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What to see around Cracow

Tatra Mountains

Tatra mountains with the capital Zakopane are aamong the most picturesque and attractive parts of Poland, with many beautiful valleys, routes and peaks to be visited. Access to the Tatras from Cracow is really easy, as Zakopane lies within a couple of hour's bus or car drive from the city. More info 

 

 

Ojców

Situated only about 30 kilometres from Cracow, the Ojców National Park might be the most attractive and interesting park of this kind in Poland. This relatively small area contains an extraordinarily varied assortment of geological forms, plants and animals, some of them not found anywhere else in the country. Adding to its attraction aremonuments of history and architecture to be found in and around the park area. More info

Wieliczka

The oldest salt mine in Central Europe, 10 kilometres from Cracow. Founded in 1290, it is truly a unique attraction, with an endless labyrinth of passages and salt chambers featuring an underground chapel and salty subterranean lakes. More info

 

 

Częstochowa

Częstochowa itself would not hold much attraction for visitors, if it weren't for the Abbey of the Pauline Brothers, Jasna Góra, which in itself attract millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, coming to see the famous Black Madonna. More info

Auschwitz

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oświęcim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. The name of the city of Oświęcim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well. Please remember that a visit to the museum in the formerconcentration camp is not an easy experience, and can be a traumatic one. More info