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The Best Jazz Clubs in Krakow

The Best Jazz Clubs in Krakow

From Frederic Chopin to Paweł Maciwoda, bassist for the Scorpions, Poland is a country of musicians. So it makes sense that Krakow, one of Poland’s most vibrant cities, has a rich music scene. There are classical concerts galore here, many of which are oriented toward tourists. But if you look a little harder, you’ll find plenty

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

JayWay Travel guest Ellen Offner (pictured above with husband Arnie outside Budapest’s Szechenyi baths) isn’t only a seasoned world traveler, she’s also a dynamic blogger covering Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America — just about every place there is to explore! I recently sat down with Ellen to get some inspiration from her

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Mulled wine, cinnamon pastries, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts. The classic tastes of Christmas in Central & Eastern Europe, best experienced wrapped up warm as you stroll around one of the legendary Christmas markets that take place throughout the holiday season in cities across the region. Germany Germany’s Christmas markets usually start in the last week of November and

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in

A Kazimierz Tour

A Kazimierz Tour

Krakow’s Kazimierz quarter is one of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. The Jewish quarter’s history is vast but it’s also repositioned itself as Krakow’s artsy district and place to go for dining and nightlife. Historical Kazimierz For an in-depth look at the history of the neighborhood, consider booking either a private or group tour. On

The Best Central Europe Christmas Markets

The Best Central Europe Christmas Markets

Mulled wine, cinnamon pastries, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts. The classic tastes of Christmas in Central & Eastern Europe, best experienced wrapped up warm as you stroll around one of the legendary Christmas markets that take place throughout the holiday season in cities across the region. Germany Germany’s Christmas markets usually start in the last week of November

Wieliczka Salt Mine – a day trip from Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine – a day trip from Krakow

A half hour out of Krakow is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the source of much of the city’s wealth in centuries gone by. The most popular route through the mine is the Tourist Route, which starts and ends at the Danilowicz shaft. Your tour starts with a descent of more than 50 flights of stairs,

Easter in Central Europe

Easter in Central Europe

The Central Europe region (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary & Poland) is a delight to visit around Easter time. In 2014 Easter is almost as late as it could be, with Easter Sunday landing on the 20th of April meaning the weather is likely to be warmer too (in 2013 Easter Sunday was March 31st

Explore Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage List sites with JayWay

Explore Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage List sites with JayWay

The UNESCO World Heritage List is UNESCO’s way of promoting the preservation of culturally, architecturally, historically and naturally significant places. Poland’s 13 entries on the list feature some of the most important sites in Eastern Europe. Several of them are included in our list of destinations and excursions: Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination