Time Zone -- Krakow follows Central European Time, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Between March and October, the clocks are set forward by an hour, making the time GMT+2. So, most of the year, when it’s noon in New York and 5pm in London, it’s 6pm in Krakow.

Money -- Poland's decimal monetary system is based on the Zloty, abbreviated PLN, which is made up of 100 Groszy. There are 1, 2 and 5 Zloty coins, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Groszy coins. Banknotes are issued for 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Zlotys.

Telephone -- The country code for Poland is 48, and the local code for Krakow is 12. To make international calls from Krakow, dial 00 and then the country code, local code, and telephone number. For example, if you want to call the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., you would dial tel. 001 202/588-7800.

Tourist Information -- Find general tourist information on Poland, go online to www.poland.travel. For specific information on Krakow visit www.krakow.pl, or call Tel. 48-12/61618-68. The tourist office is located in the Kraków Pawilon Wyspia?skiego, at 2 Wszystkich ?wi?tych.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.