Macabre Kraków

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Basic Information
English, Spanish, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
1h 20min
Meeting point
Between St. Florian's Gate and Barbican. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.
Walking tour
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Every city has its dark secrets and Kraków is no exception. Come with us and we will tell you stories that will make your hair stand on end… 

During the walk through the streets of Old Town you will hear about Krakow’s Lady In Black and other ghosts and urban legends. You will find out about some of the instruments of torture used here in dark medieval times. Your blood will run cold when we will unveil the secrets around the executioner’s profession and you will have a chance to feel a hangman’s noose tightening around your neck. At the gates of a monastery you will hear a story straight from a Gothic romance — for forbidden love, there must be a severe punishment. And last but not least, you will hear the historically factual tales about brutal serial killers that terrorised Kraków in the 20th century. 

Join us… this time only if you dare!

On this 80 minutes’ FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:

  • 20th century crime scenes

  • medieval punishment locations

  • a haunted palace

  • how executions were performed in the Middle Ages

  • and much more…!

Final point: Kanonicza Street

Additional Important Information
  • professional local guide 
Ticket Message

Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting Point: Between St. Florian’s Gate and the Barbican
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • Parental Guidance: some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
  • Groups of 8-12 people that booked with paid option – note it is not a private tour.
  • Groups of more than 7 that did not pay for the reservation can be rejected by the guide. 
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • professional local guide
  • +12 parental guide advised
Meeting Point
Between St. Florian´s Gate and Barbican. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers. In the best interest of our visitors, we aim to keep our free tours relatively small (up to ~35 people in one group). Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.


Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

Macabre Kraków is one of the best tours I’ve ever attended before🔥

The tour itself is quite short, it lasts about an hour. But it’s definitely not traditional, and that’s why I highly recommend it. Especially if you love alternative ways of discovering a city. At this tour, you’ll be told historical facts and city legends but from different perspective, in stories about both crimes and justice, and about scary city ghosts and dark magicians a little bit as well.

Many thanks to our guide Jacek! You rock🤘


Excellent tour

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

We went on this tour and loved it. Dale our guide was an excellent storyteller. We highly recommend this tour or any other one with Dale

Barbara and Richard Keshen

Bardzo interesująca

Rated 5 out of 5
4 months ago

Wycieczka poprowadzona w miłej atmosferze, historie przedstawione w interesujący sposób – idealny do zapamiętania.


We really enjoyed this tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
6 months ago

We recently went on a Walkative tour in Gdansk and thought we would book another one for Krakow.

Our tour guide was called Damian, and we really enjoyed his lively story telling abilities. He made the tour really interesting and dark humoured.

If you’re in Krakow we can’t recommend this tour enough!



Rated 5 out of 5
6 months ago

Macabre tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Krakow. Jacek is great with storytelling, very well informed and also funny. We enjoyed every bit of the tour. Thanks!


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a Private Tour.

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