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Sightseeing Cracow

The city of Krakow, which lies on the banks of the Vistula River, was for centuries the capital of Poland, and has accumulated a quarter of Poland’s total number of museum artefacts.

A visit to Krakow is a meeting with the most glorious era in Polish history. Krakow’s Old Town, along with Wawel Castle and the city’s Kazimierz district were placed on the First World Heritage List, created by UNESCO in 1978. At that time, such prestigious recognition had been awarded to only 12 of the world’s most famous heritage sites, including the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China. Today, the list contains more than 900 sites worldwide.

You can see a lot of beautiful places in Cracow, especially monuments, i.e. Wawel Royal Castle, the Barbican and St. Florian’s Gate, the Main Market Square with St. Mary’s Church and the Cloth Hall, as well as Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University (there is a possibility to rent a city bike).


to Zakopane – the capital of polish Tatras Mountain, Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz-Birkenau - a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaus.

Tatras Mountain

Wieliczka Salt Mine



– a lot of museums, Cracow getto, Jewish Kazimierz, Nowa Huta, Vistula River, Old Town with a lot of climatic pubs.

how to rent a bike

The nearest bike is situated on the CZYSTA street (opposite AGH). Station number 6052.

To rent a bike, you should go to

  1. Click on "Register".
  2. Fill in the required fields and learn the rules.
  3. On the mobile phone will be sent an SMS with a 6-digit PIN code, so that you can log into your account and bicycle rentals.
  4. Activate your account. To rent a bike in your account must be at least 10 zł.
Instructions to rent a bike:
  1. Enter on the terminal station your phone number and PIN.
  2. Follow the instructions on the display.
  3. Enter the number of bike you want to rent (after checking its overall condition). At the time of release of the castle will be displayed as a cable lock code.
  4. To return the bike to be free, plug it into the lock. The correct operation of return will be confirmed with a beep. If the station does not have a free bicycle locks, the bike can turn it clipped the rope and using the "Refund" on the terminal.

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