10 Favorite Historic Sights of Cracow, Poland - My Family Travels

If you’re going to visit the historic Polish city of Cracow (also written Krakow), here’s the short list of the top attractions that families should visit.

– Tour Auschwitz – full daytrip about 1 hour outside the city

– Walk through lanes of Stare Miasto, the Old Town

– Learn about Jewish Heritage at the Center for Jewish Culture- 17 Rabina Meiselsa St.

– See old Jewish quarter, Kazimierez, where 40,000 residents lost their lives in the Holocaust (The Spielberg film “Schindler’s List” was filmed here.)

– Old Royal Capital – Main market square, small palaces and homes that face the historic Cloth Hall

– Explore the Vistula River, either walk along its banks, take a sightseeing cruise or rent a bike and see more of the town

Castle of Polish Kings on Wawel Hill, as well as the Cathedral

– Take tour of 700-year-old salt mines at Wieliczka

– Ethnographic Park at Zubryzyca Gorna

Rynek Glowny – This is a huge, walkable plaza in the heart of the city with many cafes. Listen out for a trumpet signal that’s played on the hour to commemorate a trumpeter killed by a Tatar arrow in 1241.

For more information, visit the site of Cracow Tourist Info

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