Krakow, Poland's ancient royal capital, is one of the most popular and beautiful cities in Poland. Here you can visit many unique sites and monuments, such as the Old Town with the largest Market Square in Europe, Kazimierz (the Old Jewish Quarter), Wawel (the Royal Castle) and dozens of churches and cathedrals. And after that you can relax in one of over 300 pubs, cafes and restaurants, attend a concert and go to the cinema or theatre...
Our aim in the summer is not only to teach you Polish but also to introduce you to Polish culture and tradition. That is why we offer a cultural program to accompany our courses. The program includes the following:
Introductory guided tour of Old Krakow
Welcome and farewell parties
Day trip to the mountains combined with a hiking tour
Polish folk dance workshop
- Field trip to the historic salt mine in Wieliczka
Evening concerts of jazz and klezmer music in cosy cellar pubs
Depending on the interest of our participants, we may organize the following additional events:
Visit to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill (additional fee)
Lectures on history, culture and current political events in Poland
Guided tour of Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter of Krakow
Visit to Nowa Huta
, a "new city" designed and built from the ground up in the 1950s, a typical example of communist constructivism in architecture
Visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in the city of Oświęcim (the trip is not organised by us, but if the participants decide to visit the museum on their own, we can help to plan the trip, book a guide, or provide information concerning bus/train connections between Kraków and Oświęcim)
Visit to Collegium Maius, the oldest surviving part of the Jagiellonian University, dated from the 15th century (additional fee).
Here you can see photos of some cultural events during our previous courses.
Additionally, at the beginning of your session we provide you with a schedule of the most interesting cultural events (music, theatres, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, festivals) taking place in Krakow during your stay; you will also receive a set of other practical information, e.g. about restaurants, pubs, post offices, shops, etc. to help you plan and enrich your stay in Krakow.
Below, please find a list of interesting websites about Krakow and its surroundings: