Winter is a beautiful part of the year.  Everything is covered with white fluff. There’s an invigorating, rosy-cheek feeling that comes from a day out in fresh air and snow—followed by something hot to drink. Of course winter in town is not the same as winter in the mountains, but it can also have its charms. Krakow is certainly one of those places where nobody can complain about winter time boredom.f36f9f94f891dc9c126f99dedad894bf

This is time for winter sports!

In Krakow there are several rinks, which are radiant with winter magic. Some of the best known of such places are in Blonia Park, Cracovia ice rink – and the bigest one – in Krakow Arena (but open only untill the end of January). This is really great fun for everyone – young and old.

For people who prefer to spend their time in a more relaxed manner, we suggest having a walk. Winter in Krakow is a really good time to see the city from a different perspective. Old town covered in snow, magic Castle, main square. Simple walk along banks of the river can certainly relax us. Beautiful views and lots of swans. It’s amazing!


But for those of you who don’t fancy frost and snow, and neither do walking purposelessly around the city, we suggest checking out one (or several) of charming cafeterias in Kazimierz or Market Square, where you can enjoy a nice, hot bevarage – or a cold one for that matter. Krakow’s many cinemas and theaters have a rich offer that will surely satisfy all movie and drama enthusiasts.

If you, however, find yourself convinced that a real winter can not take place without skiing, there are several slopes in short traveling distance from the city. Krakow’s location in the vicinity of the Tatra Mountains and the Beskids makes it easy to find a place for winter sports skiing or snowboarding.

You are particularly welcome to visit Karolinka Guest House in Szczyrk (, where you will certainly experience true winter, and have an active holiday in a wonderful atmosphere.