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Castles and Palaces in Poland (with pictures)


OP pawian 161 | 9,906
15 Sep 2019  #121
Bigger things were restored from the scratch so technically Crossaxe restoration isn`t a problem.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
15 Sep 2019  #122
Another palace, this time The Palace on the Isle in Warsaw's Ɓazienki Park:







Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
15 Sep 2019  #123
Thanks for the photos, all great!
Joker 1 | 1,113
16 Sep 2019  #124
@Miloslaw
I've been taking 100s of pics, total tourist!😊



Joker 1 | 1,113
16 Sep 2019  #125
@Miloslaw
It comical how these euros get so jealous that I'm in Poland. Not the actual ppl that live here, but the PF babies.
Here's some more pics from the castle yesterday.

How did I get these pics then???? Lol









Dougpol1 30 | 3,046
16 Sep 2019  #126
these pics then

Very suspicious joker .....blue skies in September?

Only kidding...glad you're having a nice time back in the old country.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
16 Sep 2019  #127
A couple more castles from PoznaƄ and Przemyƛl:


  • PoznaƄ Royal Castle

  • Casimir Castle, Przemyƛl

  • Casimir Castle, Przemyƛl
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
16 Sep 2019  #128
Here's some more pics from the castle yesterday.

Yes, it it is still Crossaxe. Nice.

PoznaƄ Royal Castle

This one is controvercial to historians coz it was reconstructed from a scratch and they claim it was all made up.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
16 Sep 2019  #129
it was reconstructed from a scratch

I knew that it was mostly destroyed in WW2.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
16 Sep 2019  #130
A couple more castles from PoznaƄ and Przemyƛl

Snow on the ground in the first pic.... you can't be in Poland.......

Pam, I am just having a dig at Jokers "Non believers"..... :-)
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
16 Sep 2019  #131
I knew that it was mostly destroyed in WW2.

Nope, it had been devastated much earlier. What got destroyed in WW2 was only two simple buildings built in 19th century. Historians claim the restored castle is ahistorical. Sort of Disneyland for the mass tourist with zero knowledge. :)

There is a great site about Polish castles, with very detailed commentary and description

zamkipolskie.com/pozn/pozn.html


  • Two buildings before the war

  • See what was reconstructed from the scratch after a few centuries of no existence.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
16 Sep 2019  #132
What got destroyed in WW2 was only two simple buildings built in 19th century.

Ok, thanks for that info and for the link to the castle site, I've bookmarked it as it looks great, lovely pics of Moszna on there!! :) I can put more castles on my 'to see' list.

Wow, that's a really huge difference in how the castle looked before WW2!
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
17 Sep 2019  #133
lovely pics of Moszna on there!!

Yes, theirs are nice. Look at the details, though.









OP pawian 161 | 9,906
17 Sep 2019  #134
Interiors of Moszna castle. BTW, a funny name. :):):)







Lenka 3 | 1,545
17 Sep 2019  #135
My friend had therapy there and I saw it then. It still needs a lot of investment.
Not my taste though a lot of the time
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
17 Sep 2019  #136
My friend had therapy there and I saw it then

Yes, I think I saw her. One of the therapy points was to draw or paint the images of the castle:



Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
18 Sep 2019  #137
Look at the details, though.

It's a beautiful castle, remember the skeleton from the riddles thread! Gargoyles too!

Interiors of Moszna castle.

That wooden ceiling is beautiful, as is the staircase. Amazing craftmanship.
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
18 Sep 2019  #138
If you like them so much...
PS. I took more photos but later on I found out my camera had had wrong settings and it badly influenced the quality.







OP pawian 161 | 9,906
18 Sep 2019  #139
Of course, let`s not forget it was built by/for aristocratic Germans in 19th century, not Poles.

Amazing craftmanship.

Survived the WW2 in a good condition except the interiors damaged by the Red Army troops. I tried to find some detailed info about it but it is too general. We may presume that woodwork which you like so much is post WW2.

The short period of the Soviet control caused significant damage to the castle's internal fittings in comparison to the minor damage caused by World War II.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
20 Sep 2019  #140
it badly influenced the quality.

Yes, I see what you mean but thanks for posting them :)

let`s not forget it was built by/for aristocratic Germans in 19th century, not Poles.

Yes, but it's still a beautiful castle nonetheless. There are other equally beautiful castles in Poland too!
Ziemowit 12 | 3,588
20 Sep 2019  #141
Here is a non-existent palace (palatium) in PoznaƄ. This is the visualisation of the first palace in PoznaƄ built by Mieszko I, first ruler of Poland. Archeological traces of the palce suggest that the chapel had been built before the baptism of Mieszko I in 966 which fact seems to be one of the mysteries of the State of the first Piasts of Poland.

palatium

Here is where the palatium was situated shown against the existent Church of the Virgin Mary in PoznaƄ:

miejsce
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
21 Sep 2019  #142
What do you think about the result of this renovation.

The old castle in Pieskowa SkaƂa:

before and after the renovation. Don`t you think the castle lost its atmosphere?





Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
21 Sep 2019  #143
suggest that the chapel had been built before the baptism of Mieszko I in 966

I've read a couple of articles about this, it seems likely to have been Poland's first Christian place of worship. I've also read the Wiki article about the Palatium, all very interesting.

Don`t you think the castle lost its atmosphere?

I don't like that at all. It look too 'new', almost as if it were a block of flats or similar. I preferred it before the renovation!
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
26 Sep 2019  #144
More of Lublin Castle:


  • The interior is now a museum

  • The donjon ( tower ) dates from the 13th Century

  • Interior courtyard
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
26 Sep 2019  #145
if it were a block of flats or similar. I preferred it before the renovation!

That block of flats resemblance is really disgusting to someone who knows how it looked before.

More of Lublin Castle:

Whenever I see that castle, it reminds me of that Indian Taj Mahal. Also, I recall the old game Civilisation in which you could choose the style for your Palace.



Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
28 Sep 2019  #146
reminds me of that Indian Taj Mahal.

Yep, I see that too, doesn't particularly look like a 'Polish' castle at all.
I have been looking at castles from that link of yours, and I also want to see GoƂuchów and Nowy Wiƛnicz castles too. So many castles, so little time...........
OP pawian 161 | 9,906
28 Sep 2019  #147
Nowy Wiƛnicz

When we visited it in 2011, it has just been retrieved by the old owners` family and renovated but they hadn`t managed to furnish the interiors so it looked empty inside. The exterior was impressive, though.









OP pawian 161 | 9,906
28 Sep 2019  #148
A site showing pics of 30 known castles in Poland - easy pill.
podroze.onet.pl/gdzie-na-weekend/zamki-w-polsce-ktore-warto-zobaczyc/dp92bvr

More of Nowy Wiƛnicz









OP pawian 161 | 9,906
29 Sep 2019  #149
The last series









Ironside 48 | 9,788
29 Sep 2019  #150
the old owners` family

Those should be all given back. Zamoyscy should be given their estates and lands long time ago.


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