Krzesławice Artillery Fort

Wzgorza Krzeslawickie ()

Krzesławice Artillery Fort No. 49 (built in 1881–86) is an element of external ring of reinforcements of the Austrian Kraków Fortress. Between the two world wars, apart from functioning as storage it was also the site of a tall radio antenna used for gathering intelligence.

During the Second World War the Gestapo murdered 440 people here. After the war it served as a hotel for workers building the Nowa Huta steelworks. Surrounded by allotment gardens, the building was falling into ruin when it was entrusted to a youth culture centre in 1994 and listed as a heritage building. Standing in a small, charming park, it has been progressively renovated.