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 Youth Hostels

cracow youth hostels and river vistula

Youth hostels offer cheap accommodation not just for young people but any age. You will need to be a member of the Youth Hostelling Association to stay.

There is a large youth hostel in ul. Grochowa 21 that offers accommodation for up to 250 people in dormitories with bunks and also double rooms. Communal shower rooms. Phone +48 (12) 6532432

There are plenty of inexpensive B&Bs and hotels in Cracow. Poland is one of those holiday destinations where money goes further than it does back home and the differential between cheap and expensive is not that high. Avoid international hotel chains, look for Polish hotels and you will be able to afford much more than a youth hostel.

River Vistula (Wisla) In Cracow

The above photograph shows the River Vistula which flows through the city. It is a river much used for recreation. People canoe on it, there are pleasure boats and the walkway beside is popular for walking, cycling and roller blading. This is where you can come and watch Cracovians at play after work and at weekends.


Take a look at other accommodation options in Cracow.