Ksiaz Castle

Poland's third-largest castle, perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the picturesque Pełcznica River. With its fascinating history, sumptuous interiors, and sprawling gardens, the castle is a window into the rich tapestry of Silesian nobility. Read more

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Książ Castle, also known as the "Pearl of Lower Silesia," is a blend of architectural styles, having undergone numerous transformations since its inception in the 13th century. Its story is steeped in intrigue, featuring a cast of characters ranging from medieval dukes to the ill-fated Princess Daisy, whose tragic life story adds a layer of mystery to the estate.
The castle was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II and served as a base for various secretive operations, further adding to its mystique. Today, the castle complex includes more than 400 rooms, where you can admire the luxurious décor of bygone eras. Take a guided tour to visit rooms featuring stunning frescoes, crystal chandeliers, and intricate woodwork. The castle is surrounded by 315 acres of gardens and forests, offering idyllic paths for casual strolls and sightseeing.
Don't miss the underground tunnels, part of the Riese Complex, a mysterious network built by the Nazis that still baffles historians today. Exploring these hidden chambers adds an adventurous aspect to the visit, as you dive deeper into the castle's complicated past.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Książ Castle

The Palm House

A beautiful conservatory featuring an array of exotic plants and offering a serene atmosphere.

The Max Berg Terrace

Named after its designer, this terrace offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

The Princess Daisy Suite

This suite captures the life and times of Princess Daisy, offering a glimpse into her glamorous yet tragic life.

The Chapel

An ornate place of worship featuring stunning stained glass windows and intricate stonework.

The Underground Tunnels

Be sure to take a guided tour to uncover the secrets hidden in these wartime tunnels.

The Terraced Gardens

These picturesque gardens are perfect for a leisurely walk and offer excellent photo opportunities.

The Knight's Hall

A grand hall where important ceremonies and events would take place, adorned with regal décor.

The Książ Library

A haven for book lovers, the library houses over 16,000 volumes, some dating back to the 16th century.

Equestrian Centre Książ

For horse-riding enthusiasts, this is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the estate the old-fashioned way.

Książ Landscape Park

The surrounding parkland offers hiking trails and a chance to explore the natural beauty of the area.

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