Kazimierz was once an independent Polish town, later becoming the Jewish Quarter of Krakow. This heritage is still ingrained in its penchant for beatnik bars, vintage stalls and bohemian cafe culture – in addition to its somber reflections on World War II. Here’s our guide for how to best enjoy this must-visit neighbourhood.
Take a stroll along the banks of the Vistula River, which runs south of Kazimierz. You can’t miss the imposing Wawel Castle, which marks the meeting point of the neighbourhood and Krakow’s Old Town. In the summer, climb abroad one of the bobbing boat bars that pepper the water and settle down for an al fresco beer. During the winter, the lawns that line the river are always iced over and often thick with snow – an enchanting sight to behold.