Krolikarnia – Rabbit House
This is a touristic overview of the palace. For a detailed description, please click the button below.
Website of the museum
Condition after World War II
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How to get
The palace and park complex is situated on the hill of the Vistula embankment. The name Krolikarnia comes from the rabbit breeding which the Saxon kings had established here in the 18th century (krolik = rabbit). The chamberlain Charle de Thomatis acquired the estate in 1778 and extended the residence in the spirit of classicism.
In 1816 Michal Radziwill bought the entire palace complex and established a library, an art gallery and a museum here. The subsequent owners remained faithful to this tradition. Unfortunately, not only the palace burnt down in 1879, but also the entire inventory.
The reconstructed building was completely destroyed (again) during the Second World War. The second reconstruction took place in 1959 – 1964, and with the completion of the reconstruction, the Xavery-Dunikowski Museum was established here.
What else is there in the palace?
Café und book store
In the palace, there is a very cosy and spacious café where you can get hot and cold drinks and also treats to bite into. You can also buy interesting literature in the library. Of course, not everyone speaks Polish, but there are also wordless photo albums and the occasional English-language book.
People with reduced mobility can get around at the top of the hill, where the palace is located, even with a wheelchair or walking aid.
Only steep stairs lead to the lower part of the park, unfortunately there is no diversions here.
Dogs in the park
Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Other rules of conduct
Consumption of alcohol in the park
It is forbidden to drink alcohol in the park other than that purchased in the café.
The park administration asks (!) that no swimwear or beachwear be worn in the park.