Wawel Recovered

Experience the remarkable story of Wawel Castle’s recovery, a testament to resilience and dedication. 

The recovery of Wawel Castle is not just a restoration of physical structures but also a celebration of the indomitable spirit that preserves history for future generations. Today, visitors can marvel at the castle’s renewed grandeur, where each corridor and courtyard whispers tales of a glorious past reclaimed.

Join us on a journey through the recovered Wawel Castle, where history stands tall and proud, resilient in the face of adversity. Explore the legacy of recovery and restoration, and be part of the ongoing narrative that safeguards Wawel Castle for the ages.

What to See

Visit the only interactive exhibition on Wawel Royal Castle. Delve into the stories told by the photographs from the end of the 18th century to the end of the 20th. This unique exhibition focuses on the struggle to recover from Austria’s occupied Wawel Castle in the 18th-20th century. It also shows the enormous effort need to castle restoration after the occupation as well as the transformation of the Wawel into an Austrian army citadel.

Openning Hours
July – August
9:30 am to 7 pm

From September:
9:30 am to 5 pm

Please note: Last entry is possible 30 min before closure time
Days Open

Tuesday – Sunday*


* Open on Mondays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Free admission ticket is available to collect at the ticket office.

  • Children bellow 6 years can buy free ticket.
  • Childs aged 7-12 can use discount tickets.
  • Students aged 13-25 with valid EU student card can use discount ticket.
Good to Know
  • It is not allowed to enter the exhibition with luggage. You will have to leave your luggage before the entrance in the nearby luggage storage. It is free of charge.
  • Pets are not allowed to enter. ​

The Crown Treasury is not wheelchair accessible 


Entrance ticket to Wawel Recovered

Before you book:
The start time may be slightly changed up to 30 minutes on either side. You will be informed if there will be any changes necessary.

Ticket Redemption: 
Your tickets are valid on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Being late may result in the inability to enter the exhibition.

Ticket Type:

per person

Location of Wawel Recovered

Wawel Recovered is located in the main courtyard. 

Entrance to Wawel Recovered
Entrance to Wawel Recovered

See other exhibitions


Crown Treasury

Use the unique chance to see the reminiscence of the polish kings and queens and their biggest treasures. Have a look at magnificent works of art, crown jewels, orbs, crowns, and insignia of royal power. See the rarest artefact from the private king’s treasury.


State Rooms

Visit representative staterooms located on the second floor of the castle. It was a place of sessions for country rulers, royal audiences, royal weddings and balls.