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Free Things To Do In Krakow

Did you know that the entire Old Town area of Krakow is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

It’s often cited as one of the best European city breaks, especially in recent years, thanks to its awesome culture, incredible food scene and eclectic and intriguing historic past.

It’s a city that’s been through a lot, particularly in the last 100 years, which is why a trip to Krakow is an important excursion to embark on.

There’s plenty of things to see and do in Krakow and if you’ve got no idea of where to start when it comes to planning a trip to the south Poland city, we’ve got just the travel guide for you!

Below, you’ll find a list of the 10 best free attractions in Krakow, as well as the top-rated paid attractions in Krakow to help you plan a truly memorable trip!

Free Attractions in Krakow

Top Rated Krakow Attractions

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Royal Route/Road

Without a doubt one of the best free things to do in Krakow is to walk the Royal Route, sometimes referred to as the Royal Road.

As the apt name suggests, this route takes you along some of the top historical attractions and monuments in the city.

Beginning in the historic Old Town of Krakow, the route takes you along where royal parades and processions used to take place, all the way up to Wawel Hill and Castle.

Along...

Krakow: Wawel Castle Guided Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 15
  • A visit to Krakow's number 1 tourist attraction. Wawel is Europe's most spectacular medieval castle
  • This tour lasts for two hours
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Free

Main Market Square

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Site of the Old Town in Krakow is home to Rynek GÅ‚owny, or the Market Square as it’s more commonly known.

It is the largest medieval market square in Europe and features numerous monuments that were prominent during the medieval times.

Nowadays, you’ll find a plethora of hip eateries, bars, restaurants and quaint cafés where you can enjoy a morning coffee before heading...

Memory Trail: Schindler's Factory Tickets Package

clock Duration: 2 days
  • It is a two days " tour of Krakow Poland
  • A visit to the enamel factory as shown in Spielberg's movie
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Free

Ojcow National Park

The Ojcow National Park is actually the smallest national park in Poland, but it’s also arguably one of the most impressive.

You could easily spend a couple of day trips visiting the park as there’s so much to see and do.

The whole family will enjoy a trip to Ojcow, and you can see the famous White Hand Rocks, which are incredibly cool rock formations, as well as numerous caves and carvings along the...

Museum of illusions Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 60 to 120
  • It is an exciting tour of Krakow Poland
  • It lasts for 1 to 2 hours.
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Free

Planty Park

Planty Park is another family-friendly spot in Krakow as it offers an impressive 5 acres of vast open space for kids to run around in and adults to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beatific gardens.

Nestled away just around the corner from the Old Town, Planty Park is a great stop on your trip to Krakow as you can visit two top city landmarks in one go.

During the warmer months, you’ll find fascinating street performers...

Schindler’s Factory Visit & Skip-the-Line Entry

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • It is a tour of a historical museum in the former enamel factory of Oscar Schindler
  • It lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Fragment of Ghetto Wall

Krakow is renowned for its dark and ominous Jewish history and it’s actually one of the places in Europe that suffered heavily during the Nazi rule in WW2.

History fanatics will want to visit the Fragment of the Ghetto Wall, where you can see the temporary living spaces for thousands of Jews before they were sent to the concentration camps or immediately put to death.

This free attraction in Krakow is certainly not a jolly...

Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • It is a tour of the historical museum of Oscar Schindler's factory
  • This tour lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Free

Wawel Hill and Castle

For one of the best free attractions in Krakow, make sure you have Wawel Hill listed on your things to do in the city!

There’s plenty of things to see and explore in Wawel Hill, which sits proudly atop the banks of the Vistula; a place that was once home to the Polish Monarchy.

Today, you can explore the Debnicki Bridge for spectacular views of the Wawel Castle, as well as exploring some parts of the Castle for...

Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow

clock Duration: 1 hour 40
  • A famous museum tour
  • A professionally licensed guide around the museum to deciphering hidden information in the museum.
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Krakow: Zoo Tour with Private Transport and Tickets

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Highlights:
    - Experience one of Top Attraction in Krakow
    - Get closer with nature and wild world of animals
    - See huge facility designated for one of the last and unique animal species
    - Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets and avoid long queue
    - Enjoy private transfers both ways and avoid traffic troubles

    Enjoy exclusive...read more

Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip the Queue Ticket

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation.

    The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs, or by elevator now on special demand. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in...read more

GOair! The Air City Park Kraków Sikorki - 1 hour ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Come to GOair! The Air City, and start the fun!

    First you will be able to change, put on socks and leave your stuff in our locker rooms with no rush, and next you can enjoy all of our 20 attractions: Obstacle courses, Eliminator, Jumping tower, Huge slides, Basketball zone and Arcade games zone and many more.

    After fun you will need...read more

Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Travelers will visit The Wieliczka Salt Mine, logged as an official UNESCO World Heritage site.
    This is an ideal and the cheapest solution for those looking for a trip to the Salt Mine and have their own transport....read more

Schindler's Factory Skip the Line Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • • Visit the original enamel factory of Oskar Schindler
    • Skip the ticket line to one of the most important museums in Krakow
    • Hear personal stories about life in Krakow under Nazi...read more

Wieliczka Salt Mine Skip the Line Ticket

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation.

    The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs, or by elevator now on special demand. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in...read more

Energylandia Amusement Park: Day Tour from Krakow

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Take our bus from Krakow to Energylandia (about 1 hour trip) and spend 6 hours of just having fun. Tour specially created for whole families to spend great time together. Please note the child ticket is for kids up to 140 cm. All participants above 140 cm have to pay the normal price. Departure from Krakow is at 9:00 pm. The pick up is at 14...read more
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