Poland, Tarnow Guide (B): Exploring Tarnow, a Day Trip from Krakow
To visit a new country and only see one town would be a bit like going to a banquet and only tasting one dish. So, although I only had a few days in Kraków, I was keen to take a day trip, to travel through the countryside and explore a different place. There seemed to be several options if you hired a car or took a coach trip, but we wanted to go on the train. The obvious choice was Tarnów, a small town packed with history and architecture, just 80 km from Kraków.
The hardest part of getting to Tarnów was working out the train times (even Google Maps had incomplete information; the best source was the Central Station’s own website). And when we arrived at the wonderfully old-fashioned Tarnów station it was just over a mile to walk to the town centre. Don’t let this put you off: Tarnów is a bit like Kraków in miniature, a formerly walled town with lots of old buildings and several museums. But minus the tourists (it was deserted when we went on a Saturday in July, although the number of almost empty restaurants around the town square suggested it must sometimes be busier). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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