When is the best time to visit Krakow?
Summer is a great time to visit the city of Krakow, which is Poland. Warm air, blue sky, the historic center is humming with activity. Of course, spring, autumn and winter also have their own unique charm and allow you to see the culture of the Polish city from another side, the one that remains invisible in the height of tourist season.
Spring in Krakow is full of different bright colors, but not only from the fresh leaves and blooming flowers. Easter in Poland, and more specifically Easter in Krakow, has a certain effect on the appearance of the city. All decorated with various colorful decorations of Easter eggs and palm branches, made of dried flowers and ears of corn.
Of course, Easter is not the only incident in Krakow, for which tourists eagerly await the season to come. Drowning Marena – a pagan celebration of spring and rebirth, is accompanied by an interesting ritual of throwing into the river dolls made of straw and represent Madder.
Many festivals in March, April or may, beautiful spring scenery for photography or running a marathon through the streets of Krakow – it all draws the traveler from head to absorb his interest completely.
Undoubtedly, summer is the most popular time to visit Krakow and sightseeing in pleasant weather. Walk from the Market square to Wawel castle on a warm summer day – a pleasure. But it is better and more productive this walk will be guided, which will mark the most significant sights and will introduce a long and rich history of this city.
Despite the fact that one of the biggest and Grand festivals of Krakow and most of Poland, – «Wreaths», which is held in June, remaining the summer months is supersaturated with various food festivals, music and folk fairs.
Additionally, the summer is a good opportunity to visit other Polish cities such as Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw and Torun, or to devote time to travel and explore the beauty and attractions of individual regions, such as Pomerania or Silesia.
Autumn time is not only perfect for exploring the city with sightseeing and visiting its cultural values, but also is a great time to do field trips to important historical places of Poland. For example, descend to the famous Salt mine in Wieliczka will talk about a century of history solodovaya industry. A visit to State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, consisting of three concentration camps during the Second world war, will reveal all the horrors of such a sad event of the 20th century.
The fall season is the best time to try a tasty and quite hearty Polish cuisine includes dishes such as Zurek soup, Polish Pirogi (dumplings), bigos, pies, duck with apples and many others. And in case of rainy weather should spend some time in a cafe, sipping coffee vprikusku with traditional Polish pastries, and cakes.
Winter In Krakow
Honestly, in winter, Krakow is not so generous for good weather for travelling but a warm, warms the soul, a unique and festive atmosphere invites you to plunge into the magical world of Christmas, New year and other holidays.
The Krakow Christmas fair, which takes place in December, gives a unique chance for travellers to buy authentic Polish Christmas gifts, such as jewelry made of amber, unusual wood products and textiles, decorated with traditional ornaments, locally made chocolates and other interesting things. And holiday concerts, Christmas parties and discounts for Valentine’s Day complement the rich winter days with pleasant experiences.
So what season should I choose?
Of course, the choice of time to travel to Krakow depends on many factors – work schedule leave, the budget for the trip (the peaks of the tourist season are much more expensive) and the experience that you want from the trip. But each season has its own unique and unique charms, and a calendar full of an infinite number of events, festivals, traditional events held in Krakow throughout the year.