Flying to Krakow

The Florence of Poland

Temperate continental climate

22 degrees

1 hour and 50 minutes

Kraków is known as ‘the Florence of Poland’. And that's with good reason because the city has endured little in the way of violent warfare. Most of the historic centre is in its original state and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Places to visit in Krakow

The centre of Kraków has a changing face. Different architectural styles come forward, although the Renaissance style is most noticeable. The dominant sight has to be Rynek Główny (Main Market Square), which dates back to the 13th century and measures 200 by 200 metres. The most noteworthy buildings on its perimeter are Saint Mary’s Basilica, the Cloth Hall and the Town Hall Tower. St Anne's Church is a little further along and is a paragon of classicism. An interesting bit of trivia is that the church was designed by Dutch architect Tielman van Gameren. Kraków rests against Wawel Hill. Underneath the hill is the legendary Dragon's Cave. Sitting on top of the hill is the magnificent Royal Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral. For many years, the castle served as the residence of the royal family.

Discover Krakow

Excursions to the former concentration camp Auschwitz leave from Kraków. This is no trip for the faint-hearted, as the images will leave an impression for life. History comes awfully close through the documents, photos and other personal belongings you will see. You're spoilt for choice on a night out in Kraków. The city has more than 200 pubs and bars in the city centre alone, so where to start? By the way, these establishments are often called piwnice (basement bars). Long staircases lead down to small, underground cafés. Other pubs are located in attics. On way or the other, Kraków is a student city and that means a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of fun!

Practical information for your trip to Krakow

  • In Poland you pay with the zloty. You can pay with euros in some places, but not everywhere

  • There is no time difference between Poland and Eindhoven

  • The emergency number in Poland is the same as in the Netherlands: 112

  • You don't need a travel adapter in Poland

  • It's perfectly safe to drink the tap water in Poland, although you may find it contains more chlorine than we're used to in the Netherlands

Pictures of Krakow

Wawel Hill in Kraków

Street café in Kraków

Horses in Kraków

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Krakow

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Krakow in Poland with Ryanair and Wizz air.

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