About the park
A historic park that is the property of the ‘Brotherhood of the Rooster’ Rifle Association, which established here a shooting range and built a small palace in the Neo-Gothic style with a lookout tower and a representative arms hall. Its notable guests were the Emperor Franz Joseph I, Ignacy Paderewski, gen. Józef Haller, Field Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch and President Ignacy Mościcki. During World War II the palace, which was taken over by the Germans, served as a laundering and delousing facility for the Wehrmacht soldiers. It was not until the year 1991 that the park and the palace were returned to the Brotherhood of the Rooster . Having undergone renovations the building became the seat of the Historical Museum of the City of Cracow.