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Nice places to visit around Krakow


dxx 12 | 108  
3 Dec 2008 /  #1
Hi,

I have been living in Krakow for a few months now but only know some places that I like and that are worth visiting.
Does anyone know any places outside Krakow that are worth to see?
Everyone knows the Rynek, Kazimierz, places like that but I'm looking for nice places, views, attractions outside Krakow like for instance Wieliczka salt mines, Kryspinow, places like this...

Any suggestions are more then welcome!

Thanks
IronsE11 2 | 442  
3 Dec 2008 /  #2
I am spending some time in Zakopane this Christmas.

Apparently it's quite nice.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
3 Dec 2008 /  #3
What about the salt mine in Bochnia, its about a 45 min train ride from Krakow, but worth it. Its not as "touristy" as Wieliczka is, and Bochnia is much older. We had a tour guide and explained lots of interesting stuff. They even have an underground hotel/motel type arrangement, where you can sleep in the mine. When we were there, the head religious Indian guy was there for a 2 week stay/retreat. He also had his own staff to clean, cook & entertain him.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
3 Dec 2008 /  #4
Hello dxx,

Here are my travel recommendations for krakow, Poland.
Please feel free to add to this thread.
I would recommend you look at the bottom of the first page.
Kazikowski 17 | 101  
3 Dec 2008 /  #5
Oświęcim (Auschwitz) is close to Krakow. Not exactly nice, but its interesting.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
3 Dec 2008 /  #6
Oświęcim (Auschwitz)

I would go there because of the historical significance.

Not exactly nice, but its interesting

I dont think I would make a picnic out of it either:)
polishgirltx  
3 Dec 2008 /  #7
ah... i wish to be in Krakow now... we'd discover some great places together... why don't you people in Krakow meet more often.... i don't get it...
plk123 8 | 4,150  
3 Dec 2008 /  #8
you have to go see this: Ojcowski Park Narodowy

also kosciuszko mound

seems most of the other stuff has been covered.
pawian 173 | 12,685  
4 Dec 2008 /  #9
work work work

you have to go see this: Ojcowski Park Narodowy

Especially in autumn
But spring and summer time is also great
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
4 Dec 2008 /  #10
Hey!!!!......whats with the "new fangled white lines" that are painted on the roads?
Must be some trick being played by the Polish Highways department!!!!
OP dxx 12 | 108  
4 Dec 2008 /  #11
ah... i wish to be in Krakow now... we'd discover some great places together...

Ill keep you to that one ;-)
polishgirltx  
4 Dec 2008 /  #12
krakow-info/attract.htm - Krakow Attractions: have good time in the city of many joys
krakow-info/1tyniec.htm - Tyniec
krakow-info/skalka.htm - Skałka
krakow-info/1bielany.htm - Bielany
krakow.world-guides.com/kracow_attractions_nearby.html - Bochnia, Dobczyce, Las Wolski, Ojców, Rudno, Wieliczka
OP dxx 12 | 108  
7 Dec 2008 /  #13
Hello dxx,

Here are my recommendations for krakow

Very nice post SeanBM, thanks!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Dec 2008 /  #14
Your very welcome and please feel free to add to the thread.
It is a very common question and I am a little out of touch with what happens in Krakow these days.

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