Krakow is the capital city of Lesser Poland and is also the capital of culture and art. It’s an historic city that managed to remain almost fully intact through World War II. The city is absolutely huge and if you include the surrounding areas the population is close to 1.4 million. If you are looking for a crazy stag weekend that you and your mates will never forget, you’ll definitely want to consider Krakow for your stag do destination. Because Krakow boasts an incredibly high student population, the nightlife has a high demand that must be met… and it is met! Krakow has an incredible nightlife for anyone that’s willing to have a fun time. Another great thing about a stag party in Krakow is that the city is surprisingly inexpensive. If you’re looking for a fun stag weekend that boasts an incredible nightlife as well as beautiful historicity, Krakow is the place for you.
In a Nutshell:
• The city itself has a population of over 750, 000 people and is divided into 18 districts.
• The city’s official and main language is Polish, but most people can understand and speak English quite well. You’ll have no problem communicating with the locals during your stag weekend.
• Krakow won the title of Europe’s Culture City in 2000.
• Krakow’s Old Town is officially a World Heritage site.
• Beer is incredibly cheap. Enough said.
There’s no lack of accommodations in Krakow. Whether you and your buddies are looking for an expensive, luxurious hotel room or the cheapest place to rest your heads, Krakow has a place for you. Find out what your budget allows and choose a place that will suit your needs best. If you want to be where the action is, try to find a hotel in the Old Town.
Krakow has just about anything that you would expect for a big city. You definitely won’t be out of options on your stag weekend during the daytime. If you are sick of the usual activities such as paintballing, karting, and clay pigeon shooting, you could always check out some of the historic sites that Krakow has to offer. Consider taking a tour of Wawel castle or a memorial tour of Auschwitz.
When night falls, you’ll want to find your way to Old Town. Krakow boasts a variety of places to eat and drink and there are over 400 bars in Old Town alone! If you are into some excitement, Old Town is also the place for you; there are a variety of crazy nightclubs to choose from offering everything from rock and roll to trance. No matter what you pick, one thing’s for sure: your Krakow stag night won’t be boring!
Poland is famous for their world-renowned vodka! If beer is more your thing, you’re also in luck; it’s incredibly cheap for large quantities. One word of advice though, there are quite a number of police officers in Old Town that won’t hesitate to throw you in the drunk tank. Make sure that you keep your composure when you’re out in the streets.
Your Krakow stag party won’t go hungry in this Polish city. There are a variety of local favourites to sample including, Smalec: fried lard, and Bigos: a delicious hunter’s stew. If you don’t want something traditional, there is no end to the variety of contemporary cuisine that’s offered; Krakow has anything from Chinese food to Big Macs.
Krakow is quite a humid city that has warm summers and fairly cold winters. You’ll definitely want to bring your rain jacket if you’re planning your Krakow stag weekend in autumn or spring.
The currency in Krakow is the Zlotych. The exchange rate is about 6 Zlotychs for £1.
There are a variety of ways that your stag party can travel in Krakow, but we suggest either taxi or bus. Taking a bus is oftentimes the best option; take advantage of the excellent public transportation system and save yourself a whole chunk of dough!