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

The various ways of getting to Cracow and around Cracow.

Cracow Hotels

cracow hotels

Hotel rooms in Cracow are generally very clean, the higher price brackets offer smarter rooms and decor, the cheaper end is still generally acceptable.

En-suite bathrooms are the norm.

Cracow is one of top ten short break destinations in Europe so it pays to book in advance if your visit coincides with school holidays because the best most central hotels get booked up very quickly.

If you do happen to arrive in Poland without having booked a hotel in advance, taxi drivers will often call around the hotels for you and find available rooms. They may well have a special arrangement with the hotels and earn a commission but do you care if they find you a hotel room on spec?

The scene above is taken from the square outside the main railway station in cracow called Krakow Glowny. Across the square and main road from the station are three hotels: Europejski, Polonia and Warszawski. These hotels are in a good location for sightseeing - the Old Town is a five minute walk away, the station with trains to the airport literally across the road. The Galleria Krakowska shopping centre is adjacent to the railway station.

Various hotels are dotted around Cracow and on the outskirts. Travel within Cracow is either by tram or by taxi. A set of tram tickets can be purchased from tourist information offices or the small kiosks that sell newspapers and small everyday requirements.

In your Cracow hotel room

It is common to find bottles of still or sparkling water in your hotel room, even in budget hotels such as Polonia. Tea making facilities in your room are much less common in Polish hotels, however tea and coffee purchased from the hotel restaurant are very reasonably priced unless you stay in the most expensive hotels

Take a look at other accommodation options in Cracow.