Please note – in October:
  • The Wawel Hill is open to visitors from 6 am to 6 pm
  • Castle's exhibitions open untill 5:00 pm

Visitor Services

Wawel Royal Castle’s Visitor Services are located in the Visitors Center. These include the Information Desk, Ticket Windows, Reservation and Guide Service, as well as toilet facilities and café, audio guide, and gift shop. Free access to Wi-Fi is available.

Opening hours: daily 9 am-5 pm

Tourist Information
open daily 9:00 am-7:00 pm
phone: +48 12.422.51.55 ext. 219, informacja@wawelzamek.pl

Tickets

Ticket sales: 
  • in the Visitors Center 
    daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm
  • at the Herbowa Gate
    Monday 9:00 am-12:15 pm
    Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 am-4:15 pm
  • online on our website here
    Tickets can be purchased online, even on the day of your visit. If the online tickets run out, please try at the ticket windows, as tickets may still be available.
We do not accept payment in foreign currencies, only in Polish zloty.
Timed tickets are issued for most exhibitions. The entry time is printed on the ticket – please be punctual.
The number of tickets available every day is limited. The ticket is valid on the day of the visit only.
For individual and group reservations and guide service visit the Reservations Office.

Exhibition Closing Celebration

October 18–24
  • on October 18 (Monday) exhibition is closed
    on this day, we invite you to free mapping on the arcaded courtyard, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (every 10 minutes)
  • Tuesday-Sunday – extended visiting hours: 12:00 am – 8:00 pm, last entry 6:40 pm
  • after 4:00 pm: normal tickets in reduced price – 30 PLN

MONDAY SIGHTSEEING

The number of tickets available every day is limited

Crown Treasury and Armoury 
free admission – pick up free admission pass from the ticket window
9.30 am–1:00 pm, last visitor entry at 12:10 pm

The Lost Wawel
free admission – pick up free admission pass from the ticket window
9.30 am–1:00 pm, last visitor entry at 12:30 pm

Wawel Recovered
free admission – pick up free admission pass from the ticket windo
9.30 am–1:00 pm, last visitor entry at 12:30 pm

The Lost Wawel and the Church of Saint Gereon
TOUR ONLY WITH GUIDE SERVICE
timed tickets
admission: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
9:30 am – 13:00 pm, last entry 12:00 pm

Dragon's Den
admission: 7 PLN
OCTOBER 9:30 am–5:00 pm, last visitor entry at 4:40 pm

TUESDAY–SUNDAY SIGHTSEEING

All the King’s Tapestries: Homecomings 2021–1961–1921
Included State Rooms and Royal Private Apartments
admission: regular 45 PLN, reduced 30 PL
9.30 am – 5 pm, last entry at 3:40 pm

October 18–24 – extended visiting hours: 12:00 am – 8:00 pm, last entry 6:40 pm; after 4:00 pm normal tickets in reduced price – 30 PLN

Cranach at Wawel Castle
admission: regular 10 PLN, reduced 5 PL
9.30 am – 5 pm, last entry at 4:30 pm

State Rooms
admission: regular 30 PLN, reduced 20 PL
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4 pm

Crown Treasury and Armoury
admission: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PL
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4 pm

Art of the Orient: Ottoman Turkish Tents
admission: regular 20 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4 pm

The Church of Saint Gereon
The archaeological and architectural reserve
admission: regular 10 PLN, reduced 5 PL
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4:40 pm

Dragon's Den
admission: 7 PLN
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4:40 pm

Sandomierska Tower
admission 5 PLN
weekends only, 9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4:30 pm

TOURS ONLY WITH GUIDE SERVICE
timed tickets


The Lost Wawel and the Church of Saint Gereon
admission: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4 pm

Wawel Recovered
admission: regular 22 PLN, reduced 17 PLN
weekends only, 9:30 am – 5 pm, last entry 4 pm

Audioguide

The audioguides for the visit of Castle’s exhibitions are available in the following languages: Polish, English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French and Ukrainian.

The audioguides are available for the following exhibitions: “All the King’s Tapestries…” (available only in Polish and English), “State Rooms”, “Crown Treasury and Armoury”, “Art of the Orient”(Ottoman Turkish Tents are available only in Polish) and “The Lost Wawel”.

Renting the audioguides is an extra service and is available in the Visitors Center on the Wawel Hill. The Framica company deals with rentals.

There are also group tour systems available for guided visits.

See Map of te Wawel Hill

Transforming Wawel Royal Castle

The New Castle and New Crown Treasury


In the 2021–2022 season, Wawel Royal Castle will undergo a major transformation. With our visitors’ expectations, safety, and viewing comfort in mind, we are hard at work on the reinstallation of the exhibitions in the royal castle.

The historic interiors, works of art, and period furnishings will not change, but the redesigned display, especially in the Royal Private Apartments, will present our collections in a fresh, new light. The reinstallation will offer the public a completely new, unforgettable, way to experience art and history at Wawel. In July 2022, an imposing permanent exhibition will open its doors – the New Crown Treasury.

In the meantime we encourage you to browse our new permanent exhibition schedule and see what’s changed. We would also like to invite you to visit the temporary exhibitions we have planned for this year and the next. Among them are such shows as Not only Bruegel and Rubens: The Painting of the Low Countries at Wawel, which opens November 30, 2021, and Andrzej Radwański: A Painter from Krakow, opening February 11, 2022 in an all-new Wawel exhibition space.

Come and visit Wawel – the Castle was, is, and always will be open.
For everyone.

Dr. hab. Andrzej Betlej, Prof. UJ
Director
Wawel Royal Castle

Below please find our schedule of exhibitions open from November 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. Please check back for regular updades.
Security screening points are in operation at the entrance to the Castle. Bringing weapons, ammunition, explosives, flammable or toxic items or any other potentially dangerous objects are strictly prohibited.
Visitors are expected to adhere to the Castle’s Visitor Rules and Regulations.

Backpacks, large bags, baby carriers with frames, strollers, umbrellas, and Nordic walking sticks are not permitted inside the exhibitions. These items must be checked in the Checkroom located in the Arcaded Courtyard before you proceed to the exhibitions. The Checkroom is open only during the Castle’s opening hours.

Buy ticket online

Tickets can be purchased online, even on the day of your visit. If the online tickets run out, please try the ticket windows, as tickets may still be available.

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