Located in southern Poland near the Czech border, Kraków is the country’s second largest city and an important contributor to its economic and cultural vibrancy. Though the invaded city became the headquarters for Germany’s central government during World War II, it retained much of its historic and architectural integrity, and in 1978 the shining city along the Vistula River was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Extensive river paths and well-preserved medieval core ringed by remnants of the city’s medieval walls make running in Kraków scenic and pleasurable.
The best places to run in Kraków include the waterfront path along the Vistula,and the one-of-a-kind runseeing tour along Planty Park–a moat-turned-walking path around the city’s historic Old Town. There are also a number of pleasant park runs, including the extensive trails of the Wolski Forest.
It’s easy to get around on foot in this compact city, but buses and taxis are accessible and inexpensive options for further flung routes. It all depends on where you stay, but note that many of our routes are close enough to string together for mega mileage and a comprehensive tour of Kraków.