30th of April International Jazz Day.



„Kraków is iudoubtedly the cradle of Jazz in Poland

– jazz has resounded here for almost a century.”

On 25 – 30 April, Kraków will be Jazz capital again. It’s starts 23rd Young and Old, or Jazz in Kraków International Festival.  You can meet there famous stars of jazz from Poland and abroad  !

This’s years headliner is China Moses, but you also can see Zbigniew Namysłowski, Adam Bałtych & Helge Lien Trio and sight more! What more, on 25th of April in the centenary anniversary of the First Lady of Song – Ella Fitzgerald will be special concert Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. It’s really worth to see!

Below you will see program of the festival.




Ticket sale :

św. Jana 2

tel. +48 12 354 27 25


Rynek Główny 9 (Pasaż Bielaka)
tel. +48 12 422 89 45

Kasa Krakowskiego Teatru Variete

Grzegórzecka 71

tel. +48 12 442 78 02

More information : http://www.krakow-jazz.pl/

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You could have read about Dolne Młyny FOOD in the article above. Now, it’s high time to go a step further – DRINKS!!

We would like to recommend to you four amazing bars in Dolne Młyny area, in which you can taste many unusual drinks.

1.Weźże Krafta

If you love beer, this place is made for you! You can find here lots of original beers, starting with Czech lagers through Belgian wheat beer to unseen Polish craft beers. 25 beer taps – 25 savours! Enjoy!




MashRoom is an excellent hangout if you appreciate alternative atmosphere.  During the day you can try various kinds of coffee, lemonade and delicious snacks. Then, in the evening, you have to taste original cocktails in the READY TO DRINK formula. All ideas are guided by impressive rules – ingredients must be fresh, nothing lands in the basket, bartenders use every element of fruit or spice.  They are making incredible cocktails which you can try only there!


Projekt bez tytułu

Źródło: https://www.facebook.com/MASHROOMKRAKOW/?fref=ts


A new place in Cracow with diversity of cocktails. They offer both classical and unusual, marvellous drinks.What is more, only in Lastriko you can listen to the best polish DJ’s and admire young artists’ pictures and pieces of art.




If you like alternative place with historical background far away from overcommercialized places, this is absolutely for you! In ZetPeTe, every evening is different! They organise parties, concert and openings. People who visit ZetPeTe want to create their own culture and society. Really worth seeing!




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Talking about Kraków, the Old Town and Jewish Kazimierz aren’t the only districts worth visiting in view of delicious food, incredible parties and tasty beer. Let’s keep an eye on DOLNE MŁYNY area, which has been recently becoming more and more popular.

Dolne Młyny is a new place on a social map of Cracow which all of you need to visit – you definitely won’t regret it! You may already have heard about this area lately – it’s cosy, fashionable, especially for young people, but everybody (no matter how old or rich you are) can find something for them there. Restaurants, bars and clubs are located in the old tobacco factory on the corner of Rajska and Dolnych Młynów Street.

This is a perfect place to go for breakfast, for a coffee, for a drink, for late dinner but also for a party to the club which is opened from dusk to dawn. The owners describe that space as “a city in the city” which links creative people together with passion. In the picture below you can see the place designed in the post-industrial style what makes the atmosphere special and unforgettable.



A meeting place inspired by the taste of New York, Berlin, Barcelona, Mexico, Tokyo or other charming cities. A restaurant serves metropolitan food with modern look – you’ll find something for you any time a day!.




Two-storied place with the best wine, delicious food and wide space to relax . A restaurant serves casual dining at any time of day or night – from sandwiches, salads and main courses to Italian pizza, snacks and desserts. Something for everyone! Bon appetit!




3. MEAT & GO

The carnivore paradise! You can taste delicious sandwiches and dishes packed with juicy pieces of pork, beef, poultry or perfectly concocted offal. The place serves perfect compositions of many kinds of meat. Impeccable place for avid meat-fans.




Another point of view. All vegetarians and vegans can find in Veganic something delicious for themselves. You can also get gluten-free meals made with the wholesome, seasonal ingredients. Moreover, you can find homemade cakes, including vegan and sugar-free. A large bar with wide selection of craft beers, biodynamic wines and colourful cocktails in unusual combinations vegetable and vegetal juices. Recommended!




Pinakoteka is a cosy, industrial restaurant with plenty of cultural events – concerts, exhibitions, debates and others. Warm and friendly atmosphere with various options of meals. Worth trying!


Źródło: https://www.facebook.com/PinakotekaCracow/photos/a.214336472030666.53453.214334028697577/959899790807660/?type=3&theater


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If you like movie festivals spend Spring time in Kraków!

Who doesn’t like watching movies? Especially in the fresh air and in a very reasonable price! If you live in Kraków you know that the 2 biggest film festivals happen here annually around May. Why are festivals like this important? They are definitely promoting local talents and inspiring community collaboration. Also the attract tourists and viewers coming to Krakow especially for these events!

NETIA OFF CAMERA 29.04 – 08.05.2016

netia off camera

This year the International Festival of Independent Cinema will celebtarte it’s 9th edition. For the programme details and tickets check their website: http://www.offcamera.pl/en/

‘The Main Competition ‘Making Way’ is addressed to directors making their first steps. Ten movies from all over the world compete for the Krakow Film Award – and the 100 000 USD. Traditionally, the jury is headed by a Polish filmmaker, this year the invitation was accepted by Krzysztof Zanussi.

In the Polish Film Competition, we have 10 Polish films from last year competing for Kluczyk Foundation Award – and the 300 000 PLN. In this category we also award the best actor and best actress prizes funded by Albert Riele and Gino Rossi. Just like previous year the audience have a chance to vote for their favourite movies from the Festival’s competitions. The author of the winning film will receive a prize of 10 000 PLN (sponsored by Allegro, the Festival’s main partner).

The Festival program has three new sections: “So Scary It Hurts,” “Adults Only?” and “Breathless”. We’ll screen unconventional, genre-breaking horrors, look closely at extremes and passions, and talk about adulthood in a new and irreverent way.

We’ll also have a chance to meet the masters behind the camera. Once again OFF CAMERA PRO INDUSTRY takes place at NETIA OFF CAMERA, in an event addressed to professionals of Polish and international film industry. It’s a place where filmmakers can network and improve, learning from the experts from all over the world. This happens in the relaxed atmosphere of Krakow and the Festival Centre in the Pałac Pod Baranami 4-6th May.’

KRAKÓW FILM FESTIVAL 29.05 – 05.06.2016



‘Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. During 8 festival days viewers have an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad. Films are presented in competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles, archive screenings. Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers. Every year Krakow Film Festival hosts about 600 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, film festival programmers and numerous audience from Krakow. Krakow Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Poland, organized every year since 1961.’


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Easter time in Poland

Next weekend is going to be all about Easter. If you are going to spend this time in Poland check what’s going to happen and how you should prepare yourself for the traditional holiday time in Poland.

Easter Saturday – It is probably one of the most enduring and beloved by Polish people traditions. How does it work? You prepare a basket filled with Easter traditional food that will be eaten during the Easter feast and then take it to church for blessing. Of course, you won’t spot people bringing tables full of many traditional dishes right to the front of the church instead, a small amount of the most important food like eggs, bread, meat and butter are put inside the basket. It’s a very important tradition in Polish culture so you can often spot entire families participating in it.


Holy Sunday – Sunday morning means the big, traditional, family breakfast. It starts with sharing of the blessed eggs between family members and wishing each other and themselves all the best. The breakfast is dominated by cold dishes and is a feast for meat lovers: ham, sausage, roast meats, pâté (pasztet), eggs, horseradish relish, bread. Easter breakfast is so decadent that it has to be considered a day-off from the Spring diet.

easter breakfast

Easter Monday – This special day is a family holiday in Poland and is called a Smingus-Dyngus, or Wet Monday, after the practice of men and boys pouring water on women and girls. Now the real fun begins – if you’re a girl you better read these words carefully, as it is usually girls who end up being the victims of water guns and buckets:)


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Kraków during spring time!

What’s happening in Poland during Spring? A lot! First of all to officialy say goodbye to winter we have to sink the Marzanna. Sinking of Marzanna is an old pagan custom. According to some sources “Marzanna” was a goddess which was offered grains after harvest in hope to ensure good crop the following year. According to other sources she was a goddess or death or winter. In order to get rid of winter Marzanna had to be destroyed for Spring to come. Even nowedays some people are happy to continue this tradition. Usually children and young adults take part in the ceremony. Marzanna puppet doll has to be burned and finally sunk in the river.


International Women’s Day in Poland happens annualy on 8th March.
It is the day to celebrate all women in your life. So kids bring flowers to their teachers and men stand in line at the local flower shops to get flowers for their wives, girlfriends, mothers… This day is still very popular as it used to be in the communist times. Than it was and still is more celebrated than Valentine’s Day which is a new tradition that arrived here with the western culture. Women’s Day was very popular during communistic times and has been is celebrated more as a national holiday for all women, whether they are 8, or 80 years old. At that day, all women in Poland receive special attention usually by getting a flower – carnation and a pair of stockings. In addition to flowers and a pair of stockings, they sometimes receive greeting cards.


After your stay in Kraków spring is a perfect time to visit the Tatra Mountains and witness nature coming back to life. One of the most beautiful places in March/April will be Chocholowska Valey. Each year it blosomes with thousands of  crocuses.


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What’s happening in Kraków?!

Why is it worth to visit us? There are many reasons like the fact that it is Poland’s former capital and oldest university town. Settled in 10th century, Kraków is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The choice of cafes and restaurants is huge and each of them has one of a kind spirit. The prices are definately attractive for most of the travelers – you can easly find reasonably priced accomodation (like hostel Mosquito;), bars and restaurants are definately cheaper than in other Europian capitals. English is commonly known language by most locals so it’s easy to get advice or information from passer-by’s.

If you need more, here’s a list of interesting events that will take place in the near future. Because of new art-connected initiatives and new arenas and cultural centers, Kraków is a host of various cultural events like concerts, interesting exhibitions and performances.



After the great success of the concert in May 2015 in Lodz, the legendary Scorpions band comes back to Poland with another concert, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the band activity. Special anniversary show will be held on 4th of March, 2016 in TAURON Arena Kraków. Despite the passage of several decades and plans to end their career, the legendary Scorpions band continually plays in a great way, surprising their  fans with an excellent  shape and musical perfection.  The best proof  was this year’s performance in Poland, when on the 9th of May, the band played in Atlas Arena hall in Lódź, filling the venue with over  14 000 spectators. Scorpions have enchanted the gathered audience with well-known hits as well as the songs from their latest album “Return To Forever”. Full audience attendance and a great shape of the musicians was noticeable to the national media. Also Polish fans gave the musicians the understand that they can’t wait for the next visit of Klaus Meine formation  in Poland.


Chippendales' Calendar Photoshoot in Las Vegas

And now different kind of event… 😉 In April, the tour of the legendary American Chippendales group will begin. We have great news for all the fans of the sublime men’s show – the dancers will come to ICE Kraków on 7th of April at 7:00 PM! It’s going to be quite a treat for all ladies! Masterful flirting, muscular and tanned bodies, as well as plenty of charm and eroticism – it’s an explosive mix that sweeps audiences along for world-class fun! The legendary Chippendales group from the USA will come to Krakow. These professional dancers can seduce every woman and transport her to a world of fantasies, secret desires and passions. So far, the group has performed over 40 thousand times in 150 countries.



Just like every year, there will be some international movie stars coming to Krakow but also lots of attractions for the independent cinema lovers who will get a chance to meet up with their favorite filmmakers in the best art-house theatres in the city. Faithful festival audience members will be able to watch new productions shown within our permanent sections: Discoveries and Catching Up. There will be lots of new sections and terrific events that will surprise even the most demanding. International Jury will judge ten first or second features from all over the world that will compete for Krakow Film Award in the sum of $ 100, 000. Polish films, as usual, are presented within Polish Feature Film Competition section.



Legendary film music composer Hans Zimmer will arrive in Poland. May 3th 2016 on TAURON Arena Krakow. Academy Award-winning music composer will perform in three concerts in Gdansk, Lodz, Krakow, accompanied by The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and a choir. German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most innovative musical talents.Zimmer has composed scores for Hollywood blockbuster films including Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Thin Red Line, Pearl Harbor, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, or Interstellar and animated films such as The Lion King, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, The Prince of Egypt etc.





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