31 Aug '15, 8pm

The mysterious Ksiaz Castle in #Poland #travel

(or Schloss Fürstenstein in German) is an imposing castle located in the region of Lower Silesia in the southwest of Poland. The castle, situated atop an impressive rock cliff, can trace its origins back to the 13th century when it was built by the order of Bolko I, the Duke of Lwówek. Since then, it was destroyed and rebuilt and expanded various times and in different styles (from Gothic to Baroque and neo-Classical) by the Bohemians and the latest family to reside there, the Hochberg family, one of the richest and most influential families in Prussia. The Hochbergs lived there for many generations from the 16th century, when Konrad von Hochberg was granted the rights to the castle and the surrounding area, till 1941, when it was confiscated by the Nazis.

Full article: http://velvetescape.com/2013/10/ksiaz-castle-poland/


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