Krakow is a quintessentially European city that works hard to preserve its old-world traditions while embracing contemporary lifestyles. Well-preserved medieval streets are lined with historic buildings, and by night the bars are filled with young people partying with shots of local vodka. Many young people live in and travel to Krakow for the bar scene, giving the city a distinctive ‘college town’ feel, while others are attracted to the city’s museums, churches, and other sites.
If you fly to Krakow for your next vacation, don’t miss out on the local cuisine such as ‘pierogi,’ a type of savory dumpling with a variety of fillings, including potatoes, meats, cheese, or mushrooms. Travel to Wawel Hill and learn the legend of the dragon that once plagued the city’s earliest known settlement. At night, explore and have a drink in the unique underground “cellar bars” of the Old Town.
Hostels are a great way to get cheap hotels in Krakow and meet other travelers. Plan your tickets to Krakow for travel time in the spring to enjoy the city’s Easter Market, where you’ll be able to purchase authentic Polish Easter eggs and other handcrafted items.