Visiting Poznań

VISA

Poland is a member of the EU-community since 2004 and so citizens of EU countries do not need a visa to enter Poland

Since December 21, 2007, Poland has been part of the Schengen Area.

CLIMATE

Poznań lies in the temperate zone characterized by significant temperature variations. Winters are generally wet with temperatures falling below zero, while summers tend to be warm. The hottest months are July and August (when temperatures exceed 20C/ 68 F). January and February, on the other hand, are the coldest months with subzero temperatures (below 0C/ 32F).

Climate data for Poznań
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.0 (59.0) 16.6 (61.9) 24.1 (75.4) 30.0 (86.0) 34.0 (93.2) 36.2 (97.2) 38.2 (100.8) 37.7 (99.9) 34.1 (93.4) 27.3 (81.1) 20.2 (68.4) 16.8 (62.2) 38.2 (100.8)
Average high °C (°F) 2.3 (36.1) 2.9 (37.2) 8.3 (46.9) 13.6 (56.5) 19.4 (66.9) 22.1 (71.8) 24.6 (76.3) 24.5 (76.1) 19.3 (66.7) 13.9 (57.0) 6.7 (44.1) 3.2 (37.8) 13.4 (56.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.2 (29.8) −0.7 (30.7) 4.0 (39.2) 9.8 (49.6) 14.9 (58.8) 18.2 (64.8) 20.1 (68.2) 19.8 (67.6) 15.3 (59.5) 9.9 (49.8) 4.4 (39.9) 0.2 (32.4) 9.6 (49.3)
Average low °C (°F) −4.6 (23.7) −4.3 (24.3) −0.3 (31.5) 6.0 (42.8) 10.3 (50.5) 14.3 (57.7) 15.5 (59.9) 15.1 (59.2) 11.3 (52.3) 5.9 (42.6) 2.1 (35.8) −2.8 (27.0) 5.7 (42.3)
Record low °C (°F) −28.5 (−19.3) −27.6 (−17.7) −21.3 (−6.3) −6.8 (19.8) −3 (26.6) 1.1 (34.0) 4.7 (40.5) 3.0 (37.4) −3.8 (25.2) −6.9 (19.6) −15.2 (4.6) −22.4 (−8.3) −28.5 (−19.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25 (0.98) 23 (0.91) 30 (1.18) 38 (1.5) 45 (1.77) 62 (2.44) 70 (2.76) 58 (2.28) 35 (1.38) 39 (1.54) 37 (1.46) 30 (1.18) 492 (19.37)
% humidity 81 82 75 68 63 68 70 72 74 77 80 82 74
Avg.precipitationdays 14 12 11 9 11 12 13 13 9 12 14 12 142
Meanmonthlysunshinehours 56 67 118 179 230 237 236 229 171 122 55 40 1,740

TIME ZONE

Poland lies in the Central European time zone (GMT+1). Polish summer time (GMT+2hrs) starts and ends on the last Sundays of March and October.

LANGUAGE

Poland’s official language is Polish. English can be spoken in most service points, hotels, restaurants and at city information desks.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Poland is 230V, 50Hz AC. Plug sockets are round with two round-pin sockets. Therefore if you are coming from the UK or Ireland you will be needing a plug converter.

REACHING POLAND BY TELEPHONE

Country code: 00 48 (+48)

Poznań area code: 00 48 61 (+48 61)

INTERNET

Internet access is typically free and widely available in Poland, with practically every café and restaurant offering wi-fi to customers with laptops and smartphones.

In the area of Stary Rynek, Pl. Kolegiacki and Pl. Wolności you can get Poznań Internet Free. You don't need a password, just enter your name and accept the rules.

SMOKING

Smoking is banned in government offices, schools, museums, theatres, airports, railway and bus stations and in public transport, stadiums, hospitals and playgrounds. It is also banned in one-room restaurants and bars. Failure to comply may result in fine.

Smoking is allowed in restaurants, pubs and cafes with specially designated smoking rooms.

ACCOMMODATION

You will find our accommodation offer during 28th European Conference on Operational Research via the conference registration system.
The recommended hotels are mostly in the city center and at the heart of Poznan public transport network – railway and bus station, fast tram line and city bus.
Poznan offers also accommodation in hostels and good quality apartments located close to or with convenient transport connection to the venue.

HOTELS IN POZNAN (EARLY 2015)
Standard Hotels Rooms Beds
***** 3 304 469
**** 17 1531 3283
*** 41 1940 3954
** 73 2075 4141
* 25 490 1056

CURRENCY

Poland ’s legal tender is the Polish zloty (PLN), which is divided into 100 groszy.

USD 1 = ca. PLN 3.0; €1 = ca. PLN 4.14 (NBP rate as of 29.06.2015)

Polish zloty bank notes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zlotys, while coins are for 1, 2, 5 zlotys and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy.

The currency may be converted at exchange points, in banks and hotels.

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