Collected by Katie
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
Even though the country's monarchy has long been consigned to the history books, Wawel Hill remains the spiritual heart of Poland. The 14th-century castle still stands in Krakow, now as home to one of Poland's most prominent art collections. The...
Sienna 12, 31-041 Kraków, Poland
A five-minute walk from the main market square and you’re at Kogel Mogel, a cozy, velvet-curtained spot for traditional Polish cuisine. On the cheeky menu, printed to look like a Communist newspaper, watch out for the pierogies and the house...
pl. Wszystkich Świętych 5, 31-004 Kraków, Poland
The interior of this church is stunning, the exact opposite of what you’d be led to believe if you simply glanced at the simple brick exterior. The interior features art nouveau inspired designs of flowers, geometric shapes, and interesting floral...
Miodowa 25, 31-055 Kraków, Poland
Traditional polish dining with a refined touch, the meal and service at Sasiedzi were EXCEPTIONAL! Our server, Robert was exuberant, thoughtful and efficient. Traditional polish white sausage soup, borscht and pierogis were culinary highlights -...
While Krakow never saw fierce fighting during the Second World War, the Nazis committed some of their worst atrocities in the city and its suburbs. The concentration camp at Plaszow in the southern part of the city is a memorial site to those who...
Miodowa 16, Kraków, Poland
A 30-minute walk from the Old Town is the bohemian district of Kazimierz. Once one of the most important centers of Jewish culture in Poland, and indeed in the whole of Europe, few of the city's Jewish people survived the horrors of the Holocaust....
Nowogrodzka 22, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
This cozy pub in the center of Warsaw has comfy banquettes and a wide selection of beers on tap, with an emphasis on those from craft breweries. The bar also offers mixed drinks and wine in addition to a generous early evening happy hour.
Łazienki Królewskie, al. Ujazdowskie, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Chopin concerts are a summer tradition at Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Great pianists have performed beneath the Polish composer's monument every year since 1953 (Christina Biørkøe is featured in the photo). The performances run from May through...
plac Mariacki 5, 31-042 Kraków, Poland
St. Mary's Basilica is Krakow's most iconic church, occupying a prominent spot in the northeast corner of the main square. The main structure dates back to the 14th century and its two towers are distinctly asymmetrical, with one doubling up as...
Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim, Poland
About 30 miles west of Krakow is the sleepy town of Oswiecim, better known around the world by its German name of Auschwitz and for the infamous concentration camp that bore that name. It was here and in the neighboring site of Birkenau that...
Krakow was home to a thriving Jewish community in the early 20th century. Although the vast majority of the Jewish population was murdered in the Holocaust, the Jewish heritage of the city lives on. The Jewish Community Center in Kazimierz holds...
Bonerowska 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Perogies are Poland's national dish. Made with unleavened dough and stuffed with endless fillings, they satisfy a variety of cravings. The most popular stuffing involves cabbage and sauerkraut, mushrooms, cheese and potato. Established in the 13th...