Coming to Krakow this summer? If you do, check out our alternative 5 top-to-do things in our city:
1. Have a Krakow Memorial Route – visit 3 different museums in one day: Schindlers Factory, Under the Eagle Pharmacy and the Museum of Pomorska Street.
Where: Book your tour here KrakowShuttle Memorial Route or check Krakow’s map to check out where the museums are located and when they are open
What: Route memory is composed of three branches of the Historical Museum of Krakow Pomorska Street, Pharmacy Under the Eagle, and Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. The three points on the map of Krakow is a three complementary stories about the war and the time that came after it.
2. Have a baloon flight in Krakow and after that, Polish beer at the most popular club in Krakow
Where: Next to the Grunwaldzki Roundabout, few steps from Kazimierz, at the Vistula boulevards
What: 10 minutes baloon flight above the Krakow & top-end club in the city Forum Przestrzenie
Remember that baloon can fly only when the weather conditions are good. Forum Przestrzenie is open every day from 9 am until he last guest.
3. Visit Nowa Huta
Where: Book your tour here (http://krakowshuttle.com/krakow-tours/communism-tour/) or catch a train and visit Huta on your own
What: Visit and discover Krakow’s centrally-planned Socialist district of Nowa Huta, complete with steelworks and houses built in the Renaissance style of the Soviets.
4. Do some shopping at one of Krakow’s open markets
Where: Fruit Market Stary Kleparz at Basztowa Street, Flea Market on Sundays at Grzegorzecka Street (Hala Targowa), Vintage Market on Sundays at Plac Nowy (Kazimierz)
What: You don’t need to speak Polish to negotiate the price! Buy some fresh organic fruits and vegetables, find original souvenirs from Krakow (eg. old vinyls, books or jewelry) and buy yourself a present at the Vintage Market! Remember to take PLN as sellers won’t accept credit cards.
5. Visit Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and The Salt Mine in Wieliczka
Where: Book your tour here KrakowShuttle.com original Auschwitz & Salt Mine one day tour
What: You ll be picked up form your hotel around 9.00 o’clock in the morning. First the tour will take you to the Auschwitz Museum which is placed 60 km west of Kraków city limits. There you ll spend about 3 hours with the english guide. After that you ll be transfered to Birkenau camp where you ll spend another 1,5 h. During your way back you ll get delicious lunch set which is included in the tour price. After 1 hour drive you ll get to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine where you ll be taken down underground and you ll see the on of the most famous Unesco’s heritage.