Whilst Krakow looks resplendent against blue skies, and roaming the streets whilst stopping off at an al fresco café is definitely a highlight, don’t feel disheartened when the weather gets the best of you. Many of Krakow’s sites lend themselves to being explored, whatever the weather. The exhibitions of Wawel Royal Castle, the glorious interiors of St Mary’s Basilica, the harrowing tales of Schindler’s Factory, and the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine all lend themselves to being a haven from the rain without a stop in your sight-seeing. Further wet-weather options include:
Aquapark – Park Wodny w Krakowie: Visitors from Britain will be amazed at this inside waterpark that is both huge, complex, and has something for everyone. There are 10 flumes of varying length and thrill-factor, as well as children’s entertainments such as clamber nets and fountains. The wave pool is popular with all ages, as is the wild river. For those looking to relax there is a range of Jacuzzis and different sauna areas as well as hydromassage. There is a café on site for refreshments either during, or at the end, of your visit.
Cinema Mulitplex – Multikino: Krakow has a large multiplex cinema. Whilst some films will be in Polish, remember that many international films in English are shown here.
300 Fayda – Trampolining: This is a trampolining complex with a difference. Yes there are ‘normal’ trampolines, but there are also climbing walls, trampoline launch pads in to foam pits, and an inside gymnastic training area.
Indoor Climbing: Krakow offers visitors a wealth of indoor climbing experiences. Climbing walls can be found at CW Forteca, Hutnik, KS Korona, Parbat, Reni Sport and Avatar.
Rynek Underground: If you’ve already been exploring the Main Square you may be surprised to learn that one of Krakow’s very best museum’s and archaeological site is right beneath your feet. Perfect on a rainy day, it is worth getting a ticket in advance from the Cloth Hall. The entrance to this underground labyrinth of chambers is opposite St Mary’s Basilica. The route through this underground immersive museum takes you through medieval market stalls and various other chambers, brought to life through spectacular multimedia shows such as film displays on smoke. Children are also catered for here with the kids’ puppet area. This is a great museum hidden four metres underground.