The Typical Tourist Checklist: Things to do in Krakow

Things to do in Krakow: This is a list of sites that are on most tourists’ lists! Browse around and click on the links to learn more about each one. Or for our complete list of everything you can do in Krakow visit our Ultimate List of 120+ Things to Do in Krakow!    …

Off the Beaten Path: Unique Experiences

Unique Experiences in Krakow If you have had your fill of European cities, and are looking for something that sets Krakow apart from the rest, then look no further than this list.  From exciting flea markets to amazing picnicing spots this list has it all, and consider them mostly local spots. For our Ultimate List…

The Vistula River

The bank of the Vistula River is perfect for picnicing, while the river itself provides a space for boats to dock, and a beer to be had upon the water.  Bike paths also run along the banks in several directions, enjoyable no matter which way you go, but with a great ending point if you…

Food Truck Square

I just read today  that Krakow was named in Travel and Leisure’s yearly CNN sponsored list for the best cities in the world to go to.  How exciting!  So what is something new here in Krakow that people are enjoying?  You may not know that Kazimierz is actually a really “new” part of town.  Yes,…

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…

The Best Sausages in Poland: Hala Targowa’s Communist Van

Other than being told by friends and family that the sausages on Hala Tragowa at night were the best in Krakow, I only ever saw anything about them on Krakow’s Free Walking Tour Hidden Gems list.  And since we have grilled sausage at least twice a week at home in the summer, I never made the…

Zakrzowek: Enter if you Dare (but really its fine)

Is it really illegal? So for a few years now I have heard things about Zakrzowek, about it being dangerous, about it being illegal.  I went this winter and it provided beautiful walking trails and view of the distant city, you can easily spot the Main Square attractions from atop the cliffs.  But I had no…

Zalew Bagry: The Lakes of Krakow

Relax Lakeside in Krakow The Bagry (Zalew Bagry) is somewhere I had always wanted to go.  My students always talked about it, but it was hard to imagine.  Really? You can wakeboard in Krakow?! And also windsurf, or swim, or kayak, or take a mini-yacht?  I thought they had to be playing a trick on me….

Ciuciu: The World’s Smallest Candy Manufacturer

I first discovered Ciuciu when I visited the Christmas Market in Krakow in 2013, and now that I live here, I stop in at least once a month for a little bag of delicious candies.  My favorite, the fruit-flavored hard candies, which show their flavors by the fruit designs in the middle of the candy,…

What to Eat, Where to Eat It, and Where and What to Drink With It

What to Eat in Poland This is our must eat list for Krakow, and covers the basics of Polish cuisine.  Most items are easy and cheap to buy at a grocery store and cook at home, but will taste much better from a recommended restaurant.  And only buy Zapiekanki from the Plac Nowy in Kazimierz….

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…