Krakow in April: Six Unforgettable Activities As You Visit Krakow in April.

Welcome to Krakow, where history, culture, and vodka flow like the Vistula River! If you’re planning your first trip to this charming Polish city in April, get ready for an adventure packed with sights, flavors, and experiences that will leave you spellbound. From medieval marvels to painful reminders of the past, Krakow has something for everyone. So, grab your sense of humor and your spirit of adventure, because here are six must-do activities for your unforgettable April escapade in Krakow.

Six fantastic programs in and around Krakow in April.

1. Step Back in Time with a Guided Tour of Old Town

Kick off your Krakow adventure by delving into the city’s rich history with a guided tour of the Old Town. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, and marvel at architectural gems like the magnificent St. Mary’s Basilica and the imposing Sukiennice. Listen and learn as your guide tells you stories of kings, knights, and dragons (okay, maybe not dragons), and enjoy the timeless beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

2. Visit Schindler’s Factory: A Journey Through History

Next stop: Schindler’s Factory, a reminder of Krakow’s tumultuous past during World War II. Visit this museum that is housed in the actual factory owned by Oskar Schindler, and embark on a journey through the darkest chapter of human history. Through interactive exhibits, personal testimonies, and archival footage, gain insight into Krakow’s Jewish community and the heroic efforts of those who risked everything to save lives. It’s an experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left the museum walls.

3. Even if we hate what happened there, everyone should visit Auschwitz-Birkenau at least once!

No visit to Krakow is complete without a pilgrimage to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, a haunting symbol of the atrocities of the Holocaust. Join a guided tour to explore the preserved barracks, chilling gas chambers, and poignant memorials that serve as a stark reminder of the horrors inflicted upon millions of innocent lives. It’s a sobering yet essential experience that honors the memory of those who perished and reaffirms the importance of never forgetting.

Auschwitz in April
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4. Go underground as you visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines

Journey beneath the surface of the Earth to discover the subterranean wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Descend deep into the labyrinth of tunnels and chambers carved entirely from salt, and look at the underground chapels decorated with all sorts of salt sculptures. Learn about the mining techniques of the workers in the caves, and marvel at the beauty of this UNESCO-listed site, all while breathing in the therapeutic air believed to have health benefits. Just don’t lick the walls!

5. Raise a Glass with a Vodka Tasting

When in Poland, do as the Poles do: drink vodka! Embark on a tasting journey through Krakow’s vibrant nightlife scene and sample an array of traditional Polish vodkas, from smooth and subtle to fiery and bold. Learn about the country’s vodka traditions, toast to new friendships, and savor the distinctive flavors of this beloved drink. Na zdrowie!

drinking vodka in Krakow

6. Register for the Krakow Marathon (if it’s on!)

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous (or masochistic), why not join thousands of runners partaking in the annual Krakow Marathon? Lace up your sneakers, channel your inner athlete, and race through the city streets alongside thousands of fellow participants. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-time runner, the exhilaration of crossing the finish line is an experience you’ll never forget. Just be sure to stretch those legs before and after!

April Weather in Krakow: Springtime Splendor

As you embark on your Krakow escapade in April, you can expect a delightful mix of springtime sunshine and occasional rainshowers. With average temperatures ranging from 3°C to 14°C (37°F to 57°F), it’s wise to pack clothes for all sorts of temperatures and weathertypes. But don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits—after all, Krakow is just as enchanting under cloudy skies as it is when the sun is shining.

Bonus Tip: Easter Markets at the Old Town Square

If your visit coincides with Easter, you should definitely visit the charming Easter markets that spring up in Krakow’s Old Town Square. Look at a wide selection of hand-painted eggs, browse stalls brimming with traditional crafts and local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as locals and visitors alike celebrate this joyous holiday. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience Krakow’s cultural heritage in full bloom!

So there you have it, six sensational activities to make your first visit to Krakow in April an unforgettable experience. From history to culture, vodka to marathons, this vibrant city has something for every traveler. So, pack your bags, polish your vodka glasses, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Krakow!

If you want to learn more about ongoing and upcoming temporary programs in Krakow such as concerts, festivals, events, and exhibitions, visit our Krakow calendar.

Private tours in Krakow

Finally we are able to arrange private guided tours in Krakow and private tours to the Saltmines in Wieliczka and to Auschwitz.

To you as one of our visitors that means that you do not have to sit on a crowded bus or be disturbed by the questions from tons of other people, but in quietness and peace enjoy the beauties of Krakow with your own private guide.

If you decide to go to Auschwitz or to Wieliczka you will be able to enjoy your own private guide, who is there to fully take care of you and your group. Because of this there is a driver in the car/bus in addition to the guide, making sure that you have the full attention of the guide coming with you!

Want to know more? Read about the different programs and tours in our Krakow Guide and come join us on one of these exciting tours today!