2 - 6 July 2017
Krakow, Poland

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About Krakow

Krakow is the capital of Malopolskie Voivodeship, large academic and cultural centre and is one of the most visited cities in Poland. There are numerous historical monuments, good hotels, restaurants and recreational opportunities. The most significant sites (and the symbols of Krakow) are: the Wawel Castle, main Market Square with Sukiennice Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica, Barbican and old Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. Krakow's historic center is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Krakow is located in the southern part of Poland, on the Vistula River (Polish name: Wisla), in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, 219 m (719 ft) above sea level; half way between the Jurassic Rock Upland (Polish: Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska) to the north, and the Tatra Mountains 100 km (62 mi) to the south, constituting the natural border with Slovakia and the Czech Republic; 230 km (143 mi) west from the border with Ukraine.

Travel by plane

Krakow has its own airport, named after the Pope, John Paul II.
For latest information on flights and connections please visit the website of the Krakow Airport.

The airport is located about 20 km from the city centre. You can reach centre by:

Passenger terminal and surrounding area maps (click to englare):

Travel by train

Krakow is one of Poland's main railroad intersection. Its central station Krakow Glowny is situated in the city centre, close to the Old Town historic district.
The detailed information is available at the Polish State Railways website.

Travel by car

There are no vignettes in Poland. Only certain stretches of motorways are paid in a way toll gates, mostly in cash (in PLN, but also € and USD are commonly accepted). Be noted that the credit card are not accepted at some gates.

Motorways toll sections in Poland:

All other motorways (not listed above) and all other roads in Poland are free for passenger cars. In case you come by car you may plan your trip with Most of the Krakow city center is a paid parking zone. For more information please visit the Practical Informations section.