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Most of the stones and bricks, firstly stacked, then demolished, burnt or taken away, are a living testimony of variability of times and history. Raised by one of the Piasts (castles) or wealthy German owners (palaces), then sold, donated, attacked and plundered, most often they did not live up to their fortified or representative destiny and fell into ruin.
They are even united by the names of architects who have attempted to rebuild some of them! Despite the common genes, each of the buildings kept its unique characteristics and its unusual atmosphere.

These are people who lead us through the ages. The earliest remain alive in stories on the verge of history and legend. Others thanks to their works are still present and give us testimony to their uniqueness. Finally, those who are contemporaries, undertaking the enormous effort to raise material and spiritual culture of Lower Silesia in times of slowly emerging stabilization, after so many years of turmoil. They turn to the past in many various cultural activities, from spectacular reconstructions of battles to the prosaic reproduction of kitchen recipes. Paradoxically, they influence the future this way, shaping completely new patterns through their actions. During the journey through the Lower Silesian section of the European Route of Castles and Palaces we will look at the same walls as our ancestors, we will rest in the same greenery as the old knights, and have the same dishes perhaps.
Enriched by the experience of past eras we have a chance to have a fascinating journey in time and space, but also to learn valuable lesson for the future.

Castles and palaces of Lower Silesia

Most beautiful castles and palaces of Lower Silesia:

A new underground tourist route at the Książ Castle

Wałbrzych - the capital of the Lower Silesian secrets, invites you

The white lady of the Grodno castle

For centuries, a white lady has haunted the Grodno castle. The local people said that she was the wife of the castellan of the castle, who, after losing her husband, threw herself from the walls into the abyss and wandered over them since then.

Architecture enthusiasts

The beauty and richness of Lower Silesian architecture has delighted millions of tourists who come every year to admire both the treasures of Wrocław and the entire region.

European Route of Castles and Palaces

Uroczysko Siedmiu Stawów Luxury Hotel

It is an ecological and exclusive place of rest for exceptional guests. It captivates with the unique atmosphere of a 16th-century Renaissance castle, in which historic interiors are decorated in a modern style.

Royal Palace

Located in the southern part of the historic Old Town, on one of the main streets in Wrocław, the Royal Palace is not only one of the most impressive buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Market Square, but also one of the most important monuments in the capital of Lower Silesia.

Sarny Castle

The 16th century castle in Ścinawka Górna in the Kłodzko County at the foot of the Stołowe Mountains.

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki is a picturesque town located in the south-eastern part of the Lower Silesia Province. The proximity to the ranges of the Złote Mountains and the Bardo Mountains makes it a perfect place for a weekend break. The season in the commune lasts all year round, because apart from the mountains, there are numerous architectural and religious monuments.

Kliczków Castle

French dandy

A family weekend along the European Route of Castles and Palaces

A great idea to spend a family weekend in an unusual environment is to go on a journey along the European Trail of Castles and Palaces - it is a trip idea especially for history lovers but also for those looking for opportunities to rest and relax close to nature. Czocha Castle - Kliczkow Castle - Grodziec Castle

Staniszow Palace

The first mention of the village of Staniszow dates back to 1395. It was then the property of the princes of Reiss. The palace was built in 1784-1787 on the orders of Count Henry von Reiss.

Lomnica Palace

A place full of flavours

A legend of the evil counts

The beautiful Lesnica Castle has, like many places of its type, some terrible stories on the pages of history. One of them is a legend of the family of Counts von Forno who came to the Castle in the 17th century from the Czech Republic. They were not very popular and treated their subjects really badly. One of them humiliated the subjects physically and mentally and even stabbed one of his servants with a knife, which he then threw out of the window (apparently it i...

Tomir from Kliczkow Castle

The location of Kliczkow Castle alone, deep in Lower Silesian Forest, far away from populated places, can trigger our imagination.

Chojnik Castle

A Stone Defender

Bolkow Castle

A Beaky Fortress

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