Krakow's historic charm

Take a stroll around the city centre and enjoy this beautiful city. Prepare for the cold and snow when travelling in winter.

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Best of Krakow seasons

Krakow tends to have cold winters with plenty of snow. Summer temperatures are known to reach over 30°C and humidity is high. The Krakow Film Festival in May and June showcases documentaries and short films. The Jewish Culture Festival runs at the end of June and beginning of July. Visit in July and August for the Jazz Festival or in October for the Unsound Festival, which is an electronic music festival.

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Important information for a Krakow trip

Kazimierz, the Jewish district, is definitely worth a visit.

Parking spaces are very hard to find in the city centre. On the whole, Poland is cheaper than the UK. Food is cheap in restaurants, costing from approx. 35 zł. Mineral water costs about 2 PLN. Local food to try in Krakow includes barszcz (beetroot soup) and pierogi (filled dumplings). Street food is commonly zapiekanka (grilled baguette).

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Local Krakow information

From Krakow Airport, which is approximately 12 km west of the inner city, passengers can take bus numbers 208 or 292 to the city (e.g. the train station) for the price of about 4 PLN one way. The train is approximately 8 PLN and the journey to the railway station usually takes 20 minutes. The Airport Bus, run by a private operator, costs around LN10 and leaves once an hour, while taxis cost about PLN90. Taxis are available by the exits of T1 and T2. Credit card payment is possible.

When looking for local accommodation, many options are available. In Old town, you will find hotels catering to any budget. Kazimierz is also good for hostels and is a quiet area. Hostels tend to cost from around 40 - 60 zł. A mid-price hotel costs about 250 zł. per person per night. When travelling around the area, you can take the bus or tram. Tickets are valid for 20 minutes and will be around PLN2.80. A day pass costs approximately PLN15. You can find hire bikes for around 40zł (for 24h). A taxi ride of 8 km costs around 25 zł. The city centre is small enough to walk around; just watch out for snow, ice and slush in winter.

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