Even though the city looks fantastic all year round, April–May and September–October are deemed to be the best time to visit Krakow. Spring promises temperatures comfortable for promenades and a lot of celebrations like Easter Rekawka or Juwenalia Krakowskie. Yet, downpours are more than possible, so grab an umbrella with you. A period from June to August is famous not only for throngs of tourists and high prices but also for lively festivals such a Wianki and Pierogi Festival. If warm autumn could speak, it would recommend you to pack a sweater to make a picnic on Vistula River more comfortable. The time between December and February is freezingly cold, but affordable prices, Christmas celebrations, and beauty of the winter slopes in Zakopane seem to be seducing.
You’ll never know what Krakow really tastes like until you try some true Polish cuisine. The best time to do this is the National Pierogi Festival
Discover historical caves of Krakow—a former dragon's residence, a king's hideout, and a huge salt mine
Meeting the sunsets and sunrises at one of the four mounds of Krakow is a favorite activity for the youth of the city
Krakow attracts tourists not only with its beauty and rich history but also by its natural treasures. Ojców National Park is well worth checking out!
Every city located on river banks gains additional points to its enchantment. Krakow is no exception
A restaurant with superb dining and excellent views of Market Square
Krakow is ready to compete with the best cities in the Netherlands for the title of cyclists’ paradise
A quaint, cozy place within walking distance from Wawel
Krakow still has its own dragons. Usually they hide in their cages, but once a year everyone can see them flying around the city. Look up!
Every year the historically Jewish district of Kazimierz turns into a time machine with the sounds of Jewish music
The iconic central square of Krakow, Rynek Główny, hosts most winter holiday festivities in the city
Meet the summer solstice in Krakow
Join thousands of cheerful people in Easter celebrations
Come to see how Kraków celebrates Easter—some of the local traditions date back to the 16th century
Krakow Christmas tradition of recreating the nativity scene dates back to the 19th century
From the end of the 16th century, Opera was only for the upper classes. Nowadays, it’s on the streets of Krakow—more suitable for such events
Did you know that bees can recognize human faces and have their own personalities? Bee-keeping festival is a perfect chance to discover more about the masters of honey
The best examples of traditional rural architecture—an hour and a half away from Krakow
One of the largest annual events in Małopolska capital takes place at the central square
This feast celebrated on the last Sunday before Easter is especially important for the Kraków residents
Meet Lajkonik–a bearded man that brings good luck with a touch
Take part in one of the strange and tasty Polish Carnival traditions and try a piece of pickled herring
Don’t miss a chance to visit one of the oldest film festivals in Europe!
Come to the Mound of Krak and join the Medieval celebrations
What can be more wild and adventurous than a huge student party?
The winters in Poland may be severe and frosty, but there are many ways to keep warm. Among the various hot drinks, the most tempting is a hot beer
Locals honour Saint Stanislaw who is believed to have raised the dead!
Those who are fond of winter sports shouldn't miss the chance to leave Krakow for a day or two and to visit Zakopane, a town located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Especially, when it takes only two hours!
Halloween is not only about the costume parties – you will see that if you decide to get acquainted with this Polish traditional celebration
Krakow residents are remarkably religious. The Christian tradition of 40 days of Lent turns into an impressive event
Sacrum Profanum gained the status of one of the most interesting music events in Europe by presenting pieces from the 20th century
On Easter Monday, there is a high probability of meeting a strange man dressed up as an untidy woman, whose face is blackened with soot. Don’t get scared, this is Siuda Baba–a traditional Polish character