Exploring Krakow - 5 places to visit

Exploring Krakow – 5 places to visit

Today I have a great post from the lovely Shelley from By Busby, who recently went to visit Krakow and decided to share some of her, wonderful and of course moving experiences of where to go with us.


I don't think anyone can visit Poland without booking a trip to Auschwitz. It’s one of their biggest tourist destinations & even though it’s not a day out most would think of as fun; it’s a must have place to visit in Poland. Stepped in history a day tour to Auschwitz opens your eyes to something you had once only learnt via textbooks & documentaries. Learning about the horrors of the death camps is nothing compared to walking the same paths thousands of Jewish people did on their way to their murder. From exploring the buildings in the work camp & learning about the history to visiting the remains of a gas chamber it’s a day out you won’t regret.

2)Krowarzywa Vegan Burger

On to something a little lighter is a small restaurant located on one the backstreets leading to the main square. Vegan or not you have to try the burgers at Krowarzywa! Jam packed with veggies & cooked to perfection they are a healthy treat to eradicate your hunger. Pop in for lunch or dinner & fill up on their range of vegan burgers with toppings of your choice. With a friendly atmosphere & translated menus you won’t feel out of place no matter if you’re vegan or not.

3)Father Beratek Footbridge

On your travels to explore the Jewish quarters of Krakow you’ll stumble across this beautiful lovers bridge. Make sure to have your padlocks at the ready; engraved or not because with the balancing sculptures it’s a beautiful backdrop to leave your lovers' lock. It’s a great place to see the beauty of modern architecture in a city full of historical structures.

4)Wieliczka Saltmine

The second tourist destination that I would highly recommend is the salt mines which are at the core of Krakow’s history. If you are up for exploring something a little different this is the place for you. From tourist routes to the miner routes there’s an option for everyone; they even offer disabled routes to so anyone can enjoy this day out. The mines hold beautiful salt structures constructed by different sculptures & the chapel of St. Kinga is absolutely breathtaking. If you are okay with descending 300 steps than I would suggest taking a visit to learn about the history of the salt mines.

5)The Main Square

This may seem like an obvious suggestion but the main square is a go to in my mind. From the moment you enter you feel like you’ve stepped into a different world. It brings Krakow to life. Visit in the morning to have a traditional breakfast, spend the day exploring or take a trip in the evening to see the square come to life. There are tonnes of places to sit out in the sun whilst having a spot of lunch & amazing structures to see in all directions.

This article has 23 comments

  1. Hannah denton

    I agree, auswitz is a must see. Totally moving and emotional.

  2. ashleigh allan

    Looks a great place with plenty to do !

  3. Stacie

    I really want to get back to Krakow. Poland is a highly underrated country, in my opinion.

  4. Danielle

    I would love to visit Krakow one day. I’ve heard it’s an absolutely amazing city. I’m really surprised it doesn’t get more love.

  5. Ana De- Jesus

    One of my good friends is from Poland and I am hoping when we both have more money that we are both able to go out there together. We are both vegetarians and she has promised to show me around all the hot spots! I would love to go to Krakow x

  6. Victoria Heckstall

    What a great places to visit soon! I’ll make sure to bring my family there as well.

  7. Karissa @WithOurBest

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit! I would love to visit one day!

  8. Nichola - Globalmouse

    I visited Krakow years ago as part of my degree and it has definitely changed since then, just the fact you can get vegan burgers!! It is a beautiful place and packed full of history. I really want to return so thank you for the post, it’s firmly on the list to get to soon.

  9. Charli

    Krakow is on my list – and pretty high! I love the look of the Salt Mines, the carvings in your picture look so intricate!

    C x

  10. Kara

    Hubby is fascinated by WW2 and really wants to visit Auschwitz, although I have to admit I am not so keen. It would be a real history lesson for the kids

  11. Wanda Lopez

    Beautiful place and photos. Love a great trip in a place where there’s so much to do and so much beauty to see. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Debra Hawkins

    I would honestly really love to see Auschwitz in person. It is an experience I really want for my kids to see the impact having no humanity has on the world.

  13. Amy h

    Visiting Auschwitz would be a great learning lesson! I love visiting places that have a large history like that.

  14. adriana

    Oh I have always wanted to go there! So amazing – these pictures are great too!

  15. Lorna Ledger

    Krowarzywa Vegan Burger – all about that! Be nice to visit! Thanks for the review

  16. Nayna Kanabar

    Krakow sounds lovely and to be able to get a vegan burger that has scored brownie points in my eyes as when I have visited Europe its very hard to find vegetarian food let alone vegan.

  17. Emma Raphael

    Krakow is on my list for next year, it looks and sounds so beautiful. That salt mine is stunning!

  18. Emma Raphael

    Krakow is high on my list to visit so this is a great guide to get me started when I research it!

  19. pushpendra singh

    Great…!! nice artical very usefull your post Thank you so much for sharing this and the information provide.

  20. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    Looks like such a gorgeous place! I’d love to visit one day!

  21. Marie Evans

    2) Wow that Vegan Burger from Krowarzywa is Massive.

  22. Becca Talbot

    Woah! That vegan burger is ginormous! I’ve yet to visit Krakow, but it is on my list, so will have to remember that restaurant for when I do visit! x

  23. Katie

    Looks awesome! Definitely on my list of places to visit. I’m impressed with the vegan burger, I wouldn’t expect Poland to be a place you can easily find vegan food. Though Budapest was all about the vegan food when I went there and I didn’t expect that either.
    I really want to visit Auschwitz too, though I feel conflicted about it. On the one hand I think it’s really important that people can go there and remember the horrors that happened there, but on the other hand I find it weird that such an awful place is a “tourist destination” now.
    Anyway, great post, really informative! xxx

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