Kamieniec Zabkowicki Palace

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Kamieniec Zabkowicki Palace

Kamieniec Zabkowicki Palace
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A 19th century neo-Gothic castle, designed by the renowned architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel for the princess Marianne von Oranien-Nassau.
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,382 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The palace in Kamieniec Ząbkowicki is an architectural pearl of Lower Silesia and the best example of neo-Gothic architecture. It was built in the first half of the 19th century on the initiative of Princess Marianna of Orange (1810 - 1883) on the basis of a preliminary design by architect Karl Schinkel, and after his death the plans were implemented by his student - the young architect Ferdinand Martius.
Sad it was so devastated but now is being rebuilt. Really interesting visit.
Written June 6, 2021
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OliviaK
Portland, OR78 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
The castle was burnt to the ground by the Russians and pillaged and plundered more times then it could be salvaged by the local towns people.

Finally in the 20th century b.c of the European Union funding this historic landmark to be restored to it's former glory has is become the wonder and beauty it once was.

If you are in the area definitely worth looking at although the tour leader isn't to stoked about his job and it is lead in only Polish. He really lacked the enthusiasm needed to bring the times of this castle back alive . The times of secrecy, feasts,balls , monarchy and everything else that encompassed the times of when the castle was at it's reign.

Also, the tour is led in Polish only but definitely worth seeing. I would give it 5 stars if not for the lousy tour guide. ;3
Written February 2, 2015
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Wolszczak
Warsaw, Poland1,693 contributions
May 2012 • Family
I have read the history of the castle and not only origins are amazing, but also the recent battles on ideas how to restore this large size monument. One can see the castle from almost 50km. It's on a small hill, in a forest, covered with bushes and trees. Surprisngly there was some renovation work done, so there is a new entrance from one side, some interiors build. Yet in general, the place is a castle ruin with so much potential that the money needed to capitalize on it is simply too big.

It's a good idea to stop the car near the monastery, walk around the town and complete the day trip by walking around the castle. There used to be an option to call for a guide, but in 2012 it was not feasible.
Written March 21, 2013
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bokad
Middle East121 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This castle looks lovely from the outside but it's not really worth taking the tour. The inside is almost completely empty inside. Flat white plastered walls and nothing else. Very very few historic items/furniture/decoration. Also, only a very small amount of information is available in English. Tour guide speaks Polish only. For your time and money there are much nicer and better restored castles in the area.
Written January 9, 2017
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Marek_ZG
Zielona Gora, Poland1,432 contributions
Aug 2020
No visit to this part of Poland can be complete without a visit to Kamieniec Ząbkowicki Palace. Some parts of it are still under construction but it will impress you anyway!
Written August 22, 2020
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Anton S
Wroclaw, Poland2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very interesting place and, living history and knowledgeable guides! I go highly recommend! Can be visited few times as renovation is ongoing in iterations yearly!
Written June 25, 2018
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Dominika W
Warsaw, Poland75 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Discovered by chance while browsing the net for places worth visiting nearby Klodzko (great website btw). Palace buiding by well known architect Karl Schinkel. Beautiful terraced garden. Absolutely stunning panoramic view of the mountains from the balcony (and from one of the towers which as our guide assured us will be open to public in short 3 years). Beautiful even in bad weather. And that is only an addition to the affairs of the court and les affairs de cour of original owner princess Marianne of Orange Nassau.
Due to heavy destruction and plundering almost in ruins from 1940s to early XXI centaury. Still in renovation but impressive what was achieved in 5 years. True that inside rather bare but that lets imagination run wild and multimedia exhibition is available.
Spot not to miss when in Klodzko or even Wroclaw (1 hour drive, decent road). Money well spent.
Written May 17, 2018
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milet
Wroclaw75 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
A trip into the XIX-century past. A beautiful palace, which revokes the memory of princess and prices coming to a ball in horse carriages, dressed in beuatiful gowns and tail-coats...
That is your experience in this once beautiful castle, now still impressive from outside but still heavily damaged (by Russian soldiers shortly after WWII) inside.
Written April 11, 2017
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david_k_allen
Plymouth, UK24 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Hidden away in lower Silesia are some enchanting places to visit. Whist not having the Disney World effect castles of Mad Ludwig's Bavaria the Dolnoslask has some pretty impressive places of its own, including the kamieniec Zabkowicki palac. Cosidering that during its time it has been evacuated, looted , set fire to and left to rot it is in pretty good condition now and well worth a visit, however when the restoration work is finally completed it will be phenominal. The grounds with the fountain etc are a wonderful place to spend a day exploring. There is a cafe in the castle too, and a loo, but one word of warning; there is no lock on the door and little old Polish ladies take no prisoners if they feel their need is greater than yours. Ask my wife who was unceremoniously turfed out of the loo by one such desparate senior!
Written May 23, 2016
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