For most people, Auschwitz is an abstract concept. It is a symbol of the murder of the European Jews.
The salt mines of Wieliczka comprise 300 km of underground tunnels, 2 km of which are open to visitors. It is Poland's oldest industrial plant still operating today, after 700 years, and is on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
The Benadictine Abbey in Tyniec. On the banks of the Vistula, 15 km west along the river, is the village of Tyniec.
Ojców National Park and Pieskowa Skała (Royal castle dating to the middle-ages. Situated 30 km north of Krakow in the direction of Olkusz, lies Pieskowa Skala.
The Bernadine monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and the family house of Karol Wojtyła in Wadowice.
Zakopane and surroundings, the highest mountain chain in Poland.
The highest mountain range in Poland lies 100 km to the South of Krakow.
About 90 km south of Krakow in the direction of Zakopane, in Debno, is one of the oldest wooden churches in Poland. Further on the way to Zakopane, we get to the Pieniny whose main attraction is the Dunajec Gorge which can be crossed on rafts from May to September.