Zakrzowek
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Find Zakrzowek on Google images and You'll know you want to see it. It's a huge body of water made in old quarry. Only local people know it and love it. It's huge, beautiful, with crystal water, surrounded with park and rocks with amazing views, you'd never expect something like this in the very heart of Cracow. Best place to rest, appreciate nature, take some sunbath, meet local people and students.
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  • Valentine B
    Lille, France58 contributions
    Endroit un peu dangereux mais qui vaut le détour!
    Cet endroit est une magnifique découverte. Plan d'eau dans une carrière abandonnée situé aux abords de Cracovie. Possibilité d'y aller en vélo (env. 20-30mn en partant du quartier de Kazimierz). Demandez votre route si vous n'êtes pas sûrs, en général les gens connaissent cet endroit et sauront vous l'indiquer. Si vous avez l'esprit sauvage et voulez un endroit où vous baigner l'été près de Cracovie, je vous le conseille définitivement. L'été, l'eau est chaude et vous n'aurez aucun problème à nager. Beaucoup de cracoviens s'y retrouvent. N'oubliez pas d'amener vos serviettes de bain, vous pourrez vous relaxer. Attention cependant : carrière abandonnée donc accès un peu périlleux, prenez des baskets (n'y allez pas en tongs) car il vous faudra descendre/monter sur des sortes de rochers. Comme évoqué précédemment, il s'agit d'un endroit abandonné donc sale. Tout le monde ne respecte pas la nature et ne soyez pas étonné si vous y voyez des déchets un peu partout. En tout cas, c'est un endroit superbe qui vaut le détour, à quelques minutes du centre, on se retrouve à nager dans un immense lac aux profondeurs lugubres...
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 13, 2012
  • patrykbom
    Warsaw, Poland43 contributions
    Fantastycznie
    Znaleźliśmy bardzo ciekawe miejsce w internecie - jakim jest Zakrzówek. Podczas wizyty w Krakowie wybraliśmy się na dłuższy spacer aby zobaczyć to miejsce i porobić parę zdjęć. Piękne widoki, miejsce jest ogrodzone ale można się przecisnąć i zrobić sobie ładne zdjęcia ;)
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 24, 2017
  • Lisa W
    Lincoln, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Stunning Surprise
    I had seen the pictures online of this lake, but was a bit unsure how we were going to get to it. We took a taxi in the end, not too expensive between 2, and it dropped us off at a point where there were just a few paths to pick from and walk on. Bit muddy, should have worn more sensible shoes! We picked the middle path which we just followed, there's quite a steep bit at one point but no problem unless wet I imagine. You feel completely separated from the city, it's very peaceful. And when you reach the top - WOW! The view over the lake was spectacular. We went on an unusually warm, sunny day (in Feb!) and just perched for a snack at the top before heading back down. Nothing else here except the view. Taxi was waiting for us when we got back but there is also a tram stop somewhere not far away if we had got stuck.
    Written March 1, 2017
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Sofia
Prague, Czech Republic27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
We came here expecting to be able to swim on the docks, or in the lake like you can see on google images when you look up the place. Unfortunately this was closed off due to construction. The whole lake is covered by a fence so it is hard to access the water. It is however very easy to just walk through the fence and restricted signs, close to where you access the docks. There were about a hundred people of all ages swimming there, and the construction workers didn’t care at all. The temperature in the water is very nice. Some spots are quite muddy. I think once construction is finished it will be a beautiful spot, and definitely something to visit!
Written August 4, 2022
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LAtrotamundo
Krakow, Poland209 contributions
Feb 2012
Im not even sure why is this place listed here?! I was born in Krakow, and to me, my family, friends...all people who were born and live in Krakow, this place brings on mind only bad impressions (crimes, dead bodies...). Some (weird) people go to sunbath there in the summer time, but I don't really know why , cause it's not even nice. But if you really really want to go there...it's your call, but I wouldn't recommend if after the sunset.
Written January 11, 2013
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,498 contributions
Oct 2020
The old limestone quarry partially filled up with water is located 4 km southwest of Krakow's old town. It used to be a popular spot during the summer for swimming and sun bathing. However, since the summer of 2019 it is fenced off after two people drowned in the lake. Local people cut holes in the fence, so it is possible to walk around and enjoy peace and quiet. Do not swim or dive into the lake. On the bottom there is a lot of rubbish and at some places it is very deep (21m). I just watched the fish.

Redevelopment is scheduled to start in 2021. Let us hope it will regain its former charm.
Written December 3, 2020
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Thomas G
13 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I got the 18 tram to Norymberska, walked up Wylow about 10 minutes and took a left up a narrow path uphill. The views at the top are so beautiful, both of the lake and Krakow city. Worth the effort 100%.

According to the signs you can enter the lakeside area for 10zl per time.
Written July 14, 2017
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Janine C
Brighton and Hove, UK45 contributions
Nov 2019
We were I. krakow in November & had an afternoon spare. The website looked lovely & we thought we would go to take photographs of the beautiful scenery. When we got there it was all fenced off & there was a small gap in the fence that people were climbing through. We decided not to risk it and turned back
Written November 28, 2019
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Thaís Oliveira
Hamburg, Germany139 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful places I saw in my life.
It's just around 1h away from the city center (by public transportation). The park has this beautiful lake and even though it's artificial, it's amazing to see.
You can reach different spots around the lake by walking around on natural tracks. It's great to take beautiful pictures.
If you're luck enough, you can be there alone in quiet and feel at peace, but this place is a visit point for young people (often loud).
Written July 15, 2019
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Aliaksei P
42 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is basically an old limestone pit filled with water. Unlike many nearby lakes, suffering from water polluted by vast numbers of ducks and Swans, Zakrzowek has deep blue clean water. There is a diving base located on it's shore, for those interested. To make diving more fun, an airplane, tram, bus, and what not was deliberately sunk in the middle. The pit walls are steep, with just a few places offering a safe descent. The best way to enjoy this place is to buy a key from the reception (2015 cost was 110 zloty). In this way you get access to a private fenced beach and can get away from vast numbers of "wild" swimmers who make the surroundings rock's look like a seabird colony.
Written September 8, 2015
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Michael W
Krakow, Poland11 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
A beautiful secluded area of water or "beach" in Kraków quite popular in the summer. The water is very clear and they even organise diving lessons here. However, if you plan on going here to spend a nice afternoon relaxing by the water and aren't very fond of climbing fences or risking falling down a cliff then it won't be for you. It isn't exactly legal going here, it is private property and you *could* get fined... It's not the safest place to go to. We had a look around but didn't end up going inside due to the dangers.
Written April 21, 2015
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Bogdan K
Krakow, Poland38 contributions
Mar 2013
do you like a diving? Swimming? You must see it - nice walking: 25 minutes from Main Market. Details on Google Earth .....
Written March 16, 2013
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Marco L
London, UK21 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was really looking forward to this but the entire lake is fenced off with warning signs about it being private property. How can they be allowed to keep this oasis from the people? Shame on Krakow government for allowing this. Thankfully there was few bits where you can still see the lake from outside the fence so wasn’t a complete waste, but still wouldn’t have bothered if I knew. There was also alot of litter everywhere which spoilt the natural beauty.
Written April 2, 2019
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