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Ksiaz Castle – Loacted in Walbrzych, Silesia in Poland




Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

Ksiaz is a castle that is located in Walbrzych, Silesia in Poland.

Overview of Ksiaz Castle

• It was constructed in 1288-1292.
• It was built under Bolko I the Strict.
• It lies within a protected area which is called Ksiaz Landscape Park.
• The original fortification was destroyed in the year 1263.
• Ottokar II of Bohemia destroyed it.
• Bolko I, Duke of Swidnica and Jawor constructed a new castle in its place between 1288 and 1292.
• Duke Bolko II of Swidnica died in 1368.
• After his wife Agnes’s death in the year 1392 King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia obtained the castle.
• In 1401 Janko z Chociemic obtained the castle.
• The castle was occupied by Bohemian Hussites in between 1428-1429.
• Birka z Nasiedla obtained the castle from the Bohemian crown in the year 1464.
• He then sold it to Hans von Schellendorf.
• This second castle was destroyed in 1482.
• This was done by Georg von Stein.
• Von Hoberg obtained the castle hill in the year 1509 Konrad I.
• 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.
• All artifacts were lost or destroyed.

Opening times of Ticket Office
1 April – 30 September
• Monday – Friday:: – ticket office is opened between 10 am – 5 pm
• Saturday – Sunday:: – ticket office is opened between 10 am – 6 pm
1 October – 31 March
• Monday: – the castle is closed for visitors
• Tuesday – Friday:- ticket office is opened between 10 am – 3 pm
• Saturday – Sunday: – ticket office is opened between 10 am – 4 pm
Ksiaz Castle is closed on:
– First day of Easter ( it depends on year)
– All Saint’s day – 01.11.
– First day of Christmas – 25.12.
– New Year’s Eve – 01.01.

Route of Touring

Barock Ksiaz Castle:
• Normal ticket (PLN):25,00
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 20,00
Hochberg family route
• Normal ticket (PLN):27,00
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 22,00
From Piast’s into the Second World War route
• Normal ticket (PLN):30,00
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 25,00
Daisy’s route – The Castle + Terraces + Park
• Normal ticket (PLN):40,00
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 35,00
Extra ticket for sightseeing with a guide
Tower
• Normal ticket (PLN):10,00 PLN
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 7,00 PLN

Individual Sightseeing
Terraces
• Normal ticket (PLN):10,00 PLN
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 7,00 PLN
Castle + Terraces
• Normal ticket (PLN):18,00 PLN
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 13,00 PLN
The Castle + Terraces + Stables
• Normal ticket (PLN):23,00 PLN
• Half – price ticket (PLN): 16,00 PLN

Sightseeing Routes

1. Route “The baroque Ksi?? castle”: Estimated time: about 30 min.
2. Route: “On the tracks of the Hochberg’s”: Estimated time: about 50 min.
3. Route: “From the Piast dynasty to the mysteries of the World War II”: Estimated time: about 70 min.
4. Route: “Route of Daisy: castle, terraces, park”: Estimated time: about 120 min.

Sports in Poland

• Mountain hikes
• Water sports
• Skiing
• Horse riding
• Cycling
• First bungee jump
• Paintball encounter
• Rock climbing

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs at ksiazcastle.com
blogs at en.ksiaz.walbrzych.pl
blogs at polandforvisitors.com

Images and photos of Poland

images at google.com
images at wikipedia.org
images at en.ksiaz.walbrzych.pl
images at ksiazcastle.com

Videos of Poland





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