Make the most of Krakow’s sunny days by heading off to a picnic away from the city-center crowds. Whether it is a gathering with friends and family, a romantic date for two or even a chance for some alone time, a picnic in Kraków is a great way to enjoy nice weather and relax. Kraków has a number of fabulous places to choose from. Here are the 5 best spots for a picnic in Kraków.
🌷 Park Jordana
The most famous and oldest (existing since 1889) park in Krakow is Jordan’s park located in the center next to Błonia. The neighborhood of busy streets does not bother you, since after entering the park the noise of cars can not be heard. The park is large enough for everyone to find a free green spot. You can spread out blankets on the lawns in the shade of old trees. The eastern edge of the park is filled with walkways full of statues, which is great if you want to get to know some of the prominent figures of Krakow history. The western side of the park, meanwhile, has a large hill and playground. But although the park is large, there are usually crowds at the weekends. So there will be enough space for a picnic, but you have to be aware of the fact that playgrounds and alleys will probably be crowded.
🌷 Park Lotnikow Polskich
The Polish Aviators‘ Park is a huge recreational area of 60 ha.
The University of Physical Education and the Cracow University of Technology can be found nearby. It was created in 1966. This is one of the most beautiful and neat Krakow parks. It has winding running paths and plenty of open green spaces with shade and picnic facilities.
The blanket can be spread out everywhere, but many people choose a sunny slope near the Garden of Experiments. This is another attraction of this place. Summertime also opens up one of the larger playgrounds in the city. Some of them are basketball and volleyball courts, as well as table tennis. The park is not fenced, it can be used at any time. Enjoy!
🌷 Bednarski Park
Bednarski Park is located on the right bank of the Vistula in Podgórze.
When you enter it, you have the impression of walking into the woods. This effect is achieved by majestic trees, i.e. chestnut trees, lime trees, maples and beeches, which cover an area of approx. 13.5 ha, and limestone rocks scattered throughout the park. You can climb the observation meadow, from where you can clearly see the panorama of Krakow with the Krakus Mound and the church of St. Józef in the background. It is an ideal place for picnicking in numerous nooks far from the main routes. Finding such a quiet place is not difficult, and sitting on a blanket and sipping coffee from a thermos, you can observe some beautiful birds like chaffinch.
🌷 The bank of Vistula river
It’s the perfect place to stop for a picnic between visits to any of the many local attractions. Just find a cozy place by the river with a view on the medieval Wawel Castle with preserved ramparts, high towers and lush green garden around it. A picnic overlooking the Royal Castle sounds very impressive, doesn’t it? Grab a blanket and a basket filled with your favourite treats and enjoy! You can sit on the edge of the water and enjoy either the shadow under the trees or you can enjoy the sun, as you like!
🌷 Kopiec Ksiecia Krakusa
Kopiec Ksiecia Krakusa, also called the Krak Mound, is a tumulus located in the Podgórze district of Kraków. ‚The Mound of Prince Krak‘ was built in honour of the legendary founder of Krakow. Kopiec Krakusa is located across the river in Old Podgórze. There is a large lawn at the foot of this mound, great for a picnic with a breathtaking view.
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