Krakow Tourism

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.

Facts and Stats for Krakow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Krakow

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

    • Air Pollution 87.08 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 30.38 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.43 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.65 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.96 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.12 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.07 (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 33.04 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.56 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 29.82 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.14 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.04 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.1 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.59 (Moderate)
  • Living in Krakow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krakow is 132.62 (High)

    • Safety Index 64.02 (High)
    • Climate Index 72.38 (High)
    • Pollution Index 70.53 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.18 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.77 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.27 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.65 (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 7.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.39 USD

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

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