Kraków Nativity Scene Contest Exhibition
Dec 9, 2019 - Feb 23, 2020
This is where you can learn the true history of the Silver Fowl, allegedly presented by no one else but King Sigismund Augustus himself to the Kraków Sharpshooters’ Association in 1565.
The symbol and most precious treasure of the Sharpshooters’ Association, incorporated in Kraków in the 13th century to defend the city against its enemies, is the Silver Fowl. Legend holds that it was a present from none other than King Sigismund Augustus himself. The truth can be learned from the exhibition in Celestat presenting the history of the Kraków Sharpshooters’ Association and the city’s defences in the former seat of the brotherhood, where many a distinguished guest has been entertained, notably the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I, and where the most precious mementoes of the sharpshooters’ traditions have been collected.
Tickets: regular 8, concessions 6, family PLN 16, admission free on Tuesday