One Day In Kraków: 17 Things To Do With 24 Hours In Kraków

Only have one day in Kraków? Here is what to do

If you only have one day in Kraków, one of the best ways to enjoy the city is by taking a tour of Kraków’s Old Town and Royal Road. When Kraków was the royal capital of Poland from the 14th to 16th centuries, this historic street was used for many important events including coronation processions, royal funerals, weddings, and for foreign envoys. The route runs from the old Medieval walls near St. Florian’s Gate in the north, through the Old …

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17 things to do in Kazimierz, Kraków’s Historic Jewish district

Things to do in Kazimierz, Kraków's Historic Jewish district

Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Old Town will bring you to Kazimierz, once the thriving historic Jewish district of Kraków. For centuries, Jewish and Polish cultures coexisted peacefully as many Jews relocated to the area and opened businesses, restaurants, and synagogues. During World War II, much of Kazimierz was destroyed by the Nazis as Jews were sent to concentration camps, never to return. After the war, Kazimierz fell into disrepair. At the end of the …

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Milkbar Tomasza: Modern Polish Milk Bar in Kraków, Poland

If you are hungry, go for the Irish Breakfast

Located in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town is Milkbar Tomasza, a modern interpretation of a Soviet-style milk bar. A milk bar or bar mleczny is a Polish cafeteria ubiquitous across Poland. The main purpose of a milk bar was to serve cheap meals to poor citizens. Dishes included dairy products, traditional Polish dishes, and pierogi (dumplings). After World War I, these self-service milk bars started to pop up all across the country. Many opened after World War 2 and …

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Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

The iconic Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

For over 25 years, the Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) has been serving the best kielbasa in Kraków, Poland. This street food institution of Kraków, operated by two gentlemen dressed in white coats, has been serving wood-fired Polish sausages (kielbasa) out of their iconic PRL-era blue Nysa van parked in front of Unitarg Market Hall (Unitarg Hala Targowa). In recent years, food trucks have become popular in Kraków. These food trucks, which serve a wide variety of delicious …

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48 hours in Wrocław: What to do with 2 days in Wrocław, Poland

How to spend 48 hours in Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław is one of Poland’s great cities. While Warsaw and Kraków are better known with tourists, Wrocław, the historical capital and largest city of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, is well worth a stop whether you have a couple hours or a couple days. The history of Wrocław dates back over 1,000 years when a tribe settled on Ostrów Tumski, an island located on the Oder river. Over many turbulent centuries, Wrocław has been built up, invaded, destroyed, and ruled over …

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