What Currency Does Poland Use? What Money Bring to Krakow?

Krakow is one of the most visited cities by tourists in Europe. No wonder – beautiful monuments and unusual food act as a magnet. If you are going to Poland, you are probably wondering what is the currency in Poland in Cracow. Is it possible to pay in Euro in Poland? What money to take to Krakow? Can you take zlotys? Here is information about the currency in Poland. If you wonder: „what money should I bring to Krakow” we have the best answers.

On 1 May 2004 Poland joined the European Union together with the Czech Republic and Hungary, which is why many people wonder whether it is possible to pay in the Euro in Krakow and in Poland.

Despite being a member of the European Union, Poland has not decided to join the Euro zone. The currency in Poland is the Polish zloty. They use Polisz zloty (PLN) in Krakow, Warsaw or Wroclaw and Gdansk. 1 zloty is divided into 100 groszy.

The international ISO symbol for the Polish zloty is PLN. There are banknotes of 10, 20, 50 100, 200 and 500 zlotys in circulation. In Poland it is also possible to pay with coins: 1, 2 and 5 zloty as well as nearly worthless coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy.


What money to take to Krakow

What money to take to Poland and to Krakow? If you are going to Poland it is best to change your money into Zloty. In Poland you can pay with EUROin many shops or at petrol stations or hotels, but in this case the exchange rate is unfavourable.

If you are going to Krakow, be careful with foreign exchange offices (polish: kantor wymiany walut). Cracow is not famous for currency exchange scams and dishonest exchange offices, but there may be attempts to cheat tourists with unfavourable exchange rates.

If you do not want to exchange money it is worth taking cards with you. In Poland it is possible to pay by card, and ATMs where you can withdraw money are also common, but here you have to watch out for exchange rates and commissions depending on the conditions offered by your bank.

In Poland and in Krakow the most commonly accepted cards are Visa and Master Card. In better places you can also pay with American Express cards.

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