Krakow

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Found 29th Mar 2009
Anyone been ?

Heading there next month anyone got any tips etc., places to see, costs over there etc.

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The Wieliczka Salt Mines are definitely worth a visit!
Check it out here
cracow-life.com/pla…nes

I like Krakow.
Pub hopping is fun as each have their own characters (and I am not a drinker).
Salt Mine is fine but expensive.
Auschwitz concentration camp is a must go, unless you think it is too depressing. Watch Schindler's list before you go as well.
Cabbage soup is nice too.

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ck2;4769011

I like Krakow. Pub hopping is fun as each have their own characters (and … I like Krakow. Pub hopping is fun as each have their own characters (and I am not a drinker). Salt Mine is fine but expensive.Auschwitz concentration camp is a must go, unless you think it is too depressing. Watch Schindler's list before you go as well.Cabbage soup is nice too.



cool

ill check those out thanks, what are the prices like, eating out etc.

Aushwitz is worth a visit - little morbid and very sobering but I was glad I went.

Also, dont ask a taxi driver to take you to a lap dancing bar, very dangerous

tripadvisor.co.uk

All you need is here, enjoy your trip.

check out the main square as they have events going on all of the time

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srw_topbloke;4769054

Aushwitz is worth a visit - little morbid and very sobering but I was … Aushwitz is worth a visit - little morbid and very sobering but I was glad I went. Also, dont ask a taxi driver to take you to a lap dancing bar, very dangerous



I will visit def

As for the lap dancing bar I'll find one on foot lol

I don't find Krakow expensive, pretty reasonable.
Get yourself a guide book, as there are a few walking routes you can do.

Ildiko;4768984

The Wieliczka Salt Mines are definitely worth a visit!Check it out … The Wieliczka Salt Mines are definitely worth a visit!Check it out herehttp://www.cracow-life.com/play/entertainment_details/310-Wieliczka_Salt_Mines



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What exacatly do you want to do in Krakow.. Sightseeing, clubbing.. I've studied in Krakow for a couple of years and can recommend you some places

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siemo;4769641

What exacatly do you want to do in Krakow.. Sightseeing, clubbing.. I've … What exacatly do you want to do in Krakow.. Sightseeing, clubbing.. I've studied in Krakow for a couple of years and can recommend you some places



Hey,

Wanna do some sightseeing, bars, clubs, maybe even catch a football game that kinda thing:)

Darryl2312;4770645

Hey,Wanna do some sightseeing, bars, clubs, maybe even catch a football … Hey,Wanna do some sightseeing, bars, clubs, maybe even catch a football game that kinda thing:)



For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the dragons grotto .. Manghha - japaneese centre (you can see it from the castle).. Mariacki church - it's located on the town square (go there at noon, there's a firefighter playing trumpet every day at noon just to tell everyone that it's 12 o'clock :)..
All the beautiful streets in the town square's vicinity - Szewska, Florianska (there's a great restaurant on Florianska street - "Pod zlota pipa" - there's usually a lad dressed as an austrian kaiser standing in the doors" and the food is just delicious - try "pierogi")..
Clubs.. My favourite club "Bledne Kolo" is located on Bracka street - it's off the town square.. Few good clubs on Szewska street (standing on the town square there should be McDonalds on the corner of Szewska street)..
Footy game? Forget it Thanks to the hooligans you'd have to buy a club card, so they know who you are in case there's some riot at the game :)..

Prices..Comparing the prices it's obviously cheaper in Poland.. But because Krakow is quite popular spot it might be hard to get a pint for less than 2 quid.. Good dinner should be about 20quid.. And if I may suggest few things.. Don't exchange your money in the UK.. Pop into one of many bureau de change near the town square to get a good exchange rate.. It should be about 4,5-4,60 polish zlotys for one quid.. And another thing - avoid taking a taxi from the airport - the cabbies will rip you off.. You could end up paying about 40quid for a trip. Instead, just as you get out of the airport there should be a blue-white bus waiting.. Take the bus (it will take about a minut or two) to get to train station - trip from the airport to Krakow will cost you about 3-4 quid (10 polish zlotys).. From there it will be definitely cheaper to get to your hotel.. So just get about 50 polish zlotys per person from the UK and exchange the rest of your money in Krakow

Darryl2312;4770645

Hey,Wanna do some sightseeing, bars, clubs, maybe even catch a football … Hey,Wanna do some sightseeing, bars, clubs, maybe even catch a football game that kinda thing:)



For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the dragons grotto .. Manghha - japaneese centre (you can see it from the castle).. Mariacki church - it's located on the town square (go there at noon, there's a firefighter playing trumpet every day at noon just to tell everyone that it's 12 o'clock :)..
All the beautiful streets in the town square's vicinity - Szewska, Florianska (there's a great restaurant on Florianska street - "Pod zlota pipa" - there's usually a lad dressed as an austrian kaiser standing in the doors" and the food is just delicious - try "pierogi")..
Clubs.. My favourite club "Bledne Kolo" is located on Bracka street - it's off the town square.. Few good clubs on Szewska street (standing on the town square there should be McDonalds on the corner of Szewska street)..
Footy game? Forget it Thanks to the hooligans you'd have to buy a club card, so they know who you are in case there's some riot at the game :)..

Prices..Comparing the prices it's obviously cheaper in Poland.. But because Krakow is quite popular spot it might be hard to get a pint for less than 2 quid.. Good dinner should be about 20quid.. And if I may suggest few things.. Don't exchange your money in the UK.. Pop into one of many bureau de change near the town square to get a good exchange rate.. It should be about 4,5-4,60 polish zlotys for one quid.. And another thing - avoid taking a taxi from the airport - the cabbies will rip you off.. You could end up paying about 40quid for a trip. Instead, just as you get out of the airport there should be a blue-white bus waiting.. Take the bus (it will take about a minut or two) to get to train station - trip from the airport to Krakow will cost you about 3-4 quid (10 polish zlotys).. From there it will be definitely cheaper to get to your hotel.. So just get about 50 polish zlotys per person from the UK and exchange the rest of your money in Krakow

PS. I forgot about all the beer gardens on the town square.. But try to pay in polish currency

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siemo;4771596

For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the … For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the dragons grotto .. Manghha - japaneese centre (you can see it from the castle).. Mariacki church - it's located on the town square (go there at noon, there's a firefighter playing trumpet every day at noon just to tell everyone that it's 12 o'clock :)..All the beautiful streets in the town square's vicinity - Szewska, Florianska (there's a great restaurant on Florianska street - "Pod zlota pipa" - there's usually a lad dressed as an austrian kaiser standing in the doors" and the food is just delicious - try "pierogi")..Clubs.. My favourite club "Bledne Kolo" is located on Bracka street - it's off the town square.. Few good clubs on Szewska street (standing on the town square there should be McDonalds on the corner of Szewska street)..Footy game? Forget it Thanks to the hooligans you'd have to buy a club card, so they know who you are in case there's some riot at the game :)..Prices..Comparing the prices it's obviously cheaper in Poland.. But because Krakow is quite popular spot it might be hard to get a pint for less than 2 quid.. Good dinner should be about 20quid.. And if I may suggest few things.. Don't exchange your money in the UK.. Pop into one of many bureau de change near the town square to get a good exchange rate.. It should be about 4,5-4,60 polish zlotys for one quid.. And another thing - avoid taking a taxi from the airport - the cabbies will rip you off.. You could end up paying about 40quid for a trip. Instead, just as you get out of the airport there should be a blue-white bus waiting.. Take the bus (it will take about a minut or two) to get to train station - trip from the airport to Krakow will cost you about 3-4 quid (10 polish zlotys).. From there it will be definitely cheaper to get to your hotel.. So just get about 50 polish zlotys per person from the UK and exchange the rest of your money in Krakow :)PS. I forgot about all the beer gardens on the town square.. But try to pay in polish currency



Thanks really appreciate it, very helpfull, ive heard about and seen on tv the footy riots so prob best to stay away I guess !

Darryl2312;4771690

Thanks really appreciate it, very helpfull, ive heard about and seen on … Thanks really appreciate it, very helpfull, ive heard about and seen on tv the footy riots so prob best to stay away I guess !



Always happy to help.. Let me know if you have other questions..

siemo;4771564

For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the … For the sightseeing Wawel castle is a-must. Make sure you go and see the dragons grotto .. Manghha - japaneese centre (you can see it from the castle).. Mariacki church - it's located on the town square (go there at noon, there's a firefighter playing trumpet every day at noon just to tell everyone that it's 12 o'clock :)..)



He never finishes the song and cuts it short at the same point everytime. Apparently this is in memory of a fallen trumpeter who was shot with an arrow as he was playing to warn of an attack.

Went last year and a hostel we stayed in had a basement bar which served beer around 80p a pint for local stuff :thumbsup: but obviously the main bars and clubs are more but still cheaper than the UK we found.

Was some awesome clubs near the main square and a couple of others (can't remember how we got to them tho we followed others!) but be aware theres lots of 'working girls' in them, as one of the guys we met spent all night 'seducing' a girl only for her to demand payment to go back to his, he was gutted lol

Ildiko;4768984

The Wieliczka Salt Mines are definitely worth a visit!Check it out … The Wieliczka Salt Mines are definitely worth a visit!Check it out herehttp://www.cracow-life.com/play/entertainment_details/310-Wieliczka_Salt_Mines



These were amazing when I went last year, the sheer size of some of the halls was incredible. When I went we did Auschwitz and the salt mines in one day, which is a little tiring but is do able.

Auschwitz is a big parto of polish history, but seeing it might be quite depressing.. So if you want to go there make sure you go there on your last day, because it may spoil all your fun..
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