Collected by Katie
30-062 Kraków, Poland
Illuminating the night sky brighter than the stars are some of the buildings around the main square themselves. Shops stay open for business and restaurants await the hungry. The best part is that you're unlikely to run into large crowds having a...
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 -...
Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland
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...
Kazimierz, 30-001 Kraków, Poland
Kazimierz extraordinarily preserves what was once a thriving Jewish community. Painted jewish art on street building, synagogues, and an entire strip dedicated to judaic home style cooking allow this part of the city to actively relive its past....
Nowogrodzka 22, 00-401 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
We were wandering through Krakow in the late afternoon, exploring random streets and alleys around the main market square. We noticed a door on the side of a stone building that people were coming in and out of … they had the distinctive...
Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim, Poland
The sobering Auschwitz-Birkenau tour is a must-do activity when one is in Krakow, Poland. This infamous site of genocide is a reality check for most visitors who know about the terrors perpetrated by the Nazis through texts. Visiting the camps is...
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...
Szczepańska 5, 31-011 Kraków, Poland
Krakow’s medieval skyline is best viewed from the top—at the roof-level Sky Bar of Hotel Stary, which also happens to be a solid choice for accommodations. For your first beer of the night, order any type of Zywiec, Poland’s...
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...
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