- Krakow Wawel Castle
- Krakow Old Town and Main Square
- Krakow Jewish Neighborhood-Kazimierz
- Oskar Schindler's Factory
- Wieliczka Salt Mine
Top 5 Tourist Attractions in KrakowKrakow · 5 Items · Anna Maciejowska
Handpicked by a Krakow Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Krakow'.
Krakow Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle, the seat of kings and birthplace of legends, is arguably the most important symbol of Poland. It rises delicate and stately above the city at a bend in the Wisla river, flanked by grassy banks and wide boulevards, the cobbled paths of the medieval city at its feet. The graceful Wawel Cathedral, whose towers dominate the castle hill, reminds us that Poland's historical struggles for f...
Krakow Old Town and Main Square
The historic Old Town, or Stare Miasto, is Krakow's central district and in medieval times was surrounded by a three kilometer long fortified wall. In the 19th century most of the fortifications were demolished and the surrounding moat filled in to create a horseshoe shaped park known as the Planty, which surrounds the entire Old Town. Directly to the south of Krakow's Old Town is Wawel Hill, wher...
Krakow Jewish Neighborhood-Kazimierz
Originally Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz was for centuries where Catholics and Jews existed peacefully side-by-side, having a noticeably different architectural character than the main city. Jewish people first started arriving here in the 14th century, living in a separate are known as ‘Jewish Town’ up until the 19th century when Kazimierz was incorporated into the surround...
Oskar Schindler's Factory
Oskar Schindler, an ambitious German businessman and member of the Nazi party, took over an unused enamelware factory in Krakow in order to profit from the available Jewish forced labour. Becoming wealthy from this business, gradually his moral compass shifted until, by the end of the Second World War, he had squandered almost his entire fortune in ensuring the safety and survival of some 1200 Jew...
Wieliczka Salt Mine
BOOK THE TICKETS here Once upon a time, when kings sat on the throne at Wawel Castle, when the walled city of Krakow was a medieval centre of trade and when salt was as valuable as gold, a major source of wealth was discovered under the ground, not far from the royal capital. Today a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only mine in the world to run continuously since...