Cracow Christmas Market

December in Poland

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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.

Polish china and pottery

polish china and pottery at the Christmas market

Polish china and pottery has tons of character.

The Boleslawiec pottery sold at Cracow Christmas Market is perhaps the most famous brand and certainly the best marketed. It is distinctive for its all-over patterns. The pottery produces a vast range of plates, dishes, chicken shaped egg storage, tea pots, casseroles - almost anything you can imagine today's Polish family might need.

Collectors of this china look out for new pieces added to the range. It can become an obsession.

Polish pottery is solid and durable, some falls into the category of rustic and tends to be glazed in brown earthy tones and decorated with simple leaves and Polish folk flowers.

Read about other Polish traditional crafts.