Krakow – the Florence of the North in the Footsteps of European Culture
The influence of European culture is visible in Krakow like in no other city. From the Old Royal Palace to the Gothic beam ceilings in the patrician houses and to the Baroque façades of the St. Peter and Paul Church - in Krakow you are constantly reminded of the thousand year old European culture of the city.
Welcome by Johannes Paul II.
A good ten kilometres away from Krakow is the Polish airport of Johannes Paul II. Krakau-Balice. From there you can reach the city-centre very easily by train or by taxi and on-site there is a very well developed bus and tram network.
Royal Treasures and Private Gardens
Royal relics, sovereign private rooms and a genuine treasure chamber can be found at the Wawel-Anhöhe Krakaus, which is where the Old Royal Palace is situated. Should you arrive in Krakow during the summer months, then you will also get the chance to visit the private royal gardens at the Garden Festival and to which there is normally no access available.
A Tartar Horseman Invites You to a Parade Here
One of the most controversial cultural highlights in Krakow is the Long Night at Krakow Theatre, which the city invites you to every year in June. In the scope of this event, dozensof performances take place in clubs, in public squares and on theatre stages. At around the same time, you can also, alongside the city inhabitants, strike out at the "Lajkonik" at atraditional and historically very significant parade through the streets of Krakow.
Dine in One of the Oldest and Best Restaurants in Europe
For many travelers, an absolute must when visiting the city is the Wierzynek, whose roots stretch back to the 14th Century. The atmosphere, service and quality of the dishes in this restaurant, with its higher price level, are simply unparalleled. You can get something for somewhat cheaper prices in the Introligatornia Smaku in the Jewish quarter and where they have specialised in particular on the preparation of duck dishes.