Krakow is a very romantic place with some attractions for kids as well. Never try not to get to Krakow your lovely wife/husband lover/fiance and your kids.
OK, sometimes you may try it - look at my picture :-)).
Don't forget good maps of Cracow (Krakow). For drivers: with restricted parking/driving A, B, C zones; parking lots and one-way streets marked.
If you forget them no worry: there are tenths various maps sold in many points in Krakow.
Get a map of environs as well if you are going to visit them.
I recommend you to pack larger clothes then you used to wear. Why?
There are at least 2 reasons:
1. Eating/food in Krakow is delicious and you may catch EA (eating addiction) and it's not necessarilly low-fat eating so be prepared to get a few kilograms/pounds.
2. Hmmm... Krakow is not a paradise for early morning street jogging and sport lovers. Instead you can practice crazy dancing all nights there.
When you come back do NOT forget to save original packagings of all good you bought in Krakow. Just in rare case you have to return something. Add bills haha :-))).
Look at my pic. Hmm... order a truck better.
Get a notebook (with Polish-English dictionary on CD, guide and maps of Krakow on CD or buy them in Krakow) - remember about 220V (230V soon) voltage and European plugs (check my Poland's page for more).
If you don't have any notebook you can go to any of numerous internet cafes (look at the pic; Rynek Glowny = Main Market Square), some operates 24h haha - specially for very addicted VT-ers.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: My husband and daughter had the presence of mind to bring rain jackets, but I had to buy one... and another sweater...when in country. No matter. Love to shop. Loved the tour in spite of the rain. I often seem to be cold in Poland. Guess I'll travel in summer next time. Hasn't prevented me from loving the country, tho.
Miscellaneous: Empik is a bookstore chain in Poland. This one is located right on the side of the Market Square (close to St. Mary's Church). Different departments are located on several floors (including the basement). Empik is a perfect place to find a great selection of books, games, and music. There is a little coffee shop on one of the floors. In addition the main floor offers a good assortment of periodicals (photo by J. Wozniakiewicz)
Miscellaneous: Wish I could have packed some of these obwarzanki in my bag. They are the forerunner of the modern bagel. They are sold on street corners and, in the morning, often still warm. Tasty and cheap at less then twenty cents apiece.
Luggage and bags:
There is the left-luggage office (checkroom)in the main building of Railway Station. You can left your things here ...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cracow lies in a region of temperate climate. Weather changes are frequent due to the friction of humid air masses arriving from the Atlantic Ocean and dry, continental masses of air incoming from the East. The average annual temperature fluctuates between 6° to 10° C. July is the warmest month and January the coldest. Western winds, conducive to rain fall, blow during Summer, whereas during Winter there are predominantly eastern winds, decreasing the amount of precipitation.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Abulance service in Poland (phone): 999 (for free)
Ambulance service in Krakow (phone): 999 or 422-29-99
Twenty-four-hour medical information: 94-39
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: CAMPINGS IN KRAKOW
KRAK, cat.I, 31-342 Kraków, Radzikowskiego Street 99, phone:(+48 12)637 21 22; capacity: 500 persons
OGRODOWY, cat.II, 30-218 Kraków, Krolowej Jadwigi Street 223, phone:(+48 12)422 20 11; capacity: 50 persons. Open from 1 May to 30 September.
KRAKOWIANKA, cat.II, 30-427 Kraków, ¯ywiecka Boczna Street, phone: (+48 12)66 41 91 or 66 41 92; capacity 180 persons.
SMOK, cat.I, 30-252 Kraków, Kamedulska Street 18, phone:(+48 12)421 02 55; capacity: 100 persons.
CLEPARDIA, 31-124 Kraków, Mackiewicza Street 14, phone: (+48 12)412 58 80; capacity: 250 persons
An umbrella is so useful ..sometimes is raining with no previous sign and a hood in your jacket really suggestable
Photo Equipment: So hard to get black and white rolls just for manual camera lovers
Don't forget to pack a good humour whenever you go to Krakow :-)))
It doesn't weight much, so no need to worry about your excessive luggage in the airplane.