Look around and be impressed
Vienna House Andel's in Cracow is centrally situated north of the commanding medieval Rynek Główny square with its magnificent Cloth Hall. The old town of Cracow is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as is Wawel Castle, the former residence of Cracow's kings. With its many shops and cafés, the old town is bustling day and night.
Christmas crib contest and exhibition
At the beginning of December, an annual Christmas crib competition is held in Cracow – this year for the 78th time. Both adults and children can take part in it, and the submitted works are assessed by the Competition Jury. Hardworking craftsmen conjure up in miniature forms real pearls of architecture: decorative, baroque, all shiny with gold and tinsel. The winners are awarded prizes, and then you can admire these colorful wonders during the exhibition throughout the winter – this year it will be open until the end of February.
Krakus Mound and the panorama of Cracow
Podgórze is a district that is as mysterious as Jewish Kazimierz, but much more intimate and calmer. From the Krakus Mound located there, which is said to be the tomb of the legendary King Krak, you can admire the panorama of Cracow. However, Podgórze is also known for its turbulent history. During World War II, there was the Cracow ghetto and one of Schindler's factories. Today, in the Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, you can delve into this sad story.
This is one of the most interesting places in Cracow, its history dates back to the times of socialism. Nowa Huta, nowadays Cracow’s district, was created as a separate city to counter the anti-communist moods in society. Today it is a destination for tourist trips looking for the remnants of the communist climate. There are, among others museum of the People's Republic of Poland, you can also see underground shelters that were built in the 1950s under residential buildings. And local guides offer day trips, with stops at all of the iconic sites.
BERNATEK'S FOOTBRIDGE - THE LOVE BRIDGE IN CRACOW
Cracow: the city of love! By bicycle, scooter or by foot? All sightseeing methods are allowed in Cracow. And when you travel with your other half, go from Podgórze to Kazimierz through Father Bernatek's Footbridge – a favourite place for couples. You will find there: thousands of lovers' padlocks, nine acrobat figures balancing on the ropes and beautiful LED lighting in the evening. Just the perfect place for lovers!
A unique cafe and community centre located in Kazimierz, the Cracow district, run by the Jewish Culture Festival. Cheder is a place where you can enjoy wonderful coffee brewed in finjan (an original Israeli crucible) and aromatic tea, and, what is more, all visitors can taste the best snacks inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. However, one should remember that Cheder is not only a cafe, but also a free reading room. Books constitute an important element of this place.
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
CRACOW FOR THE FEARLESS
The Lost Souls Alley interactive museum is not for those with weak nerves. Dedicated to the basic human emotion of fear, it's nonetheless a big hit with visitors. For souvenir shopping, we recommend the area around Rynek Główny square.
THE KAZIMIERZ DISTRICT
Cracow is characterised by numerous Jewish buildings. Thanks to the film Schindler's List (and the fact that the Enamel factory has been opened to the public) – the Kazimierz Jewish quarter has been extensively renovated. Numerous tours are available on which you can learn about the history and inhabitants of the quarter.
For over 600 years, a bugle call delivered from the tower of St. Mary's Church has marked the passing of every hour. This is the only such custom to be practised anywhere in the world. Another highlight is Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine – one of only four female portraits by the Renaissance master, today it hangs in Cracow's Wawel Castle.
No visit to Cracow would be complete without a tour of its churches, which show how the city has developed over the centuries. Don't miss the Franciscan Church, the Wawel Cathedral or the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
If you have time for a day trip out of Cracow, take a tour of the Wieliczka salt mines, where you'll find chambers hacked out of rock salt, extraordinary underground salt lakes, unique salt sculptures and even a series of chapels. Visitors can explore over 3 km of winding corridors, climb 800 stairs and descend 135 m below the earth's surface.
The little village of Lanckorona, just 30 km from Cracow, is famous for its romantic flair. Warm up with a cup of hot coffee on the market square before strolling to the castle. Enjoy the time spent with your loved one in the fresh air of the surrounding woods.
Dworzec Glowny main railway station is just 100 m from the hotel.
(Journey time: approx. 5 mins.)
Plan your journey by train.
- Cracow (Balice) Airport (KRK):
The airport is only 15 km away. An express shuttle train operates to and from the airport.
(Journey time: approx. 18 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 1*)
Plan your journey by plane.
*Price quoted is for guidance only.
- From the south:
Coming from Zakopane exit the Zakopianka road onto Marii Konopnickiej Street. Then turn onto the Second Ring Road to Pawia Street.
- From the north:
Coming from Warsaw exit the DK7 motorway onto route: E77/S7, DK7, E77/S7 and DK7 to 29 Listopada. Then turn onto the Second Ring Road to Pawia Street.
- From the west:
Coming from Wrocław, exit the A4 motorway onto route DK7/DK79/E77. After about 8.5km turn onto the Second Ring Road to Pawia Street.
- From the east:
Coming from Rzeszów exit the A4 motorway onto Wielicka Street. Take the exit in the direction of Cracow Centre onto Marii Konopnickiej Street. Then turn onto the Second Ring Road to Pawia Street.
The hotel has 25 underground parking spaces. EUR 24 per day
Via personal transfer
For a stress-free journey to or from the hotel, ask the staff to organise a personal transfer for you.
- Galeria Krakowska shopping centre: 50 m
- Dworzec Glowny railyway station: 100 m
- City centre: 700 m
- ICE Cracow conference centre: 3 km
- Cracow Arena: 5 km
- Exhibition centre: 5 km
- Cracow (Balice) Airport: 15 km
- Katowice/Pyrzowice airport: 80 km
Lat: 50.065163 | Lon: 19.960904