Kraków In Your Pocket no.111

Few cities emerge from their winter hangover as exuberantly as Kraków, where the beer garden umbrellas are in full bloom, the pigeons are cooing and mounting each other, and local sirens are sunbathing on the Wisła riverbanks. Yes, Kraków has its spring buzz on in a big way, and there’s no better time to be in Poland’s ancient capital than the season of rising temps and hemlines. While the excitement of the new season is indeed palpable, for us at Poland IYP it’s still business as usual producing the best damn guidebook on the market, meticulously modified and immodest as ever. This issue we’ve laced up our boots for a thorough trek through Kraków’s mysterious and magical Wolski Forest (p.6), while elsewhere we attempt to reconcile our disdain for the city’s pigeon population (p.10). With detailed walking tours and maps galore, we’ve worked hard to make this guide as useful as we possibly can, so tuck this tome under your arm (or if you’re feeling really randy, in your pocket), and go enjoy the sunshine. Though it’s the earnest aim of our print edition to prove you can unplug and actually connect to the world around you more meaningfully without your mobile, those that can’t kick the habit can download our app, explore more content online at, or get in touch via FB (the horror!). Enjoy Kraków.

Cover story


This issue’s cover features the Adam Mickiewicz monument and St. Mary’s Church – part of our Old Town Walking Tour on page 70. Captured by the lens of Grzegorz Ziemianski, check out more of his work online at


New reviews

  • Tao Resto Club

    Taking inspiration from its hip culture compound surroundings (Tytano), the new Tao remixes traditional Asian cuisine with contemporary urban trends. Try their Sake Martini. Read more ▶

  • Filipa 18

    Inside the gorgeously renovated Hotel Indigo this place offers an intimate gourmet dining experience sourced from the Stary Kelparz farmers’ market just around the corner. Read more ▶

  • Space Craft Pub

    The official taphouse of Kraków’s own Browar Twigg – a microbrewery based in Nowa Huta. At a stellar location on Bracka st. right in the Old Town.  Read more ▶

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