Exploring Beautiful Zamek Ksiaz -- Castle in Poland
In this video we are exploring the Polish Castle Zamek Ksiaz. It is located in South-West Poland near Wroclaw.
It is a definite must for any travel plans that take you to this area. The day was beautiful, and the grounds were immaculate.
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Książ (pronounced [ˈkɕɔ̃ʂ], Polish: Zamek Książ, German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It lies within Książ Landscape Park, a protected area located in the Wałbrzyski Foothills. The castle overlooks the gorge of the Pełcznica river and is one of the Wałbrzych's main tourist attractions.
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Ksiaz Castle in Wałbrzych
Książ Castle, the third largest castle in Poland, is located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest within a 315500 actre nature reserve, at the height of 395m above sea level, castle is often called 'the Pearl of Lower Silesia'. Such location corresponding to the size of the building is very rare in Europe.
Zamek Książ / Schloss Fürstenstein / Castle Ksiaz
Zamek Książ (niem. Fürstenstein) to zespół rezydencjalny znajdujący się w Wałbrzychu w dzielnicy Książ. Znajduje się na Szlaku Zamków Piastowskich. Obejmuje trzeci co do wielkości zamek w Polsce.
Das Schloss Fürstenstein (auch Burg Fürstenstein) ist das größte Schloss Schlesiens. Es liegt am nördlichen Rand der Stadt Wałbrzych (Waldenburg) im Stadtteil Książ (Fürstenstein) in der Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien in Polen.
Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located in northern Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It lies within Książ Landscape Park, a protected area located in the Wałbrzyski Foothills. The castle overlooks the gorge of the Pełcznica river and is one of the Wałbrzych's main tourist attractions.
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Walbrzych (German: Waldenburg, Czech: Valbr(ich or Valdenburk) is a city in Lower Silesian Voivodeship in south-western Poland, with 125,773 inhabitants (2006). From 1975--1998 it was the capital of Walbrzych Voivodeship; it is now the seat of Walbrzych County. Walbrzych is by far the largest city in Poland that does not itself form a separate county (powiat), having given up that status in 2003. (The next largest such town is Inowroclaw, population 77,313.) Walbrzych lies approximately 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) south-west of the regional capital Wroclaw, and about 10 km from the Czech border.
Ksiaz (German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is a castle in Silesia, Poland near the town of Walbrzych. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Ksiaz Landscape Park.
History ... The original fortification was destroyed in the year 1263 by Ottokar II of Bohemia. Bolko I, Duke of Swidnica and Jawor built a new castle between 1288 and 1292. Duke Bolko II of Swidnica died in 1368 without having children with his wife Agnes von Habsburg. After her death in the year 1392, King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia obtained the castle. In 1401, Janko z Chociemic obtained the castle. The Bohemian Hussites occupied the castle between 1428-1429. In 1464 Birka z Nasiedla obtained the castle from the Bohemian crown. He sold it to Hans von Schellendorf. This second castle was destroyed in 1482 by Georg von Stein. In the year 1509 Konrad I von Hoberg (from 1714: Hochberg) obtained the castle hill. The Hochberg family owned the castle until 1941. It was a part of the Project Riese until 1945. The castle was occupied by the Red army in 1945. Most artifacts were lost or destroyed.
Zamek Książ, Wałbrzych POLAND (Best to watch in high resolution)
Ksiaz, a blend of many architectural styles, is the third-largest castle in Poland. In Europe, it is considered distinctive because its setting – proudly perched on a rock face, 395 metres above sea level – is as striking as its size. At first a defensive fortification, raised at the end of the thirteenth century by the Piast duke Bolka I (“the Strict”), it has changed hands many times. Only in 1590 was the castle given to the aristocratic Hochberg dynasty which, after receiving title to the castle in 1605, maintained the property as their residence for the following three centuries. During that time, they became one of the most influential and wealthiest Prussian dynasties; in the 19th century, the head of the family received the hereditary title of Prince. With the marriage of Hans Heinrich VI to Anna Anhalt-Pless, the dynasty came to own the estate of the Duchy of Pless, in Upper Silesia. From that time on, the owners of Ksiaz held the title Hochberg von Pless. Before World War II, Ksiaz underwent two significant reconstructions. The first, called the Baroque Reconstruction, took place at the beginning of the 18th century, when Konrad Ernest Maximilan ruled. This included the creation of the huge east face and the main entrance, the splendid Maximilian Hall and several Baroque rooms, and also the gate building, where the library could be found. The Second Castle reconstruction took place between 1909 and 1923. The intention of the owner at the time, Hans Heinrich XV, was to transform Ksiaz into a true baronial mansion. The castle was enlarged at the time by the north and west wings, to which two tours were built. Unfavourable political circumstances (the First World War and economic crisis), and the Hochbergs’ personal problems, prevented the reconstruction from being finished; difficulties in Germany led to financial collapse. During the Second World War, when the paramilitary Todt Organization turned the Castle into solidiers’ quarters, part of the former Hochberg residence was drastically destroyed, and its furnishings were removed. At two levels under the Castle (15 and 50 metres), prisoners from the Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp dug huge tunnels, part of the Riese (Giant) complex that was built in the Sowa Mountains. To this day, the purpose of the tunnels is shrouded in mystery. It has been assumed that a munitions factory or chemical laboratory was to be founded there, and that Ksiaz itself was to become one of the Fuhrer’s quarters. The underground works were partly hidden by Hitler’s soldiers in the war’s final months. On 8 May 1945, the Castle was taken over by the Red Army, which set about causing further destruction, including the removal of part of the library collection. In the years after the war, the Castle experienced still more devastation. Only in the 1950s did Ksiaz receive protection from the regional conservator of Historic Monuments, and during the 1970s the first renovation work began. Since 1991, the Castle has been managed, on behalf of Wałbrzych’s local government, by Ksiaz Castle in Wałbrzych Ltd. The duality of Ksiaz Castle: an essential tourist asset: Ksiaz Castle has often been identified with the Ksiaz Landscape Park, the forest expanse from which it appears, like a ship sailing on an endless green sea. To this day, the former residence of the Hochbergs bears the hallmarks of the times when aristocrats ruled: the castle gates are protected by royal lions, the wide Honorary Courtyard is surrounded by the figures of mythological gods, and the castle exterior suggests that an enchanted dwelling lies within. The Maximilian Hall, resplendent with gold, is used for official purposes: honorary galas, official openings, and prestigious award ceremonies. A short distance from the Castle, there is a further suggestion of the days of nobility at the Ksiaz Stud Farm, where the most illustrious specimens of horses (those bought by Arab sheiks), may be found. Ksiaz Castle, however, has yet another face – dark and impenetrable. It is viewed as one of Lower Silesia’s great mysteries. The ultimate purpose of the Nazi reconstruction work has never been identified, although it is known that Adolf Hitler himself wanted to turn it into his headquarters. The tunnel network, dug by prisoners, has been the subject of stories, legends and conspiracy theories – clouding the picture even further. Without a doubt, one of the firmest beliefs that have taken hold is that the stolen treasure of the region’s people is buried under the courtyard.
Ksiaz Castle - Zamek Książ
Książ (Polish: Zamek Książ, German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is the largest castle in the Silesia region, located north of Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It lies within Książ Landscape Park, a protected area which is part of the Waldenburg Mountains. The castle overlooks the gorge of the Pełcznica river and is one of the Wałbrzych's main tourist attractions.
14.Etude No.2 in f-moll, Op.25 (The Bees)
Night Life in the Książ Landscape Park
Night Life in the Książ Landscape Park: Whatever the weather, whole families of animals take their evening stroll here.
Visit Książ Castle and take a walk here!
Książ Schloss Fürstenstein (room of Hitler)
Książ (German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is a castle in Silesia, Poland near the town of Wałbrzych. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Książ Landscape Park.
Książański Park Krajobrazowy - jesień (+Stary Książ i Zamek Książ)
Książański Park Krajobrazowy - jesień (+Stary Książ i Zamek Książ)
Rezerwat przyrody Przełomy pod Książem
Zamek Stary Książ
Zamek Książ. Schloss Fürstenstein. Książ Castle
Książ (German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is a castle in Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Książ Landscape Park, overlooks the Pełcznica River and is one of the city's main tourist attractions.
Das Schloss Fürstenstein (schlesisch Schlessla Ferschtensteen, auch Burg Fürstenstein; polnisch Zamek Książ) ist das größte Schloss Schlesiens. Es liegt nördlich der Stadt Wałbrzych (Waldenburg) in der Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien in Polen.
Na skrzypcach gra Wojciech Czemplik
Zamek Książ Wałbrzych, wieża widokowa
Książ Castle XXVII Flower and Art Festival Ksiaz Castle 2015
Come to a gathering marked by garlands of flowers, wonderful artistic performances, elaborate floral arrangements: a true feast of colours. For the 27th time, in the enchanted setting of Książ Castle in the Książ Landscape Park, a true celebration of flowers will take place. For four days this year, from 30 April to 3 May, we will play host to over 250 exhibitors, talented florists, bonsai masters and serious artists. All that you may feel is wanting, this year, is… time, to experience the whole festival.
Nola visiting Książ castle
Książ is a castle in Silesia, Poland near the town of Wałbrzych. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Książ Landscape Park. Wikipedia
Zamek Książ (Wałbrzych)
Po pracy w tak pięknym miejscu można sobie pozwolić na chwile podziwiania czegoś tak pięknego jak widok z wieży Zamku Książ w Wałbrzychu. :)
Książ (niem. Fürstenstein) -- zespół rezydencjalny znajdujący się w Wałbrzychu w dzielnicy Książ, na terenie Książańskiego Parku Krajobrazowego, wchodzi także w skład Szlaku Zamków Piastowskich. Obejmuje trzeci co do wielkości zamek w Polsce (po zamku w Malborku i Zamku Królewskim na Wawelu). Jego niewielka część, w tym znajdujący się w części centralnej zamek piastowski, jest udostępniona zwiedzającym. Zespół zamkowy stanowi administracyjnie część miasta Wałbrzych
Książ (German: Schloss Fürstenstein) is a castle in Silesia, Poland in Wałbrzych. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Książ Landscape Park.
Das Schloss Fürstenstein (schlesisch Schlessla Ferschtensteen, auch Burg Fürstenstein; polnisch Zamek Książ) ist das größte Schloss Schlesiens. Es liegt im Norden der Stadt Wałbrzych in der Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien in Polen.
Кщёнж (пол. Książ) или Фюрстенштейн (нем. Fürstenstein) — крупнейший замок Силезии и третий по величине в Польше после Мальборка и Вавеля. Расположен на охраняемой природной территории неподалёку от Валбжиха.
Le château Fürstenstein (en allemand : Schloß Fürstenstein; en silésien : Schlessla Ferschtensteen; en polonais : Zamek Książ) est le château le plus important de Silésie, aujourd'hui en Pologne. Il se trouve près de Wałbrzych (avant 1946: Waldenburg).
Golden train exists . Walbrzych in Poland
Take a look at the end of film.
Maybe everybody are looking in wrong place.
Maybe some persn have found the treasure.
Książ - The Castle, Palm House and Stud Farm (Poland)
Here's a few photographs of the Książ Castle, it's Książ Gardens, with vast views of the Książ Landscape Park I have also ventured to on my way from Świebodzice to Książ. Oh, there's also the Palm House and Stud Farm, the latter being one of the largest in Poland from what I remember. Enjoy.
During my summer travels, one day I took the train from Brzeg to Wrocław and then to Świebodzice. I was quite ill that day, but it was worth it for the sites, and plus the train tickets were already bought.
ODESZA - It's Only (Instrumental)
LEMiNNO - Voyage
góry wałbrzyskie, Park Krajobrazowy Sudetów Wałbrzyskich
Temat filmu: góry wałbrzyskie
Conference Centre in Castle Książ
Modern and unique Conference Centre in Książ Castle offers more than 1,000 seats in 25 rooms (from 10 to 300 people).
An innovative audiovisual system has been implemented here, allowing a speaker to conduct one or more presentations in this complex of four adjacent rooms, which according to need may serve as individual spaces or as a whole. The management of this audio-visual system takes place with the help of a portable tablet as well as cordless technology. An essential feature is the camera which transmits the speaker’s presentation, in real time, to other rooms in use. Thanks to this solution, a multi-media conference can be organized in the four rooms, for up to 200 people. The considerable training capability of the newly-opened facilities on this floor must also be mentioned. Its unique architectural and spatial arrangement allows for up to eleven training sessions to take place at once in as many fully-equipped rooms, with a total floor area of 454 square metres. Of course, as befits a European-class facility, there is wireless access to high-speed Internet throughout the Centre.
A particularly attractive adaptation is the circular table in each of the castle’s two rotundas. Each station is equipped with a system of connections that makes it possible to use one’s laptop comfortably, a place for a speaker which also allows for cordless control of the screens installed in the room, and thus to present materials to all participants.
Today, Książ Castle features more than the breathtaking views that it affords of the woodland expanse of the surrounding landscape park. With the renovation of the third floor of the Hochbergs’ former residence, conferences may be organized in this historically rich setting -- making use of the most modern technology.
Książ Castle XXVI Festiwal Kwiatów i Sztuki (2014)
The Most Colourful Event in the Region!
Come to a gathering marked by garlands of flowers, wonderful artistic performances, elaborate floral arrangements: a true feast of colours. In the enchanted setting of Książ Castle in the Książ Landscape Park, a true celebration of flowers will take place. Every long May weekend we play host to over 250 exhibitors, talented florists, bonsai masters and serious artists. All that you may feel is wanting, every year, is… time, to experience the whole festival.
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