Trains to Krakow are available from the UK and across mainland Europe. Departing from St. Pancras international, you will first travel to Paris via the Eurostar service. There are roughly five Eurostar trains a day with the earliest departing at around 8:30 AM. On arrival in Paris you will board a Deutsche Bahn train to Munich, this journey will take around 6 hours and will include a change at Stuttgart train station. On arrival in Munich you will board a further Deutsche Bahn service that will take you to your final destination. The journey will take roughly 15.5 hours in total and include two further stopovers. The most prominent and popular stopover destinations across this route are Berlin and Nuremburg train stations. Krakow's main train terminus is located in the city center and is the largest in the city. Recently undergoing a massive expansion and renovation the station know boasts better underground transport links and a clear and easy way to navigate the concourse.
Krakow has long been both a cultural and academic center of Europe. With a history that dates back to around the 7th century, Krakow is simply bursting with historic and architecturally fascinating buildings. Perhaps the best known among them is Wawel Royal Castle. With its magnificent state room and oriental and ancient Polish art exhibitions the castle attracts a large number of visitors every year. Built in the Renaissance style the castle is a source of enormous pride amougnst Krakow's residents because of its commitment to preserving and displaying traditional regional art. The city is also home to a great deal of natural beauty with the Vistula River that runs through its center a popular place to spend the day. With water sports, walks and a number of riverside bars and restaurants the river is an oasis in this busy city.