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Bratislava or Krakow?

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1. Posted by vanbccan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I am planning a 23 day Central Europe trip that will entail Vienna-Prague-Krakow-Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna. Also included will be some stays in smaller towns and villages along the way. However, it looks as though I will not have time to stay in both Krakow AND Bratislava without being rushed. So if you could only visit one of these two cities for 3-days which one would it be? I have not visited either one in the past. Your opinions and thoughts are appreciated.


2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

I would chose Krakow - and it needs at least 3 days. You might check Wieliczka Museum - 800 years old salt mines some 30 km south of Krakow (if you are heading that way)

3. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

How about 2-days stay in Krakow and 1 day in Bratislava? I think that 2 days is quite enough for Krakow - 1 day to see the center and half-a-day for Wielicka. So you should have time for Bratislava too :)

4. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y


5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Krakow, and i agree that it really needs a minimum of 3 days _ Krakow itself, Wieliczka (half day ok, but eng lang tours go at unhelpful times for a half day, and you can`t go in alone, so its that or Polish) and Auschwitz.

Bratislava is lovely as well, But the central core is very small, so can be seen in a day trip from vienna (only an hour away) or even as a few hour stop over on the way through (to nor from Budapest)

6. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Like everyone else i would def say go to Krakow. far more to do and see than in Bratislava.

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Definitely Krakow. An great town with some of the most beautiful women i have ever seen walking arm in arm with guys sporting the best mullets ive ever seen.

If interested, you can get the train from here out to Oswiecim to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. An unforgettable experience.

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