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Krakow

Europe
25+

Rank in Poland

2

Rank in Europe

160+

World Rank

Currency
PZloty(PLN)
Weather
Sunny 30℃
Time
14:12 PM (GMT +02:00)
Electric Socket
Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Krakow

Krakow, or Cracow, is one of the largest cities in Poland and the second largest in the country. Holding its old-world aura and charm, Krakow is the most beautiful of Poland's main cities, in spite of ruins from WWII bombings. It has been recognized as one of the most important centers of academia, economy, culture, and art. The old town area has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site while the city has been widely called one of Europe's most beautiful cities. The city is also home to several acclaimed universities and art centers, including one of the world's oldest universities, the Jagiellonian University. The city has some of the most beautiful and ornate buildings in Europe in the traditional Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architectures. It has the largest medieval market square in Europe, Rynek Główny. The city has received high praise from several bodies that led it to be named the European Capital of Culture in 2000 and has been called a UNESCO City of Literature since 2013.

Continent Country
Europe Poland
Airport Name / IATA Code
John Paul II International Airport KRK


Krakow
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May: the weather breaks out of its winter coma, but still warm. The crowds have gone and prices have come down, so this would be the best time to visit Krakow. The temperature is between 7.8° C (46°F) and 19.8°C (67.6°F). September, October, and November are a good time to visit. The weather is pleasant, the crowds have left. .The temperature is from 18.9°C (66°F) to 6.9°(44.4°F).
Moderate time to visit
June, July and August are a moderate time of the year to visit the city. Despite the rainfall, 87.9 mm, the temperatures are between 22.3°C (72.1°F) and 24.1 ° C (75.4°F).
Worst time to visit
December and January, the winter season can be very harsh. Cold winds from Siberia bring in extreme weather and although the city looks magical in the snow, the conditions can be quite harsh leading to disruptions of daily activities. The temperature is from 1.2°C (34.2°F) to 2.1°(35.8°F).
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) -5 -5 -1 3 8 11 13 12 9 4 0 -4
Maximum temprature (℃) 1 3 8 14 19 22 24 24 19 13 17 2
Rain fall (mm) 34 32 34 48 83 97 85 87 54 46 45 41
Population
0.76 (Millions)
Official Language
Polish
Spoken Language
The native language ... Read more
Other Language
EnglishGerman
Police
997
Ambulance
999
Taxi
Start Tariff: PLN 7.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.51
Cup of Coffee USD 2.02
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.76
Rice/Kg USD 0.76
White Bread USD 0.76
Eggs (12) USD 1.77
Combo Meal USD 5.05
Fine Dining USD 5.81
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.01
Domestic Beer USD 0.76
Imported Beer USD 1.26
Bottle of Wine USD 6.32
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.04
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.51
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.01
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 530.02
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow: For that rush of adrenaline, head over to the Cracow Shooting Academy and experience the rush of shooting. The academy offers several training courses and shooting packages to suit every budget and experience. There are several guns that you can choose from handguns to pistols. The academy also hosts stag nights and you can book a slot online.
  • Bumper Ball Experience: For the sporty types, bubble football is a fun activity that is a lot of fun. Participants are inserted into an inflated 1.5-meter wide bubble, only the upper part, and they can play a fun game of football. The game is a great team building exercise and has several variations to it. The premises are also ideal for bachelor parties, reunions, and corporate events.
  • ExitRoom: Real-world puzzles are a great way to exercise the grey cells. And who said you can’t mix vacationing with a little cerebral fun. Take the plunge into an ExitRoom that is ideal for 2-5 people teams. The challenge is to escape from a sealed room within an hour by solving several puzzles. Each answer leads to the next puzzle.
  • Bungee Jumping: Bungee jumping is one of the world’s most exhilarating sports. And Krakow has just the place for it. Get your pulses racing with this extreme sport. High up from the platform, you can get a bird’s eye view of the city and make the memory last a lifetime by taking a camera along. Experienced professional assure safety, although it is best to consult your physician before taking the plunge.
  • Klockoland Science and Entertainment Center: If you are traveling with children, a trip to the science and entertainment center will certainly keep them occupied for hours. The center has an interactive area full of Lego bricks. Other activities include robotic football matches and tablets. Interactive and educational, the center is one of the best places for kids and adults to enjoy a fun-filled day.
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Souvenir Suggestions

Krakow has several traditional industries that make for amazing gifts and souvenirs to take back.

  • Traditional Krakow dolls in native folk clothing.
  • Folk costumes replete with strings of beads, or a cap with a peacock plume.
  • Replicas of the famous Wawel Heads made out of wood.
  • Ornately carved chess sets, jewelry, replicas of weapons, and portraits of the city.
  • Locally-made chocolate is also a very popular souvenir idea.
  • Traditional homemade liquor like moonshine, wine, and all kinds of vinegar sold in exquisite bottles are quite popular with tourists.

Tourist attractions in Krakow

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