2017: Nearly 13 Million
In 2017 Krakow received 12.9 million visitors, in
that number over three million foreigners while 9.85
million tourists arrived from other parts of Poland.
It’s 750,000 more visitors compared to 2016. The
largest contingent of foreign tourists came from
Germany, namely 13.2 percent of the total figure.
Close second were Britons who made up 13.1 percent
of last year’s foreign travelers in Krakow, followed
by Italians (10.9 percent), Frenchmen (8.5 percent),
and Spaniards (8 percent). In 2016 tourists left in
Krakow 5.48 billion zlotys, an equivalent of about
1.3 billion euro, which amounts to roughly 4.5
percent of the city’s gross product, with
40,000-plus people employed in tourism-related
Local Elections This
Krakow local government elections are scheduled for
Sunday, October 21st 2018, the same date as
everywhere in Poland. The incumbent four-term mayor,
Professor Jacek Majchrowski, seeks reelection as the
spearhead of a center-left coalition. The Krakow
voters will vote in the city’s mayor for a five-year
term and cast their votes for the lists of
candidates to the city council, to the provincial
assembly, and to the district councils.
Local Elections Produced
City Council, Mayoral Runoff.
Local elections on October 21st, 2018 have upheld
the current majority in the City Council in Krakow
as a coalition of the centrist Civic Platform party
(Platforma Obywatelska - PO) and center-left
Nowoczesna party plus supporters of the incumbent
mayor have secured 23 seats in the 43-strong body.
Their opponents, the right-wing Law and Justice
party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc – PiS), will have 16
councilors, while the remaining four seats went to a
failed mayoral candidate and his three supporters.
In the concurrent mayoral race no candidate won the
outright majority of votes. In run-off on November
4th the incumbent Jacek Majchrowski will fight Miss
Malgorzata Wassermann, a prominent member of Law and
Justice party and a sitting Member of Parliament.