Old polish capital is not your usual European city. Although it is located in Poland, it got influenced by major cultures of neighbors, especially Austria and Germany. Nowadays you can still experience that in its cuisine or buildings. Young students love it for the endless nightlife. Elderly people appreciate the unique feeling it gives. There is even saying that cultural Pole has to visit Krakow once in a year. History is literally there to explore and we can point you to the most prominent points right now.
Wawel Royal Castle
The first place you might notice after arriving to the city is the Castle located on the small hill near Vistula river. It’s proud structure is beautiful in both day and night and long walks between it and the river can be exceptionally enjoyable. You can visit most if it’s rooms and there are plenty of permanent and seasonal exhibitions there. Some of them are royal treasury, filled with old artifacts and great works of art; old Cathedral where Polish Kings are buried and legendary dragon cave which you can actually enter. From the towers or walls you can see the full panorama of the city.
Main Market was a center of commerce in Middle Europe for centuries. Even today, there are seasonal events, where you can buy plenty of interesting stuff from food to memorabilia on traditional stalls. There are musical shows cultivating polish culture, unique to Krakow. Also on the beautiful streets of Old Town, you will find many small cafes and interesting restaurants, with dishes from all around the world, including different regions of Poland. You have to highlight St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall also known as Sukiennice and City Hall Tower.
A place full of narrow streets to walk during the day and party at night. Kazimierz is an old Jewish District in which you will find the best casseroles in the city (if not in Poland). It is also famous for old monuments, small thematic shops and locales, romantic atmosphere at night and famous restaurants, including Miodova. It also stands for a great place to start your pub crawling and either spend it there or head towards main square and Szewska street.
Axe Throwing Club
When looking for a place to chill out, there is nothing better than unique experience, provided by Bad Axe, axe throwing club. On the privately rented venues you can imagine that you are a Viking, tossing hatchets at the targets, while drinking the best crafted beer. You can invite almost everyone there, as this sport is both easy and very enjoyable. There is a reason why many celebrities try that and it’s one of the most popular activities for an unorthodox stag or hen do. Reinvented in Canada is safe and quick to learn, but also rewarding in competition and possible mastering. You can also rest assured, that it is pretty affordable, especially for bigger groups. Don’t forget to ask for a commemorative photo while at it. Stuff will be more than happy to characterize it for a Nordic cosplay to make your other friends wish they were here with you.