7 Things to do in Krakow

Krakow, or as the British like to call it Cracow,  is an amazing city, and there is so much to do here. I’ve taken a lot of time to compile a list of almost everything you can do! Coming soon is a printable checklist for your next trip. But for now, check out all your options below.  You can email me at emilysguidetokrakow@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this list. Visit our Vine or YouTube Channels for lots of videos about Krakow as well!

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1. Grab a cat-uccino at the Krakow Cat Cafeand snuggle up with some kitties.

The Krakow Cat Cafe is located just a bit outside the heart of the city center. With a full cafe menu, and lots of cats roaming about, its a great place to take a break or get some work done. Although the employees are paid now (not volunteers) the proceeds from the cafe still go to a local animal shelter, and to help take care of the cats and kitties that live in the cafe. There are some rules, so don’t expect to be able to go and just pick up the cats and carry them around like at Kennedy Park in Peru- but if you’re lucky a cat will come right over to you to cuddle!

2. Visit the Rakowicki Cemetery for All Saints’ Day (Or All Souls’ Day)

If you happen to be in Krakow on November 1st or 2nd, head over to the most famous graveyard in the city, Rakowicki Cemetery, and light a candle for a lost loved one. You’ll be taken aback by the sheer heat the thousands and thousands of candles will be giving off on these two holidays; as well, as how bright they can make an area.

3. Pretend you’re in Paris and visit Charlotte Chleb i Wino on Plac

Szczepanski.

Charlotte Cafe is a favorite among locals and tourists. It’s on almost every 24-hour itinerary we’ve seen, and for good reason. Most known for its homemade jams, preserves, and chocolate spreads, Charlotte has a wide appeal. Stop by for breakfast and enjoy a never-ending jar of chocolate or jam with a personal basket of homemade breads and pastries. Their sandwiches are also artfully crafted; and let’s not forget their outdoor patio in the summer is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. A large community table in the middle of the dining room is also the perfect workspace in Krakow.

4. Grab a beer at Mleczarnia’s Summer beer garden, and be a part of the Schindler’s Listset.

Mleczarnia is usually ranked Krakow’s No. 1 beer garden by all the local travel agencies, it is covered in greenery, has a cute little stand from which to order from, and the typical wooden patio tables of an outdoor beer garden. The beer however is nothing too special, its the surrounding that are the best part. To the right as you approach the tables is a set right out of Schindler’s Listand completely available to the public. Mleczarnia has also got wine and spirits so don’t worry if you don’t like beer! And if you catch them in the winter time they’ve also got a small little cafe across the street, much like the other famed cafes in Kazimierz.

5. Experience the atmosphere of a Kazimierz Cafe at one of many dark, candle-lit, antique-filled bars in the Jewish District, like Alchemia, Singer, Eszeweria…

The bars and cafes of Kazimierz all follow the same format, fill an old rundown building with just as old antique furniture. Offer teas, coffees, and breakfasts in the morning; and then at night turn into a bar. Some, like Alchemia even offer underground basements for concerts and DJ Sets.

Speaking of Kazimierz cafes and bars, Singer deserves its own spot on the list for one experience worth having only there. While this cafe and bar seems quite tame, especially with all its tables being converted from old Singer sewing machines, after about midnight or so this bar tends to get a little wild. So throw back some shots of vodka and join the others dancing the night away on top of a table!

6. Dance on a table-top at Singer.

Speaking of Kazimierz cafes and bars, Singer deserves its own spot on the list for one experience worth having only there. While this cafe and bar seems quite tame, especially with all its tables being converted from old Singer sewing machines, after about midnight or so this bar tends to get a little wild. So throw back some shots of vodka and join the others dancing the night away on top of a table!

7. If it’s cold outside, stop by a bar and grab a hot beer.

We agree that lukewarm beer on a hot day is never a good idea, but hot beer on a cold day is an entirely different story. Warmed up with a little flavored syrup added (we recommend raspberry) mulling spices are added for this winter treat. Our favorite place for hot beer is Eszeweria, their foaming mugs are awesome on a cold night. Just be careful, don’t drink it through a straw! And if you’re not in the mood for hot beer, Krakow has plenty of other piping hot beverages to offer, like mead, cider, or wine.

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