Macabre Kraków

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Basic Information
Short Description
An evening tour of Krakow's dark secrets. You will hear chilling tales of witches, executioners, serial killers and haunted palaces
Total time
1h 20min
English, Spanish, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Between St. Florian's Gate and Barbican. Look for the guide with yellow umbrellaGo to map
Ending point
Kanonicza Street
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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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

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.

Superb, fascinating, lively

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Excellent tour. Macek is a top-notch tour guide, and he clearly has a passion for the subject matter.

The tour is fun, informative, and fascinating.

We were guided through some of Krakow’s best-kept taboo secrets, some of which are hiding in plain sight.

It’s a great way to get out and have some fun in the evening and meet people.

As a solo traveller, I would do this tour again, and I recommend it to anyone who is curious about it.

Evan R.

Horrifying good

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

Maciek was our guide and he told us fascinating stories, mindblowing facts and showed us details that often not even long time inhabitants of Krakow don’t know.

Macek himselfnis a great story teller. He knows how to make everything fascinating and interesting, knows everything and really takes care of the group (places to sit, photonspots etc.).

I personally most liked the scary story of the Lady in black, ghost stories arenthe best.

Thank you very much


Great fun and something different!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

Whilst the sights were cool and the historical context for creepiness in abundance the TOUR GUIDE makes it special. Tomas thank you, you were fantastic and had surprises and enthusiasm for your subject. Highly recommend to do as something a bit different.

Thomas Graves

What an experience!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 months ago

My sister and nephew went for this tour with Tomasz and we couldn´t be more happier with the outcoume. It was indeed a fantastic experience. Knowing all the macabre history of Krakow but mainly because we had Tomasz as our guide. He´s super joyful and an amazing storyteller who is passionate about what he does. I would book any tour with him again, for sure. Thanks for “hanging” my nephew on his 18th birthday, we had a blast! Wishing him all success. Thanks to Walkative for providing us such professionals.

Susana Andreia e Gustavo


Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months 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🤘


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour