Szczyrk Tourism, Poland

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Szczyrk [ʂt͡ʂɨrk] (German: Schirk) is a town in the Beskid Śląski mountains of southern Poland, situated in the valley of the Żylica river. It is part of the Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously being part of the Bielsko-Biała Voivodeship (1975–1998). It has a population of 5,810 people (2004). The town is a popular winter sports centre, with over 60 km of ski runs served by 30 ski lifts. The principal training centre for Poland's Winter Olympic athletes is based in the town, where they train for events such as skiing, ski jumping and ice skating. The ski jumping in the Youth WInter Olympics 2009 took place in Szczyrk. Peter Prevc won before Vladimir Zografski and Adrian Schuler. The two mountain ranges that surround the valley are dominated by the peaks of Skrzyczne at 1,257 metres (4,124 feet) and Klimczok 1,117 metres (3,665 feet), both of significant interest to tourists. There are commanding views from either peak. Moreover, either peak is accessible to most people, in one day's hike, via the tourist routes marked on any tourist map available in most kiosks or mountain shelters. The routes are mostly accessible for the able-bodied, Skrzyczne being accessible via chair-lift. Szczyrk shares a common border with Wisła, a town where the source of the Vistula (Wisła) river can be found (around the Barania Góra mountain).

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Planning a vacation to Szczyrk in Poland? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Szczyrk is Krakow. Krakow, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Main Market Square, Wawel Royal Castle, St Marys Basilica. Also, to reach Szczyrk, you'll have to take a flight to Krakow; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Szczyrk, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Szczyrk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Szczyrk

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

    • Air Pollution 69.44 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.83 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Szczyrk: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Szczyrk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Szczyrk is 160.58 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 72.72 (High)
    • Pollution Index 61.69 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 6 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.23 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.54 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 86.61 (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 Szczyrk

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.95 USD

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

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