property: when in Krakow
To lose is human but not
every missing possession is gone for good. Things left behind
someplace in Krakow often wait quite long untouched. It
happens to sunglasses and umbrellas as well as smartphones and
camcorders (even money in some cases, however miraculous it
may sound). So, as soon as you realize your loss, go back and retrace your
steps. There is a chance that you'll be able to recover the
belongings you accidentally parted with.
Leave no stone unturned: ask the driver of
the bus, the manager in the restaurant,
a desk clerk in the hotel,
and the salesperson in the shop.
The staff commonly act as customary custodians of unattended
property found on the premises.
In the last resort one
should check with the city’s several lost property offices
(see the contact info below). Patience is required because it
often takes considerable time – at best days and usually
weeks and months – before an ownerless object of any worth
makes its way to one of those establishments, notably when
channeled via the police.
The country’s law makes it a criminal offence in Poland
to appropriate abandoned property so you'd best don’t touch
anything unless it belongs to you.
and found property
There are a number of places
in Krakow that may keep your missing belongings and even a
bursting wallet. Separate lost property offices (biuro rzeczy
znalezionych) are run by the Krakow county and the city’s local
government in addition to suchlike establishments
attached to various providers of public
transport. All have to keep unclaimed property in
their care for two years at least. Even though these days cell
phones top the inventories of Krakow’s lost and found, they
include movables of all kinds: from musical instruments to
suitcases to wheelchairs.
of lost property offices in Krakow
City of Krakow. Address:
Biuro Rzeczy Znalezionych Urzedu Miasta Krakowa, ul.
Wielicka 28, pok. 114. Phone (+48) 126165713. Open on
weekdays from 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
County of Krakow.
Address: Powiatowe Biuro Rzeczy Znalezionych, al.
Slowackiego 20, pok. 107 A. Phone (+48) 126336526.
airport. Address: Miedzynarodowy Port Lotniczy
im. Jana Pawla II, Krakow-Balice, Biuro Zaginionego Bagazu.
Phone (+48) 122855121.
transport (MPK). Address: Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo
Komunikacyjne w Krakowie, Biuro Rzeczy Znalezionych, ul.
Brozka 3. Phone (+48) 122541150. Opena on weekdays from
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Long distance buses PKS.
Address: Biuro Przewozow Pasazerskich PKS. Phone (+48)
124117022 ext. 430. Or the dispatcher in Krakow, phone
and rail stations. Address: Dworzec Glowny Krakow, okienko
22. Phone (+48) 123935529. Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In the case of property lost
aboard long-distance trains the owner should check with the
lost and found at Warsaw’s central rail station. Address:
Biuro Rzeczy Znalezionych, Dworzec Warszawa Centralna. Phone
Regrettably there is always a risk that you won’t be able to
reach anybody speaking good English.
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