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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.
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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.

We really enjoyed this tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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!


Spooky and awesome

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

A must have tour for all lovers of creepy stories and historical facts. Our guide was very enthusiastic and friendly, making everyone feel welcomed. A great tour with lots of interesting information and material for further research, if you’re into that kind of stuff.

10/10 would recommend!


Damian was amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

We really enjoyed this tour! Damian was a proper story teller, so he made this tour so interesting with all this stories and facts.


Big Tom Slays

Rated 5 out of 5
3 months ago

homie had a lot of niche knowledge and w rizz 🙂 hella enthusiastic! thanks bestie <333


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