Visit Krakow - Best of Krakow

Krakow is renowned for being the cultural capital of Poland. It boasts 140 monasteries and churches, 50 museums, 100 art galleries, 11 universities and academies and 600 monuments. An old town, Krakow is dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of twelve most important cultural sites in the world. Each one of you should visit Krakow at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Krakow.

Krakow Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Krakow tips for your visit

  • Time zone: UTC +01.00
  • Currency: Euro, zloty
  • Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles
  • Internet: Most cafes in Krakow offer free Wi-Fi. There are also several internet café’s available.
  • Safety: Police: 997
  • Emergency: 112
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Picpockets can be a nuisance in Krakow so it is best to be careful of your belongings.
  • Try to walk around well-lit areas at night if need be.
  • Do not leave drinks unattended.

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Krakow Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Krakow

  • European art collection 'Europeum' Entrance Ticket
    European art collection 'Europeum' Entrance Ticket New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    The exhibition located in old garner presents seven centuries worth of the history of European art, utilizing over ...

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  • Krakow Airport Transfers
    Krakow Airport Transfers New on TripHobo

    Duration: 30 Mins

    Booking the airport pick-up is a perfect way to start your journey. With us you can easily book a private airport transfer di...

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  • ZAKOPANE PRIVATE TOUR FROM KRAKOW
    ZAKOPANE PRIVATE TOUR FROM KRAKOW New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Taking this tour with us you will admire unique winter landscapes of Tatra mountains and visit Zakopane the highest-situated...

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  • Vienna Private Transfer from Krakow
    Vienna Private Transfer from Krakow New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    We offers you private car transfers to major city in Austria, Vienna. We provide comfortable & excellent service quality....

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Facts and Stats for Krakow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Krakow

    Know the pollution level of Krakow before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.86 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 31.04 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.34 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.49 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.45 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.63 (Moderate)
  • Krakow: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Krakow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Krakow.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.54 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.89 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 28.03 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.1 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.25 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Krakow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krakow is 132.26 (High)

    • Safety Index 65.6 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.52 (High)
    • Pollution Index 71.09 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.66 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.04 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.05 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 69.24 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Krakow

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Krakow

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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