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Where to visit?

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Where to visit?

Hi, I am due to visit Krakow in 2 weeks time and was due to stay here with a friend. Sadly she died at the New Year and I shall now be travelling alone. My problem is that I may have 'overbooked' my stay here and I need places to visit that will occupy me for ten days. I would be grateful for recommendations for places to visit outside of Krakow that are 'doable' as daytrips by public transport.

Another plea: I would also grateful receive recommendations for restaurants where a single person would not feel uncomfortable!!! I shall be staying near Miadowa, if that helps.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Where to visit?

Sorry for your loss.

Auschwitz and Salt Mines are the main day trip options. My trip report will give you some tips.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g274…

I’m sure the other posters will give you more suggestions. I can only think of a visit to Zakopane but you may want to stay overnight or for a few days due to the distance.

Have a great time.

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2. Re: Where to visit?

Sorry for your sad news. If you can state your interests then you will increase the chance of recommendations. What type of things had you hoped to do and see with your friend. What age bracket. Hopefully we can then help you out.

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3. Re: Where to visit?

So sad to hear your news, Krakow is a lovely place, its safe and friendly. Take your time, no need to rush around, do some people watching from a cafe, walk along the river. There's loads to do, once you have been to Auschwitz and Salt Mines have a look at:

Schindler's Factory

Gestapo Museum

Executioners Museum

The many Churches

Wavel Castle.

Your hotel can help! Or if you need a trip have a look at link, this guy is fantastic and I'm sure will help you 🙂

http://www.krakowtours.co.uk/

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4. Re: Where to visit?

Trips outside Krakow:

Zakopane - reach Gubałówka mountain by funicular car (in the center) to have a view of the mountains

Auschwitz

Salt Mine in Wieliczka

Wrocław - to see Afrykarium and Rynek

Warsaw - to visit the Uprising Museum, Royal Castle, St. Anne's Church, Old Town

Pszczyna - to see the castle

Sights in Kraków:

St. Mary's Basilica

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Royal Castle

Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground

Franciscan Church

Corpus Christi Church

Jagiellonian University Museum - Collegium Maius

National Museum

Europeum

Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art (Cloth Hall)

Dominican Church

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

Church of St. Andrew

Słowacki Theatre

Church of St. Joseph

Lord's Transfiguration Church

The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace

Polish Poster Art Gallery

Zakrzówek

Stained Glass Museum

Church Of St. Casimir the Prince

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Museum of Ancient Art

Camaldolese Hermit Monastery

Tyniec Abbey

St. Anne's Collegiate Church

Transportation services:

https://en.e-podroznik.pl/

https://jakdojade.pl/lista-miast

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5. Re: Where to visit?

Frankly, I'd advise skipping Auschwitz unless you're feeling particularly robust. In the cold weather it's a tough day out.

Apart from the other excellent ideas above, I'd suggest you try going for an Eataway dinner - they're hosted by local people in their homes and are a great way to see a different aspect of the city.

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6. Re: Where to visit?

The free walking tours around the city are very good if you are by yourself.

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7. Re: Where to visit?

Hello, what dates are you going? I'll be there Jan 28th (arriving late) until Thursday 1st. I'm travelling solo, so if you feel at a lost end or want a travel buddy for a few hours let me know and I'll send you my contact details - btw, I'm very well behaved ;)

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Hello, what dates are you going? I'll be there Jan 28th (arriving late) until Thursday 1st. I'm travelling solo, so if you feel at a lost end or want a travel buddy for a few hours let me know and I'll send you my contact details - btw, I'm very well behaved ;)

Edited: 16 January 2018, 05:49
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9. Re: Where to visit?

You can safely take 2 days off to visit the Tatra mountains (2 hours away from Krakow). Even in the winter you can safely visit the Morskie Oko lake (8km by foot on a paved asphalt route, very easy). The view is more or less like this (plus lots of snow): https:/…morskie-oko-lake-near-krakow.jpg

The 2nd day you can take a cableway to Kasprowy mountain - the views are breathtaking. Don't slip, though ;)

Spend evenings at the Krupówki street in Zakopane - it's great.

REMEMBER: it gets dark at about 15:00 in the mountains, plan your trip early!

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