By Wiktoria Witczak, KONTAKT, Poland.
Rogalin is a village located 20 km from Poznań and 13 km from Kórnik. It is renowned for its historic Palace and Park complex that used to belong to the Raczynski counts. It is one of the branches of the National Museum in Poznań.
The palace complex enables visitors to admire a vast art gallery, the London cabinet, a gallery of Raczynski’s ancestors, a carriage house, and the park. In the vicinity, there is also St. Marcelin’s Church, an old chapel with the Raczyński mausoleum and famous Rogalin oaks.
The picturesque park and gardens spread over a huge area of land are perfect for a Sunday stroll. If you move farther away, you’ll reach a nature monument – a cluster of over 2000 trees. The most known ones are Lech, Czech, and Rus, which are over 1000 years old. The park with its alleys, beautiful sculptures, and perfectly maintained plants makes for a lovely place to rest.
The Rogalin Palace Museum offers audio guides and tablets to supplement the tour with necessary historical knowledge.
Entrance to the gallery and palace buildings requires a fee but exploring the park and Rogalin oaks is completely free.
In the summer months, one may enjoy a ride in a horse carriage around the museum premises. Foodies will also appreciate the fact, that within the courtyard there is a cozy restaurant Dwa Pokoje z Kuchnią serving delicious meals and desserts.