The Polish winter can be harsh. Sub-zero temperatures, snow, long hours of darkness. But it’s not all bad. The lack of sunlight means that every winter the grounds of Wilanów Palace are transformed into the magical Royal Garden of Light.
Thousands of LEDs are displayed around the gardens to create giant light installations. The result is a spectacular trippy atmosphere suitable for the whole family
The grounds are divided into three different parts. Giant plants await in the King’s Magic Garden, the Garden of Imagination combines lights and music, while the Golden Courtyard features a giant illuminated carriage.
The display is open every day, and at weekends an extra ‘mappings’ show takes place, mixing light, sound and movement to recreate the story of the Palace’s royal occupants and make the building come to life.
The mappings are every weekend at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm and run for ten minutes.
The Royal Garden of Light is open daily from the end of October until the middle of March at Wilanów Palace.
Allow an hour for your trip.
Tickets are 10 złoty, 5 złoty concessions. Children up to seven years old go free.
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