Wrocław – European Capital of Culture 2016. The historic city of three cultures. Located on the River Odra „Venice of the North”, the city of 100 bridges, beautifully restored, full of sights and attractions. Today impresses again with its beauty and remains in the memory of every traveler.
Ksiaz Castle is one of the largest castles in Poland and Europe. Built on a steep rocky promontory at an altitude of 395 m above sea level surrounded by deep wooded Basin. Formerly was called the „Pearl of Silesia” as well as „a fairy tale castle.” It is a unique mixture of different architecture styles. Built between 1288-1292 by the prince of Świdnica-Jawor Bolek, then the castle passed under the rule of Czech monarchs, then became the property of a knight. As a result of the Hussite wars in Silesia Ksiaz was partly destroyed and became a hiding place knights – robbers, including the famous robbery of Herman Czettritz.
The biggest changes were introduces by Konrad Ernst Maximilian von Hochberg, who transformed the medieval seat for a baroque residence.