Krakow News 19th July 2016: WORLD YOUTH DAY – Solutions for anticipated transport problems / Tim Wellens wins Tour de Pologne / A record number of visitors at Auschwitz-Birkenau this year

WORLD YOUTH DAY: Solutions for anticipated transport problems

ADDITIONAL PARKING SPOTS
A significant convenience for those who live in the centre of Krakow, drive a car, and worry about finding a good parking spot during the upcoming week – two special parking lots opened for the residents of certain streets (a list of their names can be found here). The first one is the National Museum’s underground parking garage (Al. 3 Maja 1) – available only for those who aren’t planning on using their car during WYD. The second one is the parking lot by Politechnika Krakowska (ul. Warszawska). In order to receive a pass, you need to send a scanned copy of your regular parking subscription and a document proving you are a resident of one of the streets mentioned above to identyfikatory@zikit.krakow.pl by Friday, July 22nd.

SPECIAL MPK TICKET
For those who prefer public transportation, MPK has introduced a special ticket valid for every line (both within the City and Agglomeration zones) without any limit on time or number of journeys. It costs 15 pln and is available at MPK selling points, ticket machines (both stationary and ones in trams and buses), about 300 kiosks in the city centre, and mobile applications. [Radio Krakow]

SPORT: Tim Wellens wins Tour de Pologne

Despite the unpleasant weather conditions, the Belgian has won the 73rd edition of Tour de Pologne. As the General Manager of the race, Czesław Lang, says: “Wellens pulled off a feat from other times, with a long break and a fantastic solo move in the final, which in fact delivered him the victory in this Tour de Pologne. It was a punishing day for the group, which nonetheless catapulted those riders like Wellens, who love a hard race and who manage to shine in situations where difficult weather comes in to play.” [Tour de Pologne]

TRAVEL: A possible record number of tourists visit the Auschwitz Museum this year

1 mln people have already visited the Auschwitz Museum. Paweł Sawicki from the institution’s press office notes that the number of tourists at this time of the year has never been this high before and predicts it will surpass last year’s record of 1,72 mln visitors. [Gazeta Wyborcza]

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    July 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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    God bless Poland

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