140 Things to do in Krakow Poland

Krakow, or as the British like to call it Cracow,  is an amazing city, and there is so much to do here. I’ve taken a lot of time to compile a list of almost everything you can do! Coming soon is a printable checklist for your next trip. But for now, check out all your options below….

Day Trippin: Top 10 Things to do in Zakopane, Poland

We have so many posts about Zakopane right now, we’re thinking about starting an Emily’s Guide dedicated just to the mountain town. But for now we bring you our list of the best things to do in Zakopane. Use this list to build the perfect itinerary. If you’re doing a one-day trip from Krakow you…

Zakopane: Ski Jumping and World’s Largest Ice Maze

Update for the 2017 season in Zakopane: Looks like the ice maze in Zakopane and castle have both been re-built for this year as well! Check out the labyrinth’s Facebook Page for more information on this year’s festivities! Today we headed out to the mountains for the annual Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane. Not…

Krakow Cat Cafe: Kocia Kawiarnia Kociarnia

What’s better than a cafe full of cats!? Krakow’s only Cat Cafe has opened its doors, actually they’ve been open for quite some time, and it seems all the kinks we read about on TripAdvisor and the like have been worked out. Enter the cafe from ul. Krowoderska 48, if you already know what you want…

Have a car? Head to the beach! Sosina Lake.

So while there are several lakes within Krakow to visit, my favorites including The Bagry, Zakrzowek, and Zalew Nowohucki (plus of course the more touristic and crowded Kryspinoff), if you have a car and can drive out to Sosina, it may be worth it… Still in Malopolska (Lesser Poland), Sosina is reachable by car in…

Lake Morskie Oko: A Day Trip to Zakopane

There’s more to Zakopane than just Morskie Oko! Check out our 10 Favorite things to do in Zakopane, Poland. And be sure to scroll through all the pictures to see Lake Morskie Oko during the winter and summer, as it is two completely different experiences!   You might have seen pictures of this famed lake…

Outside the City Limits and Day Trips from Krakow

Want to head out of town for the day?  Check out these awesome locations, mostly reachable by bus or train, some easier to get to by car, they will show you another side of Poland, much different from Krakow.  (Although I consider Aushcwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines to be day trips, I have included…

Day Trippin: Wieliczka Salt Mines (Kopolnia Soli)

While many think that the salt mines are located in Krakow, they are actually located a town over in Wieliczka.  It is easy to get to them, just take the 304 bus from near Galeria Krakowska, or hop on a train from Dworzec Glowny.  More detailed information can be found here. Your tour will start…

The Polish Countryside

Note: We do not live here anymore, nor do Airbnb. Our home is located in Zielonki, a suburb of Krakow.  Our house physicaly lies in Krakow, but the mailing address is in Zielonki, so we have the best of both worlds.  We can be in the Old Town by car in 12 minutes, but get to…

Day Trippin: Czestochowa, the Czarna Madonna, and Jasna Gora Monostary

To anyone interested in Catholic history, or is a Catholic themself, heading to Czestochowa to the Jasna Gora Monostary from Krakow might be a good idea.  The original Czarna Madonna is held here, and the monostary is also an end-point for thousands of people on pilgramages, my mother-in-law included.  The actual piece of art is held behind…

Day Trippin: The Painted Village of Zalipie

About an hour and a half away from Krakow is the small village of Zalipie, the most well known of the painted villages in Lesser Poland.  Each year, Zalipie holds a competition for the best painted house, meaning the houses and yards are always boasting colorful exteriors (and even interiors). It’s easiest to get to…

Off the Beaten Path: The Mounds of Krakow

There are four mounds (kopiec) around the city, each with its own unique story.  Some are said to have Kings buried below them, while others are made of soil carried by citizens from prominent battlegrounds. No matter the legend, they provide breathtaking views of the entire city, each from a different view point, and some…

Day Trippin: Zakopane

Be sure to also read our article about Zakopane’s Famous Lake Morskie Oko! No matter what time of year it is, Zakopane is always a fun day trip from the city.  A mountain town, approximately 2 hours from Krakow (be careful on weekends and rush hour because there is only one way to and from…

Auschwitz and Birkenau

There are so many options when it comes to visiting Auscwitz, here I break down all of the available information.