Welcome to Nowy Sącz

Nowy Sącz, founded by the Duke of Kraków on 8 November 1292, is one of the oldest towns in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship and the third largest town in the region.

Nowy Sącz is the capital of the area with a 700 years of cultural heritage, surrounded by mountain ranges: Beskid Sądecki to the south, Beskid Wyspowy to the west, Beskid Niski to the southeast and the foothills of Pogórze Rożnowskie to the north. There are also three mountain rivers – Dunajec, Poprad and Kamienica – and a great variety of ski and spa resorts.

Nowy Sącz lies in the heart of the region famous for therapeutic waters, breathtaking scenery and refreshing climate. Another town’s biggest attribute is its location in the region best known for its natural beauty, in the Beskidy Mountain and in the vicinity of the magnificent Tatras. Nowy Sącz is an academic city, hosting not just WSB-NLU. Therefore the city provides good opportunities for entertainment, culinary experiences, relaxation and sports. Many international students enjoy the proximity of Kraków with its historical atmosphere and busy international transport hub allowing them to explore the whole of Europe.

Places to visit around Nowy Sącz:

  • Stary Sącz – located between two rivers – Dunajec and Poprad. The space encourages hiking and cycling in beautiful wildlife surroundings. The town is also the seat of Park Service – one of the biggest landscape parks in Poland is stretching all over the range of the mountains Radziejowa and Jaworzyna. The wooden Papal Altar is worth visiting while in Stary Sącz. The altar commemorates the events that took place in 1999 when Pope John Paul II canonized Blessed Kinga who is the patron of the town.
  • Tropsztyn Castle – the building is situated by Jezioro Czchowskie, between Wytrzyszczka and Tropie, it is a reconstruction of the castle from the 13th century.
  • Jezioro Rożnowskie – an artificial lake built to regulate the Dunajec river and to provide electricity to the Rożnów Power Plant. The area attracts many tourists who want to relax by the lakeside, admire the landscape or spend their time actively by hiring water sports equipment.
  • Kamianna – a village which lies approximately 20 km south-east of Nowy Sącz. It is the apitherapy center famous for honey and other bee products. Another attraction in Kamianna is Museum of Beekeeping. In the village you can purchase one of the local bee products: the various types of honey, propolis, honey-based cosmetics and many others.
  • Krynica–Zdrój – the town is extremely popular and crowded with tourists in both summer and winter. Bike paths of different levels of varying difficulties, surroundings which are perfect for short walks as well as long hiking expeditions, pontoon rafting on the Poprad river or horse riding are just a few examples of spending free time in the open air. Krynica-Zdrój is known as region of long winter sports tradition. It is one of the biggest ski resorts in the country with Jaworzyna Krynicka as the main attraction. The town has also the health resort status due to its mineral water springs. Krynica-Zdrój has got a total of 23 water intakes – 5 natural springs and 18 wells. Tourists may try mineral waters in many pump rooms in the town.
  • Zakopane – located around 100 km away from Nowy Sącz offers a wide range of attractions all year round. It is popular with mountain climbers and hill walkers in the summer and with winter sports enthusiasts in the winter. The Tatra Mountains are known for breathtaking scenery and even the most experienced mountain climbers are thrilled by the view over the Five Polish Ponds Valley (polish name: Dolina Pięciu Stawów Polskich) or Morskie Oko (the largest lake in Tatry).

Sport in Nowy Sącz

There are numerous possibilities for those who enjoy the sport and recreation. In the surrounding area of Nowy Sącz there are the slopes of Krynica, Wierchomla, Sucha Dolina, and others, offering many ski lifts, bike paths, hiking trails and more, open throughout the year.


  • The OLIMP Recreation Center – ul. Zielona 27E
  • Fight House – ul. Szwedzka 4/6
  • Bailadance – ul. Teodora Axentowicza 45
  • Fitness for Life – ul. Nawojowska 1
  • Genesis – ul. Nadbrzeżna 36
  • Dexters Team – ul. Lwowska 17
  • HALNY – ul. Marcina Borelowskiego 27

Entertainment in Nowy Sącz

  • ShareLocked Escape Room – ul. Jana Długosza 41
  • LaserShot – ul. Piotra Skargi 5
  • JumpMania – ul. Zielona 27
  • Games Zone - Centrum VR – ul. Jana Długosza 1
  • Recreation Park – ul.Nadbrzeżna 53/51
  • Bowling „Atom” – ul.Grodzka 5
  • Galician Town (Museum) – ul. Lwowska 226
  • Park Strzelecki – ul. Ogrodowa 19


Traditional Polish cuisine isn't very fit, but it tastes delicious!

During your visit in Poland you must try some of the local dishes, such as:

  • pierogi,
  • żurek (soup consists of soured rye flour with potatoes, plenty of vegetables and lots of meat),
  • gołąbki (boiled cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and rice served in a tomato or mushroom sauce),
  • placki ziemniaczane (fried potato pancakes),
  • schabowy (breaded pork chop),
  • bigos (polish goulash made of sauerkraut, meat and vegetables),
  • kluski śląskie (silesian dumplings) ,
  • sernik (cheesecake),
  • szarlotka (apple pie).


  • NOVO.SĄDECKA resto & business club – ul. Artura Grottgera 3
  • Stacja Smaku – ul. Nawojowska 30
  • Restauracja Basztowa – ul.Lwowska 43
  • Knedel Hospoda Brovar – ul. Jagiellońska 12
  • Trattoria – ul.Wazów 8
  • Restauracja Ratuszowa – Ratusz, Rynek 1
  • Kuchnia Sądecka – ul.Henryka Sienkiewicza
  • Sun Sushi – Rynek 30


  • Kawiarnia Prowincjonalna – ul Piastowska 3
  • Cafe Kawka – Planty Miejskie, ul. Jana Długosza 8
  • Kawiarnia Spóźniony Słowik – ul. Jana Długosza 10,
  • Lody Tradycyjne – Rynek 25
  • ARDITA Non Solo Espresso – ul. Jagiellońska 11
  • Argasińscy – ul. Tadeusza Kościuszki 9
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