Krakow Tourism, Poland

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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Facts and Stats for Krakow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Krakow

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

    • Air Pollution 87.24 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 31.03 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.72 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.96 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.3 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.23 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.5 (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 31.99 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.26 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.53 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 27.72 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.05 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.96 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.68 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.02 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.06 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.88 (Moderate)
  • Living in Krakow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krakow is 133.57 (High)

    • Safety Index 65.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.52 (High)
    • Pollution Index 70.6 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.25 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.27 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.95 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.73 (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 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.25 USD

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

Krakow Travel Guides

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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

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