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Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

1. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 40 museums and monuments. Learn more about the World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted on Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, your card also comes with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day and night! The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: Oskar's Schindler Factory Main Market Underground Museum  Pharmacy "Under Eagle" Town Hall Tower St. Mary’s Church Former Gestapo Headquarter at Pomorska Street The Old Synagogue  The National Museum  The Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice The Main Building The Szołayski House The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace The Princess Czartoryski Museum  The Jan Matejko House The Józef Mehoffer House The Barbican The Old Synagogue The Hipolitów House History of Nowa Huta Branch City Defence Walls The Zwierzyniec Artistic Salon Museum of Archeology St. Albert’s Church The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum Krakow Museum of Urban Engineering Museum of The Photography The Archdiocese Museum Krakow Polish Aviation Museum Mloda Polska Museum – Rydlówka – PTTK Museum History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum Galicia Jewish Museum Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK) Museum of the Home Army – dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf "Nil" EUROPEUM The European Culture Centre The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

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Krakow: The Ethnographic Museum Entry

2. Krakow: The Ethnographic Museum Entry

Discover Krakow's Ethnographic Museum. The Town Hall section features an exhibition which highlights Polish folk culture, while the museum's second building, the so-called Esterka's House, contains temporary displays in its beautifully-vaulted cellar. Derived from a small collection gathered by Seweryn Udziela, the current exhibitions consist of around 80,000 showpieces, the majority of which are from the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century. A certain haven for the peasant culture of Krakow, the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum invites all visitors to have a look around its precious and extensive collections. These exhibits shed light on the artists' attraction to the liveliness of folklore, which they saw as an antidote to the stagnation and cultural crisis among Polish intelligentsia from the turn of the 20th century.

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Wooden Architecture Trail: 6-Hour Tour from Kraków

3. Wooden Architecture Trail: 6-Hour Tour from Kraków

Along the Wooden Architecture Trail you’ll find elaborately-painted churches, graceful domes of all shapes and sizes, delicate bell towers, and fine old Polish manor homes and villas. These living examples of historic wooden architecture are among the most valuable monuments of folk culture in the region. This 6-hour tour begins at 09:00 in central Krakow, or with a pick-up at your city accommodation. You’ll be in the company of a friendly, knowledgeable guide, who will provide commentary on the uncommon history of the entire area and on each individual site. You’ll travel from Krakow to Raclawice, Paczoltowice, Wygielzow (open-air museum), Mietkow and back to Krakow. This is an opportunity to discover the secrets of Poland’s rich and captivating folk culture, which has survived through the ages.

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What people are saying about Ethnographic Museum, Krakow

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based on 222 reviews

We brought a 3 day Krakow card and it made our holiday so easy, particularly when using the trams. It avoided the need to always have the correct change for the automatic ticket machines which reduced our stress levels considerably. It also provides access to so many museums/sites of interest: there is so much to do in Krakow that you are spoilt for choice.

We stay a week in Krakow. With 3 days of city pass you can easily optimize it. If you stay short, it will be difficult to organize the visits with the opening hours etc because with 12 tourist districts it takes time to travel

This is a fabulous deal we used the tram and bus and visited many of the sights. Well worth a look. We will but again when we go back.

Very handy. Go everywhere by tram and bus. And access to 40 museums. And skip the row is very convenient too. Recommended !

very easy to use and saved time trying to buy tickets