Cracow Christmas Market

December in Poland

places to visit in Poland in December

Places to visit in Poland

Go south to Zakopane for Goralskie culture and mountain scenery.

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Skiing and snow

Sleigh rides complete with jingle bells are still a reality in Poland in the winter. Fur coats and rugs are sold in the shops and markets.

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Travel Guide

Taxis, buses, trains and planes for Cracow.

Cracow carriage rides

cracow carriage rides

A ride in an elegant horse-drawn carriage around Cracow can be yours if you would like to experience how the Queen must feel in her coach built fairy tale carriage.

The horses are very smart, some with with feathered plumes and the coachmen or women are equally handsomely attired. For newcomers to Cracow, a carriage ride offers a comfortable way of obtaining an overview of the Old Town. Sightseeing usually entails walking miles, so a little ease does not go amiss.

Cracow is extremely popular with Hen and Stag Parties. People come for a weekend break to celebrate Cracow where there are numerous night clubs and cheap beer. A bunch of girls on a hen night might appreciate a ride around town in their girly finery in a 'posh' carriage. For a special night out, arrange to be collected from your hotel in style. Now that beats stretch limousines hands down for elegance.

The Main Square where the horses and carriages await tourists is roughly 200 metres by 200 metres which is simply enormous. See the main landmarks of St Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, the Town Hall, the statue of Adam Mickiewicz, the new underground history of Cracow exhibition and glass pyramid rood, the old water pump and the small church of St Adalbert with underground tunnels on the south side of the square which dates back to the 12th century.

On the outside of the beautiful Cloth Hall are cafes, restaurants and some very good quality souvenir shops.

Cloth Hall

Various events take place in this massive old square, the Cracow Christmas Market in December, the New Year's Eve open air pop concerts and outdoor party, various other tourist events. New Year in Cracow is recommended for a great party atmosphere in the main square.







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