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Oleśnica Castle

The most valuable and impressive monument of Olesnica,
as well as one of the most valuable in Lower Silesia.

The castle was built in the fourteenth century and located in the south-western part of the city’s fortifications. Earlier, maybe even before 1238, there was a prince’s stronghold, and in 1245 a castellany was established. Until 1492 the principality of Olesnica belonged to the Silesian Piasts and after the death of Konrad IX Bialy (the Younger), the castle passed in 1495 to the prince of Ziebice, Henry I, and then prince John, the sons of the Czech king George of Podebrady. From 1647, the castle was managed by princely families from the von Wirttenberg-Weiltigen (Oels) family, then von Braunschweig (princes of Bruszwiki). In 1884, the castle became the throne feud of the Prussian monarchy and the residence of each successor to the Prussian throne and from 1926, after many negotiations, the private property of the von Hohenzollern family. The castle is integrally connected with Olesnica – a city of towers and roses – located on the old amber trail and constituting an excellent starting point to Wroclaw, located 30 km away.

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