A city which can be explored by foot
Krakow is a small city and everything is very close to each other. You can walk around and explore the city and its surroundings. There’s some beautiful walking routes from Florian’s Gate to Wawel castle. Other highlights of Krakow are the Jewish district and The Barbican.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps is one of the largest camps in Europe which has been turned and maintained as a museum. This place is worth a visit. Be prepared for an emotional tour since you’ll leave there with mixed sad feelings. I have a dedicated post with photos regarding the concentration camp which I encourage you to read at: Auschwitz, a death camp worth visiting
Visit a Cathedral made of salt, 135m underground
Another great tour from Kraków is to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. Find more information on my dedicated post at: Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, 135 meters underground.
Krakow has some great restaurant where you can try typical Polish cuisine. I always like to try local traditional dishes so since I was in Krakow I tried Pierogi (dough filled with meat, vegetables or cheese), polish hotdogs, sausages which were quite cheap. I got to try some dishes with marmalade as the main ingredient and were delicious.
Yes, Poland still remains a low budget country compared to other Western European countries. It’s affordable to go out for drinks and food. It was one of the cheapest cities I’ve visited up to now.