Rogalin Things to Do
The building of Rogalin Palace started in 1768 and a number changes took place before it was finally completed in 1815 with its 2 bowed symmetrical wings. It was the seat of the Raczynscy family from 1768 to 1939. There is a museum inside the palace with displays of paintings, porcelain, furniture & clocks. Renovation work is taking place on the palace at the moment and will be completed in 2009. The palace is set in gardens with walking trails around the estate where you can view its famous oak trees.Related to:
- Museum Visits
- Castles and Palaces
Lech, Cech and Rus are the names from legend given to three large oaks in the garden adjacent to the palace in Rogalin. Each of them is more than 700 years old and there is some suggestion that they may be as old as 1,000 years old. There are over 1,400 oak trees in the grounds and this is the largest concentration of old trees in Europe that are 600 years old and older.
The mausoleum at the eastern end of the park has been used by the Raczynscy Family since 1820. It is a smaller replica of the Roman temple Maison Carree in Nimes near Marseilles. Raczynscy Family members have been interred in the basement of the building over the years but the upper part is still used by the local population as a local parish church.
To get to Rogalin by public transport you catch a bus from the PKS Main Bus Station, ul Towarowa 17/19. I caught the bus at 10.30 from stand 10 and the journey takes about 45 minutes and cost 7.10zl. If you sit on the right you will see the Rogalin sign just before the bus stops outside the Palace. The return bus stop is on the opposite of the road. For the return journey buses leave at 12.55 & 15.01 and may take a slightly different shorter route back to the Main Bus Station in Poznan and because of this the fare cost slightly less at 6.50zl. I went on a weekday and the time will probably vary at weekends. The person I spoke to at the bus station provided me with a print out of the timetable for the all the buses there and back.