Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Walbrzych

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Get to know the history of "the pearl of Lower Silesia" and its residents at Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu. The original castle was built on a rock cliff surrounded by the forest in the 13th century, and it was reconstructed in the 18th century. Follow the tracks of the Hochberg's through the Baroque salons, along the rock of fortune, onto the terraces, and into a tunnel. Nazi Germans built the tunnel 15 m (49 ft) under the castle during World War II. The castle also houses an art gallery, two restaurants, and three hotels. Additional attractions include the entrance to the castle tower, castle stables, coach house, tomb chapel, and indoor arena built entirely of larchwood without any nails. Make Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu part of your personalized Walbrzych itinerary using our Walbrzych trip planner.
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  • Ksiaz is a beautiful castle with an interesting history and underground tunnel tour. It's a little over an hour by train from Wroclaw, and then you can take a bus or taxi from the train station. If... 
    Ksiaz is a beautiful castle with an interesting history and underground tunnel tour. It's a little over an hour by train from Wroclaw, and then you can take a bus or taxi from the train station. If...  more »
  • We only visited the outside as didn't have time to spent time going inside. This decision was the right one after reading the reviews about the non English audio or unwillingness to speak other... 
    We only visited the outside as didn't have time to spent time going inside. This decision was the right one after reading the reviews about the non English audio or unwillingness to speak other...  more »
  • An armored train with Nazi looted gold is to be kept in the basement of Ksiaz Castle. We found out on the Internet that the chateau made part of the underground accessible. We arrived there in the... 
    An armored train with Nazi looted gold is to be kept in the basement of Ksiaz Castle. We found out on the Internet that the chateau made part of the underground accessible. We arrived there in the...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle very well preserved. Better book hotel rooms within the castle terrain, as this will give you not just proximity to the castle itself, but also tickets to visit the castle and gardens. To visit the underground attraction you need to buy the tickets, and better do it in advance as they're sold very fast. So if you stay at any of the three hotels within the castle terrain you can buy them at their reception. I stayed at the Książ hotel, and it was great, not just the breakfast buffet, but also their restaurant and very clean rooms. Highly recommended.
  • What a lovely place. The Castle is not very old since new owners kept renovating and doing stuff but it's garden, location, hills and greenness there..... is wow. You need to go there earlier if you want to visit all the sightseeing they have. Takes more than 7-8 hours I guess
  • Such a beautiful place full of mysteries and an interesting history. Although as big as it seemed from the outside you can be a bit disappointed going inside. You only have an opportunity to see a few really small rooms. They are very nicely decorated tho.
  • A beautiful and right of history kind of castle. There is also a beautiful garden and other things to visit! I also personally recommend to take the audio tour of the castle and tunnels, it's amazing!
  • This is a lovely castle, with a lot of history. Much of the interiors are unadorned compared to what they were, but the setting is stunning. It feels like stepping back in time, especially in the fall. There are paths to walk the grounds and access from the road is simple and scenic.

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