Polish Currency

The Polish Currency is the złoty One złoty is subdivided into 100 groszyThe currency sign is , its international code is PLN.

1 USD = 3.65 PLN

1 EUR = 4,16 PLN

Hotels

Krakow

Qubus Hotel

ul. Nadwiślańska 6

30-527 Kraków

Tel.: +48 12 374 5 100

Fax.: +48 12 374 5 200

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Warsaw

Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand

28 Krucza Street

00-522 Warsaw

Tel.‪: +48 22/5832100

Fax.‪: +48 22/5832121

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Other important addresses

Krakow

Galicia Jewish Museum 
ul. Dajwór 18
31-052 Krakow

Oskar Schindler's Factory
4 Lipowa Street
30-702 Kraków

Warsaw

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
6 Mordechaja Anielewicza  St.
00-157 Warsaw

What if my flight's late?

Don't worry - just text, email, or call either Esther, Lauren, Marcell or Fabian (find their cell numbers and email addresses here) and get to Qubus Hotel as soon as you can. What's the fastest way to get there? Check here.

Who ya gonna call?

These are the numbers, and email addresses, for our Centropa team: 

Handling logistics: Esther Cotoarba at
+43 676 466 77 21;
cotoarba@centropa.org

Fabian Ruehle can also help. He’s at
+43 680 128 8880; 
ruehle@centropa.org

Edward Serotta’s cell phone is
+43 6991 409 0971; 
serotta@centropa.org

US participants: be in touch with Lauren Granite
+1 301 787 0052; 
granite@centropa.org

HU participants: Marcell Kenesei can be reached at
+3620 9738 338; 
kenesei@centropa.org

Do you have a tech emergency? Get in touch with Ouriel Morgensztern
+43 6991 264 5303; 
morgensztern@centropa.org

How ya gonna call?

You will need to check with your telephone provider to see if you have the ability to use your phone and if you can send text messages while abroad. Most Americans don’t sign up for this service and only find out once they are in Europe. So please check.

In any case, sending texts (SMS) can be costly. Making phone calls is insanely expensive. That’s because of roaming charges. In fact, make sure you set your smart phone so that the data roaming is turned off.

If you have a smart phone, we suggest downloading both What’s App and Viber. The former lets you send texts when there’s an internet connection. Viber allows you to call via internet when there’s a connection, and for free. Viber, however, will also use 3G networks, and that means data roaming.

LOGISTICS, ADDRESSES, DIRECTIONS, USEFUL STUFF

How to walk from the Qubus Hotel to the Galicia Jewish Museum

From the Qubus Hotel in Krakow it is an 8 minute walk to the Galicia Jewish Museum.

When you leave the hotel, walk left on Nadwislanska Street. After 82 meters take a left on Powstancow Slaskich. Walk straight ahead, cross the bridge and keep walking straight ahead for around 130 meters when you will take a left on Swietego Wawrzynca. After 130 meters take a right on Dajwor and you will find the Galicia Jewish Museum at nr. 18.

LOGISTICS, ADDRESSES, DIRECTIONS, USEFUL STUFF

Where to eat in Krakow


Here are a few food suggestions for your stay in Krakow. Of course there are many more, mainly to be found in the city center around the old squares.

Other places can be found here: https://www.likealocalguide.com/krakow/eating

Restaurants

Here is a pdf with good food places in Krakow:
  Recommended food places in Krakow.pdf

Vegan food options

Here is a pdf with vegan food options in Krakow. They all serve gluten-free dishes as well.
 Vegan restaurants in Kraków.pdf

Kosher food

There is only one kosher place in Kraków. It's an Israeli fast food at the back of Izaak synagogue in Kazimierz, around 30-40 minutes walk from Qubus. They serve falafel, pizza etc. Here is a facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Szalom-Falafel-Take-Away-Israeli-Style/708005332609675

How to get from the Krakow Airport to Hotel Qubus in Krakow

Taxi: This is, as you may have guessed, the most expensive, but easiest way. It will cost you around  90PLN and will take you about 30min. Cabs are right in front of the arrival gate exit.

Public Transport. 
- Public bus/tram combination: This will take you about 40min total and cost you 4 PLN for the airport bus ticket and 3.80 PLN for a tram ticket.

From the airport take bus 208 to the main train station (Dworzec główny). At the main train station you take either tram #3, #19 or #24 and get off at "Plac Bohaterów Getta". From here it is a 3min walk to the hotel.

From "Plac Bohaterów Getta" take a right onto Solna Street, walk straight ahead for 160m and turn left on Nadwislanska Street, where you'll find the Qubus Hotel on nr. 6, right side of the street.

How to get from Krakow Main Train Station to the Qubus Hotel

If you arrive at Krakow Main Train Station (Krakow Główny), you have two options on how to get to the Qubus hotel:

1) The easiest (and most expensive): Take a taxi. This should take around 15 minutesand will cost you approx. 10 PLN.

2) The second option is public transport: Catch tram #50 at the main train station (in direction Kurdwanow). This is a 14 minute journey and should cost you 2.8 PLN. Get off at the tram stop Plac Bohaterów Getta. From here it is a 3min walk to the hotel.

From "Plac Bohaterów Getta" take a right onto Solna Street, walk straight ahead for 160m and turn left on Nadwislanska Street, where you'll find the Qubus Hotel at nr. 6, right side of the street.

Where to eat in Krakow


Here are a few food suggestions for your stay in Krakow. OF course there are many more, mainly to be found in the city center around the old squares.

Other places can be found here: https://www.likealocalguide.com/krakow/eating

Restaurants

Here is a pdf with good food places in Krakow:
 Recommended food places in Krakow.pdf

Vegan food options

Here is a pdf with vegan food options in Krakow. They all serve gluten-free dishes as well.
Vegan restaurants in Kraków.pdf

Kosher food

There is only one kosher place in Kraków. It's an Israeli fast food at the back of Izaak synagogue in Kazimierz, around 30-40 minutes walk from Qubus. They serve falafel, pizza etc. Here is a facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Szalom-Falafel-Take-Away-Israeli-Style/708005332609675

How to get from Warsaw Airport to the Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand

In order to get to the Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand from the Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw, you have two options:

1)   Taxi. This is the fastest but the more expensive option. Just take a taxi from the airport entrance to the hotel. This should be a 20min journey and will cost you around 36 PLN

2)   Public transportation: From the airport take bus 175 (in direction Pl.Piłsudskiego) and get off at bus stop Krucza. This is a 30 minute journey and will cost 4,40 PLN. From here it is a 3 minute walk to the hotel. Just follow the Krucza street for around 300 meters

How to get from the Main Train Station (Warszawa Centralna) to the Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand

 From the train station take tram 7, 9, 22, 24 or 25 and get off at the KRUCZA stop. From here it is a 3 minute walk to the hotel. Just follow the Krucza street for around 300 meters. A tram ticket costs 3,40 PLN.