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The cheapest way is obviously to hitchhike, especially if time is not an issue. You can check out Hitchwiki for suggestions on how to do that. To fly might be cheap, but remember that the cheap airlines (RyanAir, for example) often take you to airports well outside the city, and then you have to get a bus/train in. Also, asking which is the cheapest is ...
It's possible to do both in one day, but I wouldn't recommend it - it's a lot to take in, and makes for a very long day. There's so much to see in Krakow old town, that it's worth spreading them out and spending your down time on a city tour or just walking around trying random foods in old restaurants or seeing the performers in the main square, or just ...
If you have got luck you can find a cheap ticket for buses (but not direct). For example www.polskibus.com (available in english). There is a bus from Berlin to Warsaw (around 9h) and from Warsaw to Krakow (around 4h30). But sometimes this ticket are not cheap and it may be necessary to spend a night in Warsaw.
A quick Google search got me to Orange Smile's website with Krakow city guide. The map is pretty detailed and is in image form already so you can print it easily. Since I've already been to Krakow, I can tell you that this map is quite adequate if you plan on visiting major attractions and explore the city center.
In general in Poland specialized currency exchange offices (kantor) are much better than banks. I would guess that in bigger cities you will get a better deal, you should shop around and compare rates in different offices (so probably Wroclaw or Krakow). Google shows the average exchange rate at a given moment, so you are pretty much guaranteed that you ...
Very good map of Poland is a free UMP Map. It's something like Open Street Map, but in Poland UMP is usually more detailed than OSM. Here is Kraków on UMP. Just make a screenshot and print it. There is also a commercial solution: map of Kraków made by Compass. It's a Polish company from Kraków, you can buy their map of Kraków in both paper and digital ...
It's not easy and not recommended to do both in one day! The best is either to have the private car or to choose the rush tour starting very early morning: The tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine takes at least 3 hours. The location of the mine is half an hour drive by car from the center of Krakow. The town of Oswiecim (in German: Auschwitz) is about at least 1 ...
There are really dozens of tour operators that offers tours to the Salt Mines. I would recommend to use collect some flyers and compare the conditions. I personally can recommend the tour that is provided by the Mosquito Hostel in Krakow. They have an agreement with a tour operator that picks you up directly in front of the hostel and then drives you there ...
At many exchange shops (kantor) you even can negotiate exchange rate, if you sell or buy larger amount of dollars/euro. Watch out for those "kantors", that are in very touristic places, like in Old Town of Kraków (Cracov). They often have very bad exchange rate. The rate when selling is always lower than average and for buying is always higher. There is ...
I been to kantors all over Wrocław and looked at the exchange rates all over the city the exchange was 3.45 at most places, where as the best exchange price was 3.497 at the Alior bank near the city center (rynek). The exchange prices change every day but I suggest checking this location before exchanging somewhere else.
In my (recent) experience, better than change money is to find any cashier and get money from it. That's when you need cash, because almost any restaurant, hotel, shop, etc will accept paying by card, that gives even better exchange. Note: My credit card is an Euro based VISA, I don't know if that's important.
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