Cracow Christmas Market

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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.

Food stalls Cracow Christmas Market

food stall cracow christmas market

The enticing aroma of cooking food and spiced mulled wine drifts through Cracow Christmas Market. There are various food stalls grilling and cooking traditional Polish fare. All of it is most welcome on a chilly afternoon or cold evening when it offers a welcome warmth and it's fun to sit in the square with everyone else and watch what's happening.

Later in the evenings as tourists down a few beers and become somewhat merry, they tend to provide unexpected entertainment, especially stag and hen groups who do all kinds of strange things.

The cauldron above is grilling Polish smoked cheese called oscypki that people buy as a snack.

There is always plenty of hot grilled suasage of various types on the go to eat with bread or chips.

Bigos, Polish traditional hunter's stew is usually available. Wash it down with excellent Polish beer or mulled wine. The people below on the right are queueing for mulled wine from one of the barrel-shaped serverys, those seated at the tables on the left are tucking into hot food.