krakow !

Da Vinci in Krakow !

Whatever opinion you may have of art it is no exaggeration to say that Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters in history especially in terms of influence and the fame that his work attracts hundreds of years after his death. What may surprise some people is that despite this recognition there are only […]

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

In the sleepy south of Poland lies a small town by the name of Oswiecim, a name that most people have never heard of. When the Nazis invaded Poland and the occupation of the country was complete then it was very, very common for the Nazis to German-ise the names of Polish places so for […]

Main Square

Main Square

Krakow’s “Rynek Główny” or Main Square is the beating heart of the city. Proud to claim itself as the largest Medieval square in Europe (the area is 200 metres squared) it is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The square is normally buzzing with activity especially in the evening when the bars and cafes are […]

Old Jewish District

Old Jewish District

Krakow has a rich history and nowhere can that be better felt than in the old Jewish district of the city at Kazimierz. Kazimierz is a district of Krakow that lies to the south of the Old Town and Wawel castle. The district has long been associated with the Jewish people with the first Jewish […]

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