Zloty (PLN)

Official languages



GMT + 1

Calling code


Area codes

Białystok: 85, Bydgoszcz: 52, Częstochowa: 34, Gdańsk: 58, Katowice: 32, Kielce: 41, Cracow: 12, Lublin: 81, ŁódĽ: 42, Opole: 77, Poznań: 61, Radom: 48, Rzeszów: 17, Warsaw: 22, Wrocław: 71

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Friday from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10 to 1pm. Some shops are also open on Sundays.

National holidays

New Year’s Day January 1
Easter movable feast
Labour Day May 1
National Day May 3
Ascension movable feast
Corpus Christi movable feast
Assumption August 15
All Saint’s Day November 1
Independence Day November 11
Christmas December 25 & 26

National dish

Bigos – Hunter’s stew, a dish made of sauerkraut and meat
Goł±bki – cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice
Barszcz czerwony – a beetroot soup, served with dumplings, a hard boiled egg or beans
Żurek – a sour rye soup, served with sausage, a hard boiled egg and potatoes or bread
Flaki – pork tripe
Kotlet schabowy – breaded pork cutlet
Pierogi – dumplings with various fillings (i.g. meat, mushrooms, fruit, potatoes and cottage cheese)


Poland’s electricity runs on 230V/50Hz.


Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland do not need visa for entry into Poland (for stays of up to 90 days). Only a valid passport is required. Citizens of Schengen states need only an identity card.

Useful numbers

Ambulance: 999
Emergency: 112
Fire Brigade: 998
Police: 997