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'City Trip Kraków'

Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of Poland

233 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: (212) 889-8360


Consulate General of Poland

73 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6LS
Tel.: 0870 774 2800
Mobile: 07939594278


Ambassade de Pologne en France

1, rue de Talleyrand
75343 Paris Cedex 07
Tél.: 01 43 17 34 00
Fax: 01 43 17 35 07
Web site:

In Kraków
Matopolski Centrum Informacji Turystycznej
(Tourist Office)
Rynek Glowny 1/3
Tel: + 48 12 428 36 00


Kraków has 800.000 inhabitants and is (after Warsaw and Lodz) the third city of Poland. Most sights are in the compact, pedestrian medieval Old City. In 1978 Kraków, as the first city in Europe, was added to the Unesco list of the 12 most important cultural objects in the world.


Via Charming Accommodation Kraków you can book over 20 hotels & apartements in Kraków.

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Via À la Carte Vacations Kraków you can even book around 60 hotels in Kraków.

Over 70 hotels in Kraków are also bookable via Budget Hotels Kraków.


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The Polish currency is zloty. Credit cards are getting increasingly accepted. There also is an increasing number of ATMs.

If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


Kraków can be reached by airplane, train, bus and car. There may be long waits at the German-Polish border. Driving in Poland Krakau takes time: few highways and a big risk of getting a fine if you drive over 90 kph.

Best time to travel

Poland lies between Western Europe's sea climate and the land climate of Eastern Europe. This means you can expect different types of weather. Winters are very cold (between -5 and -15 degrees Centigrade) and last from December to February. Spring is usually sunny and warm. Summers are hot with temperatures up to 30 degrees Centigrade and last from June to August. Autumn is dry and sunny.

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