Our Hostel address is “ul. Westerplatte 13”, situated in the most representative part of Cracow, in the vicinity of the finest monuments in the very heart of the Old Town, a short distance from the Main Square. The Hostel is located on the ground floor of a lovely tenement house, whose windows give fine views of Cracow’s unique park – Planty. It will take you 3 minutes of walking from the Main Square and 5 from the main train and bus station. Get walking direction from Main Train station to Euro-Hostel Krakow.
Kraków [ˈkrakuf], in English also spelled Krakow or Cracow (pronounced /ˈkrækaʊ/), is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland. Without any doubt it is also one of the most recognisable places in Poland and Europe. Situated on the Vistula river (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596, and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish scientific, cultural and artistic life.
What to see:
- Famous landmarks include
- the Main Market Square with
- St. Mary’s Basilica and
- the Sukiennice Cloth Hall,
- the Wawel Castle,
- the National Art Museum,
- the Zygmunt Bell at the Wawel Cathedral, and
- the medieval St Florian’s Gate with
- the Barbican along the Royal Coronation Route.
In 1978, UNESCO added Kraków’s historic centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle to the list of World Heritage Sites.
How to wear – weather
Kraków has a temperate climate. Average temperatures in summer range from 17 °C (63 °F) to 19 °C (66 °F) and in winter from 0 °C (32 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F). The average annual temperature fluctuates between 6 °C (43 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F). Kraków usually sees between 23 and 58 days per year with below-freezing temperatures. Predominantly western winds, conducive to rainfall, are typical of summer months, whereas eastern winds, decreasing the amount of precipitation, blow mostly in winter.