Visiting

Business hours

Businesses are usually open between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Most government offices provide full service from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Shops are open between 11.00am and 7.00pm (some to 8.00pm), Monday to Friday.

Shopping malls are open between 10.00am and 10.00pm, seven days a week.

Larger supermarkets are open between 8.00am and 11.00pm, seven days a week.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 6 – Epiphany
Spring – Easter (movable)
May 1 – May Day
May 3 – Constitutional Day
June – Pentecost Sunday (movable)
June – Corpus Christi (movable)
August 15 – Assumption Day
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
November 11 – Independence Day
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Boxing Day

Climate

Poland lies within the temperate climate zone, although the masses of oceanic air from the west are often replaced by cold polar air from Scandinavia and Russia, as well as at other times by warm, sub-tropical air from the south.

The average monthly temperatures for Warsaw range from –2ºC in January to more than 18ºC in July, but can easily go below –10ºC in winter (January–February) and above 25ºC in summer (June–August).

For weather details in Poland, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

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The official currency is the zloty (zl/PLN).

Time zones and time differences

To find out the current time in Warsaw, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Poland's country code is 48.

For calls to Poland from Australia dial: 0011 + 48 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Poland to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (eg. area codes) please visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

Poland’s power supply is 220/380 volts, 50Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 4 wires.

Domestic connections use two or three-pin plugs similar to the standard European plugs with a slight modification.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Visit Poland – www.poland.travel/en/
Official promotional website of the Republic of Poland – http://en.poland.gov.pl

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