Springtime Trails

Year of Nicolaus Copernicus, Jan Matejko, Wisława Szymborska, Włodzimierz Tetmajer and Jerzy Nowosielski – all these official celebrations are the perfect opportunity to recall these remarkable individuals written indelibly in the history of Polish culture.

16 stories about Krakow

Discover KrakówCulture

We step into 2023 with a spring in our step: the year marks several important anniversaries celebrated in Kraków and beyond. When we discuss them as part of the cycle of Cracovian events in “Kraków Culture”, we eschew ostentatious discourse, and instead we look at their works as a major contribution to contemporary civilisation, art and literature and a starting point of future artistic and scientific pursuits.



Spring in Kraków, stretching between Easter traditions and the promise of June, brings temptations of cinema screens and the sound of music. We travel to the cosmos with Copernicus, explore artists’ imaginations and head out for spring wanders around the city – all with the latest issue of “Kraków Culture”!

  • Cinematic spring
  • Anniversaries
  • Misteria Paschalia

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 hab. 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

„Te rzeczy nigdy się nie zdarzyły, ale są zawsze”. Tak grecki filozof Salustios wyjaśniał siłę opowieści, poprzez które człowiek oswaja świat. Te krakowskie tworzą tygiel legend, zmarłych, świętości, rocznic, anegdot. Tu horyzont wyznaczają kopce – Kraka, Wandy, Kościuszki, Piłsudskiego.