Tourism Ireland

Macabre Krakow Tour

by Benjamin Kerns

Jan 17, 2019

Krakow, Poland © Mark Wilson | Dreamstime

Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

Every city has its secrets, but the tales hidden among the morbidly beautiful architecture of Krakow might be a tad more disturbing than most. To discover the city’s illustrious and spooky history look no further than the Macabre Krakow Tour. This unique walking tour highlights the city’s not-so-friendly past, full of ghosts, murderers and even vampires.


The streets of Krakow are shrouded in an otherworldly atmosphere, offering a starkly interesting yet creepy appeal for both locals and travelers alike. The Macabre Krakow Tour is the perfect way to understand why. Offered throughout the week, the tour guides will take visitors on a stroll through the city streets that have been haunted by some of the darkest killers in history. You’ll learn the history of the Lady in Black, along with famous faces from other local urban legends. Some favorites include Karol Kot, a self-proclaimed vampire who targeted older women and children outside of churches, and numerous serial killers that once resided in the city. Travelers will also learn all about the profession of Chief Executioner, an often bloody tradition normally handed down from father to son.


If you’re a fan of morbid, frightening tales that seem to have some root in truth, few tours will get you as excited as the Macabre Krakow Tour. A sprinkling of horrifying stories, incredible sites and enthusiastic tour guides made it one of the most sought-after tours in the city. Head over to the website to book your free tour before arriving in town.




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