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

  • Save 7% Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow
    Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow258 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins

    Devote a day to the memory of Holocaust victims on this small-group Auschwitz tour from Krakow, led by an expert guide. Depar...

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  • Save 7% Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow
    Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow1372 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Take a sobering tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNES...

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  • Save 7% Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow
    Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow527 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Leave Krakow behind and spend a fascinating morning or afternoon touring the legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest...

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  • Save 7% Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour
    Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour138 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    For over a thousand years, Krakow has been the center of science, culture and art in Poland. Come and see for yourself upon b...

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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 86.11 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 30.47 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.78 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.74 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.51 (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 29.87 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.8 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25.45 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.46 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 34.77 (Low)
    • Drug offense 26.12 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.02 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.32 (Moderate)
  • Living in Krakow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krakow is 134.43 (High)

    • Safety Index 67.77 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.86 (High)
    • Pollution Index 69.63 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.66 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.84 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.45 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.72 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.03 (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 6.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.71 USD

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

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