Krakow Tourism

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.

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.

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

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

    • Air Pollution 87.75 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 34.6 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.71 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.28 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.12 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.01 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Krakow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Krakow.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.3 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.84 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.06 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.61 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.1 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.58 (Low)
    • Drug offense 24.43 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.03 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.87 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.78 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.1 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.06 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Krakow is 124.62 (High)

    • Safety Index 71.76 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.86 (High)
    • Pollution Index 72.82 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.39 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.98 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.34 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.69 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.8 (Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.21 USD

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

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