Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Krakow
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Krakow with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Krakow area
This Krakow map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Poland - moving around the country
In large cities you will also find a tram service. There is a metro in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Please be aware that the metro stations are quite large, and the underground interchange itself is convenient. It leads to the sleeping areas, and to the hysterical and administrative center of the city; that is why the metro is very popular among tourists and locals. It is also possible to connect these areas with the help of a bicycle. However, it is worth mentioning that cycling in Poland is just beginning to develop, and comfortable and extensive network of bicycle lanes are absent so far, even in large cities. In view of their absence, you will have to move around the pedestrian precincts, which do not always go down well with locals. Also, it should be taken into account that it is prohibited for cyclists to move in two rows. Non observance of this law can attract a solid fine.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Poland
There are quite a lot of cheerful folk festivals in Poland. On January 21 and 22, Grandmother's Day and Grandfather's Day are celebrated. On this day, it is customary to bring presents and pay a maximum attention to relatives. The whole family necessarily gathers at a large table, even if they don’t do that on other days. May 26, is the Mother's Day. Children visit their mothers with traditional bunches of flowers. November 30, is the Day of Andrzejki. This national holiday is one of the most popular among young people. In the evening, they arrange parties, where it’s common to read the fortune. The melted wax is poured into the cold water, and the outlines of the resulting figure determine the future. The New Year's Eve in Poland is called Sylvester, in honor of St. Sylvester. He has captured the Leviathan, which has been supposed to break free on New Year's Eve. That didn't happen. Since then, local residents are celebrating this event. It’s common to wear masquerade costumes.