Weather in Krakow
The warmest months are June-September, with the temperature peak usually in July (up to 35 Celcius degrees). Snow is generally from the middle of December to the end of March, with the coldest nights up to 20-25 degrees of frost). But average temperature are not so extremal - in days usually between 0 and 20°C. Nonetheless there is no rule; just a kind of lottery.
Average temperatures for selected months (max & min):
January: 0.0°C -7.0°C
April: 14.0°C 3.0°C
July: 23.0°C 12.0°C
November: 7.0°C 0.0°C
Quite good forecast (a week in advance) you could find here:
Very old Krakow
The historical exhibition "The Lost Wawel" is located on the ground floor of the building of the former royal kitchens of Wawel Castle - do NOT miss it, I found it very, very interesting.
It consists of an archaeological-architectural reserve and objects found during excavations and repairs.
THE ROTUNDA of the Virgin Mary (of SS. Felix and Adauctus), the oldest church on Wawel Hill, dating from the 10th or early 11th century - partly reconstructed - forms an integral part of the exhibition.
The exhibition is supplemented by the reconstructed foundations of the Churches of St Michael and St George in the outer court.
In the room adjoining the entrance hall the you can watch the computer program "VIRTAL RECONSTRUCTION (VR not VT) of Wawel Hill in the Romanesque period from the 10th to 12th centuries", which is an attempt at reconstructing the stone Wawel structures of that time. The program is based on archaeological, architectural and conservation documentation.
part of getting to know a...
part of getting to know a country is to meet people living there. so if will make friends with cracovians (and i'm sure you will in no time...) they will ask you to meet them at to spots: one of them is the POMNIK MICKIEWICZA (the mickiewicz *meetskiewitch* memorial opposite st. mary' church) . the other one is the SKARBONKA (*scarbonnkagh* - a 'donation chest') located on the other side of the cloth halls
in case you didn't get to know any polish yet just hang around at one of these two places - they will come and speak to you... :-)
Rainwear, Rainwear, Rainwear
bring a rain jacket. Preferably a proper waterproof windbreaker of such. Waterproof shoes etc. You will get soaked there but don't let it ruin your holiday. Just except it will happen and deal with it.
...from the Wawel Castle
And once you've started to take pictures of it, it's hard to stop, as all views look beutiful:-) Beware of that! Hehehe:P
Below you can see some more pictures from the Wawel Hill.
Address: Wawel 5