General information

  • The currency in Poland is the Polish Złoty (PLN) 1 PLN = 100 groszy. In some larger stores, such as hypermarkets, and at some cash-only windows, you can pay in Euros. You must notify the cashier that you will be paying in Euros, but note that it is not a popular currency in Poland yet, and chances are that your change will be given in PLN.
  • Warsaw is in the Europe Central time zone (GMT +1).
  • In Poland, the voltage is 230V, 50 Hz. The plug is the standard European double plug.
  • Warsaw is in the transitional zone of the moderate climate zone, characterized by the presence of hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in March ranges from -2°C to +6°C.

Details about current weather forecasts can be found on many websites, such as information services at the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management at www.pogodynka.pl (information is in both Polish and English).


Visa requirements

Since December 21, 2007, Poland is part of the Schengen Area, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 28 countries. Third-country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required).For more information see the webpage of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland


City of Warsaw

Warsaw (Warszawa in Polish) is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometers (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Warsaw is an Alpha–global city, a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central Europe. It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived so many wars throughout its history. Most notably, the city had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II, during which 85% of its buildings were destroyed. Warsaw is also known as the city of palaces. Many aristocratic residences and mansions are located near the city center.
For more information about Warsaw and tourist attractions please visit Warsaw Tourist Office Website.