The historical Park of Pszczyna covers the area of 156 ha at the bottom of a shallow Pszczynka River valley. It is composed of three different parts. The main, central part is the Castle Park proper, with a much smaller Dworcowy Park to the east which runs along Pszczynka, and Bestiary Park, or the so-called Wild Promenade to the west which is a large forest and park area created after draining the great Municipal Pond in 1792.
Currently a part of Wild Promenade has been turned into the Bison Centre as well as the well-kept golf course. In the enclosure stretching over almost 10 ha you may watch mouflon, deer, fallow deer, roe deer and several bird species. In the education building you may get acquainted with the fauna and flora of Poland.
An about 2-hectare part of Dworcowy Park is occupied by the open-air museum called “Zagroda Wsi Pszczyńskiej”, which was created in the seventies 20th century. It stores the most precious historical farm buildings deriving from neighbouring villages. The buildings transported here represent almost all types of farm buildings erected in 18th and 19th century. Inside them you may see authentic furnishing characteristic of Pszczyna region.
The Castle Park is inseparably connected with the mansion of the princes of Pszczyna. It stretches over the area of 48 ha, along the Pszczynka River, and is considered the most beautiful one in Silesia. The origins of the park in Pszczyna go back to mid-16th century, and the contemporary shape of the English landscape park comes from 2nd part of 19th century. Within the Castle Park, among the river pools and abundant old tree stands, as well as picturesque shrub clusters there are landscaping elements, among others “Ludwikówka” mansion, tea pavilion on the island, Chinese gate, ice cellar, shrines and arch bridges. It has also tombs of the Anhalt princes (in the northern part of the park) and Hochbergs (in the western part). Strolling along park alleys it is worth watching trees - there are numerous splendid and robust English oaks, horse chestnuts, yew trees, Eastern white pines, small-leaved limes, European ashes, European and red beeches, hornbeams, elms, maples, silver spruces, willows and liriodendrons. From among numerous interesting shrubs it is worth paying special attention to wonderful rhododendrons, which bloom in late spring, as well as smaller, but equally beautiful azaleas.