All you need to know about Krakow

Krakow is a city in southern Poland, located near the Tatra Mountains and the Czech Republic border. Krakow is globally renowned for its preserved medieval city which dates back to the 7th century. Originally beginning as a small settlement on Wawel Hill and being a busy European trading centre in 965 BC, Krakow today has a strong economy and is a leading city in Poland for academic, cultural and artistic life. The city is vital to the Polish economy, with the fall of communism accelerating business. Krakow is now home to a number of multi-national corporations, whilst steel, tobacco and pharmaceuticals are key industries. Krakow is the fourth biggest manufacturing centre in Poland. When heading to Poland on business, be sure to check out our serviced apartments in Krakow.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN KRAKOW?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Krakow. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Polish city.'

Transport in Krakow

Krakow is served by John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport which is located 11km west of the city. Trains operate from the airport to Krakow Glowny station, with buses and taxis also an option. When travelling around Krakow, the easiest method is walking or taking a tram throughout the city.

Weather in Krakow

Krakow has warm summers, but experiences very cold winters. Its geographical position in Eastern Europe often brings Arctic influence. The nearby Tatra Mountains can occasionally bring foehn winds which cause temperatures to rise rapidly. When visiting the Polish city in winter it is advisable to wrap up.

Sights in Krakow

Krakow has an abundance of sights that are worth taking time out to visit during a business stay in Poland. Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral are historic sights set amongst beautiful castle grounds. The Market Square is the beating heart of Krakow, with the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter a must visit. Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory and the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine are two impressive attractions. Krakow is also located in close proximity to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Visiting the concentration camp is a harrowing experience, but vital in paying respects to those who perished under Nazi rule.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT KRAKOW

-          -   Krakow Old Town was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

-          -   Krakow was the capital of Poland until 1596, when it was moved to Warsaw by Duke Władysław Herman.

-          -   The Market Square in Krakow is the largest medieval city square in Europe.

-          -   Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory is located in the Zablocie district of Krakow. The film Schindler’s List starring Liam Neeson and depicting Oskar’s heroics was filmed in the Jewish district.

-          -   The Wawel Dragon is famous in Polish folklore, with Krakow having a sculpture of a fire breathing dragon.  

-          -   In 1978, Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Krakow became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Krakow are created entirely for business travellers. Our corporate accommodation in the Polish city is modern, spacious, fully furnished and excellently located in Krakow. Our apartments boast a flexibility that is seldom an option in standard hotel accommodation. Primarily, our guests can decide how regular they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced. This flexibility can help guests feel right at home in Krakow, thanks to fewer intrusions. Secondly, our serviced apartments are furnished with cooking facilities which gives our corporate clients the option of cooking at home, our sampling some Polish cuisine in a local restaurant. This flexibility to cook at home regularly makes serviced apartments more affordable than hotels. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Krakow is approximately twice the size of a standard hotel room. Not only does this give our clients more room to relax, but the extra space provides them with the option of entertaining guests or conducting meetings in the living area.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN KRAKOW WITH SILVERDOOR?

Deciding to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Krakow can prove highly beneficial for business travellers. Having over 20 years of experience in the business accommodation industry puts us in pole position when it comes to being best suited to organise your business trip to Poland and beyond. At SilverDoor, we understand that every business traveller has different needs, which is why our expert booking agents go above and beyond to locate the ideal apartment for each client. With a vast expertise in the industry, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the standard of their accommodation and the level of service quality they encounter. Having a strong knowledge of our corporate apartment providers in Krakow, we aim to offer the best accommodation in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of top quality apartments in the city, underlining our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Krakow.