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Castles and Palaces in Poland (with pictures)

OP pawian 176 | 14,299
13 Jan 2013 #91
Thanks but to be honest, educating is my vocation and duty.

Castles and Other Palaces of Poland

After an astounding success of this thread I decided to widen the perspective and take a look at palaces in Poland. I hope you will enjoy it as much as the castle thread. Thank you for contributing.

There are a few palaces in Poland but the greatest palace is located in Wilanów, Warsaw, the residence of Polish kings!


Bieganski 17 | 901
23 Jan 2013 #92
The one in Walewice is very stately as well.

And in true aristocratic fashion carries with it a Napoleonic scandal which resulted in a bastard child for the: - Countess Walewska
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
23 Jan 2013 #93
Wow! I didn`t know it happened there though Napoleon and Walewska is a known story here. Belongs to Polish pop culture!

As always, it is all about a Polish woman! :):):):)
Bieganski 17 | 901
23 Jan 2013 #94
From what I read she became pregnant in Vienna but had the child in Walewice.

I thought it was nice to have what seems to be happy ending whereby the offspring from the affair Alexandre Joseph "was legalised by the old count Athenasius and thus bore the name of the counts of Colonna-Walewski."
Suwka - | 21
23 Jan 2013 #95
I'm sorry, I don't know what's today with my comp!
this the site of Mickiewicz's Muzeum.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
25 Jan 2013 #96


Rogalin is primarily famous for its 18th-century baroque palace of the Raczyński family, and the adjacent Raczyński Art Gallery, housing a permanent exhibition of Polish and international paintings (including Paul Delaroche and Claude Monet and the famous Jan Matejko's large-scale painting Joanna d'Arc, see a fragment below). The gallery was started by Edward Aleksander Raczyński. Rogalin is also known for its putatively 1000-year-old oak trees (Polish: Dęby Rogalińskie) on the banks of the Warta.

Baranów Sandomierski in Poland

Reconstructed castle in Bobolice:

monia 3 | 212
30 Jan 2013 #97
Reconstructed castle in Bobolice:

Amazing piece of architecture and incredible reconstruction work . Very nice .

One advantage of comunism in Poland was that such castles became national treasures opened to everyone and serving to all people as museums, not just wealthy prince and his family . Nationalization in this sector was a boon for the people and the art itself.
Turbowicz 4 | 13
24 Jul 2014 #98
Merged: Zamki kresowe Rzeczypospolitej programs on YouTube

This video series, presented by art historian prof. Stanisław Nicieja, were produced by TVP3 Rzeszów. Very interesting, though sadly, content is low-def at 240p.

I visited Olesko in 2005 when travelling from Lwów to Równe on my way to osada Hallerowo, where our maternal grandparents lived until 10 February 1940.

Here's the program about Olesko and Podhorce, At the time, I wasn't aware that Podhorce was only 10 km away. Woulda gone there as well. Only a small part of the interior of Olesko was open when we stopped there, but the church across the highway was open. There was a small apple orchard near the church and several Ukrainian women were selling bruised and rotting apples that they had collected under the trees. We just gave them money and didn't take the apples.

About prof. Nicieja:

Slawomir Stanislaw Nicieja (b. October 4, 1948 in Strzegom) - Polish historian and art historian of XIX and XX century, a professor of humanities, rector of the University of Opole, Senator the Fifth Term.

Cześć od Andrzej.
12 Feb 2015 #99
Thank you to all that have entered information, and especially pictures here. I am currently reading 'POLAND' by Michener and there is so much information about the palaces and castles .. it certainly helps to be able to see many of them and imagine what the others must have looked like. So beautiful. Was never a place on my list to visit, but now is! Thank you!
Nastya - | 1
1 Sep 2015 #100
Merged: New life of the ancient beauty! (Niemodlin Castle in Poland)

I would recommend everybody to have a look at an ancient beauty - The Niemodlin Castle in Poland
I was really stunned with this castle breathtaking history.The place is absolutely amazing, it can't be missed by anyone who wants to see the real beauty of the past. I am totally sure that this is one of the most memorable and fascinating historic landmarks in Poland.

You can find more information, pictures and videous here: polishcastle .uk
smurf 39 | 1,981
1 Sep 2015 #101
The Niemodlin Castle

Add some photos then :)
jon357 66 | 16,965
1 Sep 2015 #102
Falkenburg as was. The castle itself is nice to visit but not anything remarkable. Fairly well preserved though and lived in until 1945. The real beauty is in the combination of the castle and its location.

Worth a visit if you happen to be near.
2 Sep 2015 #103
Bratwurst Boy :
The Poles can't stand any reminders of their german past and renamed it to "Malbork".
They did alot of renaming after '18 and '45.

The Germans can't stand any reminders of their slavic past and renamed many "german cities" like Lipsko (now Leipzig).Dresden,
Drezno, górnołuż. Drježdźany, czes. Drážïany, dawniej Drezdno (now germ.. Dresden) etc etc etc.

They did alot of renaming after XII century.
jon357 66 | 16,965
2 Sep 2015 #104
Given history, it's understandable why, but a bit of a shame when history is erased in that way. They even renamed Polnischer Neustadt into Prudnik. Here's a picture of Niemodlin/Falkenburg. And another of Prudnik Castle

  • Niemodlin

  • Prudnik
3 Sep 2015 #105
Jon235 : They even renamed Polnischer Neustadt into Prudnik.

Dear Jon235, Polnischer Neustadt can be translated as Polish Newcity (newtown), not German, and this is probably what you are not able to undersrtand
unfortunately. So it was natural to change the name of the city.
The Jews for example did a lot of renaming in the Middle East
jon357 66 | 16,965
3 Sep 2015 #106
this is probably what you are not able to undersrtand

I wonder why you think that. No need to rename the castle and town (or anywhere else at all).

So it was natural

No it wasn't. It was nationalistic and that is never 'natural'. It also insults the history of the castle.

The Jews for example did a lot of renaming in the Middle East

So what?

Anyway, you're trying to go off topic. Perhaps instead of trying to trying and failing to argue above your level as well as mentioning Israel for some odd reason, why not post an interesting picture of a castle or palace in Poland?
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
27 Sep 2015 #107
An expert on Polish castles runs a nice website, see the mini photo gallery of main structures

Pity only in Polish.

Krzyżtopór (CrossAxe) defensive palace functioned for a few years only, ruined by invading troops in 17 century, never rebuilt, though now plans exist.

NoToForeigners 10 | 1,049
13 Sep 2019 #108
moved from

This is real Europe (Poland) in 4k

Especially during Polska Złota Jesień
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,309
13 Sep 2019 #109
There are many 4k videos from Poland and, specifically, from Warsaw. I really like this stuff, so I will watch it on my TV later. Thanks.

Those shot from low flying drones are really amazing.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,141
13 Sep 2019 #110
This is real Europe (Poland) in 4k

Nice video.
Thanks for sharing.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
13 Sep 2019 #111
Yes, nice views, indeed.

The film also shows Teutonic Marlbork Castle in 1945. Compare then and today. Poles have preserved it very well.

Thanks but to be honest, educating is my vocation and duty.

Once a teacher, always a teacher. :):):)

Chemikiem 7 | 2,497
14 Sep 2019 #112
Poles have preserved it very well.

They have and the work is ongoing. There was restoration work going on when I was there a few years ago.
A few pics of Malbork of mine:

Chemikiem 7 | 2,497
14 Sep 2019 #113
More Polish castles!!

  • Lublin Castle

  • Lublin Castle

  • Lubomirski Castle in Rzeszów
Miloslaw 8 | 3,141
14 Sep 2019 #114
Nothing wronxg with that and so many to chose from :-)
Chemikiem 7 | 2,497
14 Sep 2019 #115
Yep, I've yet to visit Moszna and Książ castles, they're the ones I really want to see :)
Miloslaw 8 | 3,141
14 Sep 2019 #116
That is the thing about Poland, just when you think you have seen it all, something else comes up......
Chemikiem 7 | 2,497
15 Sep 2019 #117
And you have to force yourself to book another trip ;)

Oh well, onto palaces. Here are 3 of Wilanów Palace in Warsaw.

Joker 2 | 1,717
15 Sep 2019 #118
Hey Pawian, have you been to this castle?

Before they say I'm lying and delete this.

OP pawian 176 | 14,299
15 Sep 2019 #119
Yes, in 2007.

I read rumours about the plan to restore the place.
Crossaxe or Crossbattleaxe.

Joker 2 | 1,717
15 Sep 2019 #120
From what I heard they won't restore it because it was never finished. The Swedes and Russians destroyed it even more, so now they are just protecting what is left.

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