Springtime Secrets

In springtime, Kraków brings us surprises, takes us on excursions, hosts meetings and reveals some of the city’s secrets.

16 stories about Krakow

Discover KrakówCulture

We admire culture in its festive and everyday manifestations, from the largest festivals, loudest concerts and monumental exhibitions to hundreds of monthly meetings and artistic discoveries. This impressive vision is backed by countless sources of Kraków’s cultural heritage and tales which continue to inspire and serve as a reference point for contemporary artists.



Spring blossoms everywhere in Kraków, not just in the city’s parks! We celebrate with film festivals, kicking off with Mastercard OFF CAMERA and followed by the Film Music Festival and Krakow Film Festival in May. Springtime walks take us to exhibitions, from the International Print Triennial at the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre all the way to the special presentation of works by Stanisław Wyspiański at Wawel Castle. And the latest edition of “Kraków Culture” celebrates the Year of Czesław Miłosz!

  • Cinematic Spring
  • Year of Czesław Miłosz
  • Kraków’s Intangible Heritage

KrakówCulture Lab

We want to build a modern city, shaped by the coexistence of different values and norms while remaining loyal to local historical processes and rules which have been developed here, by the Vistula, based on regional and national heritage. A city which is complex and diverse in the cultural sense.

Dr. Bożena Gierat-Bieroń

Instytut Studiów Europejskich

Kraków’s long, rich history makes the entire city into a museum, but it is also constantly changing and evolving in response to the latest needs and challenges. The very concept of cultural heritage – which shapes Kraków’s identity – is fluid, since it means using the past to reach contemporary goals.

Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska

Instytut Studiów Europejskich

The Greek philosopher Sallust explained stories told by people to help them make sense of the world around them by saying, “Now these things never happened, but always are”. Cracovian tales come from a melting pot of legends, the departed, the sacred, anniversaries and anecdotes. The city boundaries are marked by mounds of Krak, Wanda, Kościuszko and Piłsudski.

Dr Antoni Bartosz

Kongres Kultury Regionów

Festivals are celebrations of culture and a manifestation of the city’s potential. To understand Kraków is to understand their annual rhythm, to notice how they reach for Cracovian identity and heritage to build new meanings and become an indelible part of the contemporary city life.

Robert Piaskowski

Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of the City of Kraków for Culture