We are not sure why we didn’t fall in love with the Polish Capital. Most of people say that Krakow is one of the most beautiful Eastern Europe cities and they would move there anytime if had the chance.

Despite Krakow isn’t our favourite spot, we still have some tips to share about what we enjoyed during our short stay.

Tip #1 – Visit the Museum in Oscar Schindler’s Factory

Schindler List is one of Dale’s favourite film and he didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see with his eyes the factory where all happened. The historical museum inside is very well organized and will give you a great history lesson about the War World II.
Very good value for money!

Museum in Oscar Schindler’s Factory - Five Pics and Tips for Krakow

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Tip #2 – A day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau

It is very easy to get to by taking inexpensive buses or trains that leave from the main stations in Krakow.
It wasn’t the first concentration camp we saw and it’s not a cheery activity but definitely worth it to not forget such an important part of history.

Auschwitz - Five Pics and Tips for Krakow

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Tip #3 – Eat some yummy Pierogi

Pierogi are delicious traditional Polish dumplings that can have different fillings like meat, cabbage, mushrooms or if you have a sweet tooth blueberries, apples and strawberries.
They are served in many restaurant, but if you are on budget you can buy them fresh from shops and cook them on your own, definitely cheaper!

Pierogi by Graeme Maclean

via Graeme Maclean Flickr (cc)

Tip #4 – Pay a visit to MOCAK – The Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCAK is next door to the popular Oskar Schindler’s Museum, so it’s not too difficult to find.
Its collection is a mixture of artworks by Polish and not artists from the late 20th century through recent times. Watch out for any temporary exhibitions.

MOCAK - Five Pics and Tips for Krakow

Tip #5 – Don’t forget to try the Zapiekanka

Also known as open-face sandwich, Zapiekanka is a popular Polish snack that can be bought in many places from street vendors. It can be topped with many different ingredients, so go crazy!
If you see a queue somewhere, simply join in as we did!

Zapiekanka - Five Pics and Tips for Krakow

We’d love to hear more tips from you, to make sure next time we visit Krakow we will make the most of it!