A historic city bursting with amazing stories
Looking for an affordable weekend holiday in Eastern Europe? Book a flight to Krakow and enjoy this lively student city that is bursting with historic architecture. Let your imagination run wild with the myths about heroes and dragons, and marvel at the ancient buildings which remained intact despite the Second World War. At night, enjoy a tankard of Polish beer in one of the many cafes!
View from the royal hill
The Market Square is the city’s beating heart and is at the foot of Wawel Hill. Admire the impressive St. Mary's Basilica and listen to the hourly bugle call. Be seduced by the city’s Cloth Hall and buy souvenirs such as sheep’s wool clothing and beautiful ornaments. To get a great view, climb up the hill. Did you know that members of the royal family used to be crowned and buried here? The castle and cathedral are open to visitors. Not only is Krakow the ideal destination for weekend holidays, it’s also the perfect starting point for a longer vacation in Poland. Treat yourself: book a flight to Krakow now!
Quiet contemplation in Auschwitz
You can also visit the former Jewish quarter of Krakow, Kazimierz. Before the Second World War, it was home to Poland’s largest communities of Jews. The neighbourhood has been spruced up since “Schindler’s List” was filmed here and it’s now a popular spot for a snack or a drink. Although heavy and imposing, a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is an equally essential part of any stay in Krakow, and only 60 kilometres away. The memorial will leave behind a deep impression.
Flights to Krakow for a unique holiday
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A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau is a moving experience. More than a million people were killed here. The largest extermination camp of Nazi-Germany was a well-oiled killing machine of frightening proportions. After the Red Army liberated the camp on 27 January 1945, Auschwitz became the silent symbol of the Holocaust, the mass murder of 6 million Jews.
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Every Polish person knows the legend of the Wawel dragon. Long before Krakow existed, there was a dragon that lived in a cave under the Wawel hill. It terrorised the population until King Krak promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man who killed the dragon. Shoemaker Skuba fed the monster a sheep filled with sulphur and now it is safe to visit the Dragon cave once again.
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