Practical Tips

 

Nightlife in Krakow


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Krakow is known as a nightlife capital of Poland. This is not without a reason. It is really very hard to find another city like Krakow anywhere in Europe, where you can find so many good pubs, nightclubs and discos so close to each other, almost all within a walking distance.

Eating out in Krakow


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Krakow is a paradise for food lovers. Old Town and Kazimierz Jewish District are simply filled with hundreds of restaurants, bars and fast food points where you can find almost everything you can think of. There is a wide range of restaurants from exclusive ones to rather budget but decent places.

Prices in Krakow


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Krakow is probably second most expensive city in Poland after Warsaw, but comparing to other European big cities it is still quiet cheap. If you are staying in Krakow for a longer time then we recommend doing shopping in one of the big supermarkets which offer best prices for all every day-use products and food.

Police and Safety in Krakow


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Krakow is very safe city and because of compact Old Town easy to protect. Most of the area in Old Town including Main Market Square is monitored 24/7 by city surveillance cameras which have a major impact on safety level of the city centre.

Time zone holidays opening hours in Krakow


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There are several national and church holidays in Poland: 1st January – New Year Easter Sunday & Monday – variable date 1st May – Labour Day 3rd May – Constitution Day Corpus Christi – variable date in June 15th August – Assumption of the Holy Mother of God 1st November – All Saints Day 11th...

Money exchanging banks in Krakow


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The currency unit in Poland is PLN called ZLOTY (zl) 1 PLN is into 100 GROSZ (gr). There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zloty and coins of 1,2 and 5 zloty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gr. There are many money exchange points in Krakow which can be used by travelers. Our advise is to avoid any exchanges in banks...

Weather when to come to Krakow


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Best time of the year to visit Krakow is probably from May to September as there is a big chance of nice, warm and sunny weather in this period. During the summer however some occasional downpours happen but generally July is the warmest month.

Arriving to Krakow by plane


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Airport is located in village Balice – just outside western administrative border of Krakow City, 15 km from the centre. It is named after Pope John Paul II and today is second biggest in Poland in terms of number of passengers after Okecie Airport in Warsaw.

Arriving to Krakow by train


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Polish rail network is pretty well developed and Krakow is its important point. There are a couple of stations in Krakow: Krakow-Business Park (Zabierzow), Lobzow, Plaszow and Krakow Glowny (Main Station) – the only one which actually matters, especially for tourists visiting the city.

Arriving to Krakow by car


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If you plan to visit Krakow by car, please remember about having your driving license and car’s registration documents with you. Foreign driving licenses are valid in Poland. Travelling on Polish roads is free, except just a few short ways including one between Katowice and Krakow. Total cost for this distance one...
 
 
 

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