Krakow Local Tourist Office + Useful links
The Krakow Local Tourist Office or the Tourist Information Center is located at:
pl. Wszystkich Swietych 2
Daily: 9AM - 5PM or 7PM (high season)
Rynek Glówny webcam
Kraków start page
Kraków Tourist Card
visit the Wawel complex. ...
visit the Wawel complex. Here's a picture of the Zygymunt Stary (Zygymunt the Elder) bell, the largest in Poland. Unlike the Liberty Bell, they still use this one. It's a bit tricky finding your way up to it though. The royal palace itself (Krakow was the capital for a long time before Warsaw) it very pretty, with many beautiful tapestries and armor.
THE PLANTY - OLD TOWN
The defined center of Krakow is the area enclosed by THE PLANTY, a narrow strip of green space stretching from the Barbakan in either direction around to Wawel Hill. The Planty came into being in the 19th century, replacing the demolished city walls that surrounded old Krakow.
In this space, there are dozens of museums and galleries, a number of churches, also theaters, cinemas, bookstores, antique galleries, streets full of shops, cafe's, pubs and restaurants.
The Planty is a peaceful green area and you would never know you were in the middle of a large city. There is also many benches scattered around, so you can rest after long walks.
The accompanying picture is of a sign in the Planty, pointing to where Wawel Castle is.
New Year on the main square
Cracow is a fantastic place to celebrate NEW Year. Except a Christmas market , there is a big party going on just in the middle of the main square. usually there are some concerts, fire works display at midnight. There are thousands people around having fun. Dont forget to bring your champaigne with you. At midnight we have a count down end everybody drinks champaigne. Dont bother about glasses:-) Other think to do is to book a party in on of the clubs around the main square. Most of the clubs organize food and drinks. But make sure you book your place few months before . It is VERY BUSY!!!! I will put some pictures after New Year, because .. where you think I am going :-)
PS I can recommend New Year party in CK Browar. Good food, dancing and close to market to have a count down over there! Happy New Year
Do (not) forget your family :-)
Krakow is a very romantic place with some attractions for kids as well. Never try not to get to Krakow your lovely wife/husband lover/fiance and your kids.
OK, sometimes you may try it - look at my picture :-)).