Zakrzowek

Zakrzowek, Krakow: Address, Zakrzowek Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,463 contributions
Awaiting redevelopment
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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Carlos B
London, Canada1,040 contributions
Breathtaking
Jun 2019
My friends and I simply loved this place. Good for swimming, tanning, hiking, drinking, picnic. It's just so pretty!
Written January 1, 2020
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Janine C
Brighton and Hove, UK36 contributions
Closed for renovations
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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Norbert Bezzina
Malta43 contributions
This is definitely a magical place!
Jul 2019
This is definitely a magical place! We have trekked to whole Zakrzowek Lake and we don't regret one second of it! We highly recommend this to everyone who is visiting Krakow! Tranquility at its best, trees and serenity everywhere. Just be careful when you walk and trekk this route. We took to most difficult route, but definitely the most beautiful route. Just go and judge yourself! The photos says it all :)
Written October 15, 2019
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galits797
Tel Aviv, Israel65 contributions
אגם זאקשובק המקסים בעיר קרקוב
Jul 2019
A beautiful old mine turned into a lake and is twenty minutes from the city center of Krakow. Blue lake surrounded by cliffs and stunning! Most of them were locals (even a bride and groom who came to be photographed). The water was clear, cold but pleasant temperature and I couldn't get myself out of the water for an hour. Peaceful, relaxing and fun. Just Later we learned that the place was forbidden for swimming because of a death case of someone who jumped from a cliffs. When we left, we even ran into a police car that mainly gave parking tickets, so I do not know if the prohibition on swimming is real or not. In any case it is a virgin lake, and a real paradise !!!
Before you decide to come here please:
1. Check with a local person whether the place is opened and whether it is allowed to swim.
2. There is a diving point in the lake, it is fascinating to dive here, but without reservation on telephone, you can not enter to the diving center
3. There is only one official entrance, with a wooden path and a black metal fence. Next to it there is an ice-cream car. Please note that you will not enter unauthorized paths as they will lead you to beautiful cliffs with no access to the water.
4. Do not park at the entrance to the lake anywhere. A 5-minute walk from the lake there are several parking places, one near the local supermarket.
5. Not suitable for families with children. If you are children try this lake - Krypisnów Lagoon. Twelve kilometers from Krakow.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thaís Oliveira
Hamburg, Germany139 contributions
Amazing nature to see!
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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vtc2017
Miami, FL1,721 contributions
Quiet place
Jun 2019 • Couples
Zakrzowek Lake, is a 20-minute walk from Wawel Castle has the unique distinction of being a hidden lagoon in an old mined quarry – indeed it is so hidden some people think it´s a myth.
In actual fact it is relatively easy to get to on foot and is well worth the visit. Dominated by the sheer limestone cliffs and dense thick foliage of the surrounding area, Zakrzowek Lake is blessed with stunning natural beauty.
During the summer the weather is hot enough to go swimming in the water and in some parts the surrounding cliffs are not too high, thus it is not uncommon for people to jump off them into the lagoon below
Written June 21, 2019
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MrSmall
Redhill, UK4,464 contributions
Ok
Jun 2019 • Couples
The title says it all,it’s ok,no more no less. As a body of water it looks very pretty but we went on a weekend and despite it being fenced off the locals had all got in and where having a beach party,not a problem in itself but they where all having loads to drink,again not a problem,but when they had finish the bottle/can they just tossed it into the bushes,not so good. Some had bagged theirs up but had then only taken it half way back to the car park where the bins where before tossing them into the bushes. We visited in June and the mozzies where everywhere,but not by the water,just in the woods leading to the water.
Written June 12, 2019
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Matt K
Cairns, Australia24 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
May 2019 • Solo
If you’re in Kraków you can visit by public transport to near by or get an uber. It takes around 25 minutes in a car to get here from Kraków centre however it is completely worth it. There is a route you can walk around the outside, with a fence marking off some ‘dangerous’ areas. I managed to find a whole and was curious about what was through the area. I found the marked off area was just a cliff edge but had a beautiful view of the place. If you decide to go off the beaten track, basically just don’t jump off the edge and you’ll be fine in the area I went. Disclaimer: i’m not saying go off the track, whatever you decide to do is not my responsibility.
Written May 12, 2019
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Marco L
London, UK18 contributions
Don’t waste your time
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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