Ksiaz Castle: A History Steeped in Mystery

Poland, Walbrzych Guide (B): Ksiaz Castle: A History Steeped in Mystery

As many of you may know we love castles here at Wyld family Travel and Polish castles are no different. We seek them out as much as we can, wherever we can. Whether it is a ruined castle or a grand palace they all have such a history to tell. Their stories may seem similar …built, ruined, family tragedy, conquered and then left to the elements only then to be rediscovered and restored. In their stories, there is always that one thing that separates them from the others and this was no different for Zamek Książ or Ksiaz Castle, one of the most mysterious Polish castles.

We drove into the grounds of Książ Castle (Zamek is the Polish for Castle) through the forest and even though it was winter and the forest was a little bare you could still see why the Royals picked this place for a home in the Polish landscape. I could easily imagine how beautiful it would look in the spring full of new growth and new life.

As we went down the road to the car park you could only catch a slight glimpse of the Książ Castle through the trees every now and then, standing tall in the Polish landscape from the river called Pelcznica or Pełcznica in Polish, below. The colours of Zamek Książ immediately stuck out to me. The pink had the girls in love as soon as they caught their first glimpse. As there was no one behind us we could drive slowly down the road and take it all in. I can completely understand why Royals pick places like this to build their castles, it was absolutely stunning. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ksiaz Castle: A History Steeped in Mystery
Guide Location: Poland » Walbrzych
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ksiaz Castle  
Author: Mark Wyld
Read it on author's website: https://wyldfamilytravel.com/ksiaz-castle-a-history-steeped-in-mystery/