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Krynica is a spa town in Małopolskie Province in the Beskid mountains of southern Poland. Zdrój means "spa" so the town is sometimes spelled out as Krynica-Zdrój.

Get in[edit]

From Kraków a direct train runs once daily (ca. 5h, 228 km for 18 zł) or direct public bus service (ca. 3h, 150 km for around 20 zł). Buses are much more frequent.

1 Krynica-Zdrój train stop is central in town.

Get around[edit]

Map of Krynica-Zdrój


  • 1 Nikifor's Museum (Muzeum Nikifora), Bulwary Dietla 19, +48 18 471 53 03. Tu-Sa: 10:00—13:00 and 14:00—17:00, Su: 10:00—15:00, M closed. The museum houses the largest collection of works of the Polish painter Nikifor Krynicki and is located in a blue wooden villa. The museum is a branch of the district museum of Nowy Sącz. 12 zł, concessions 8 zł, free on Sundays. (Q3386880) on Wikidata
  • Museum of Toys 'Bajka' (Muzeum zabawek "Bajka"), ul. Piłsudskiego 2, +48 783 783 139.
  • 2 Old Mineral Baths (Stare Łazienki Mineralne), aleja Nowotarskiego 9.
  • 3 New Mineral Baths (Nowe Łazienki Mineralne), ul. Piłsudskiego 2.
  • 4 Orthodox Church of Duke Vladimir (Cerkiew pw. Św. Równego Apostołom Księcia Włodzimierza Wielkiego), Św. Włodzimierza 3.
  • Koncertowa restaurant (1870) in Park Slotwinski.
  • * 5 Słotwinka Source. You can drink the water here straight from the source.


  • Hike in the surrounding hills.
  • Mountain-bike in the hills or across villages.
  • Rope park [1]


  • Ex Libris bookshop, Bulwary Dietla (on the main pedestrian zone, close to hotel Witoldówka). 10:00—18:00 (21:00 in tourist season). This bookshop is well stocked in maps and guides to the region, has some selection of books in English and a few in German




This is the biggest spa town in Poland so it is full of sanitariums and basically every house provides rooms.

Go next[edit]

Do a day trip to Slovakia. Nearby Slovak towns include Bardejov (30 km) and Poprad (100 km). The Spiš region is also easily accessible.

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