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  • Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

    1. Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

    Begin this full-day tour of the Lower Silesia with a visit to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, undoubtedly one of the greatest monuments in the region. The 3rd largest castle in Poland, it is also known as “The Pearl of Lower Silesia,” and is nestled in the picturesque valley of the River Pelcznica. The castle boasts many different architectural styles. Its chambers once hosted distinguished guests, such as John Quincy Adams (one of the U.S.'s first presidents), Winston Churchill, and the emperors of both Germany and Russia. Visit the representative part, find out the history of the rise and fall of the family, hear about the incredible fortune, high society scandals, tragedies, and why the castle still holds some mysteries.  The final site on your tour is the marvelous Church of Peace in Swidnica, rightly earning its place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. A magnificent masterpiece ...

  • From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

    2. From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

    Discover the most famous spots of the Lower Silesia region on this 1-day guided tour from Wroclaw. Start the trip from your hotel in Wroclaw and head toward the Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica. The churches are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These unique, richly decorated churches were erected by the Silesian protestants in the 17th century after the Thirty Years War. Afterwards, drive to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland that dates all the way back to the 13th century. During your visit, you will admire antique interiors, towers, and French-style terraces. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll in the gardens surrounding the castle. After exploring the Ksiaz Castle, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

  • From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

    3. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

    Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful places in Lower Silesia. First, explore Ksiaz Castle. This is the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. For more than 400 years it belonged to one family, the Hochbergs, one of the richest and most famous families in Europe.  After you have explored the castle and grounds, your driver will take you back to Church of Peace in Swidnica, a journey that takes around 20 minutes. Thousands of tourists have visited the church, which is unlike anything you've seen before. With a unique history and aesthetic, it's a must-see for everybody who visits Wroclaw! After your day of exploring, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle. 

  • Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

    4. Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

    Krzyzowa is a former estate of Helmuth James von Moltke, where Kreisau Circle, one of the most famous resistance movements against the politics of the Third Reich was established. You will learn about the history of the crimes against the Polish people committed during the Second World War as well as the consequences it had on the German nation. The exhibition will present the history of Polish-German relations in the second part of the 20th century. The building currently belongs to the Krzyzowa Foundation, whose main goal is to promote a dialogue between the European nations. The Osówka Complex was part of a project conducted by the Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945 (code name Riese). The mysterious structure known as the underground city still hasn't revealed all of its secrets. Discover the biggest and the most complex Hitler headquarter in Lower Silesia.  Ksiaz Castle is the thir...

  • From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

    5. From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

    The Church of Peace in Świdnica is the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th Century amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Książ is the third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395 meters above sea level, the castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such a location corresponding to the size of the building is rare in E...

  • Wrocław: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Ksiaz Castle with Entry

    6. Wrocław: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Ksiaz Castle with Entry

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw. Arrive at the castle and take a careful look at its exterior. Admire its original and well-preserved architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance and Rococo architecture of this 13th-century castle. Explore the two nature preserves in the Ksiaz Landscape Park which surround the castle. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and this stunning display of natural beauty. Step inside the castle and discover its beautiful interiors. If you’ve selected the standard option,, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House to explore on your own. If you’ve selected the extended option, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House, park, and terraces to explore on your own. During the tour, you will also have time to take stunning photos.

  • Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

    7. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

    Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of ...

  • From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

    8. From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

    The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Wrocław between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. First, visit Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp to learn more about Nazi operations in this area. Watch a short film about the camp and spend time to see the interior exhibitions and the camp area. The maximum time for the camp is 2.5 hours.   Head to Książ Castle, one of the biggest castles in Poland, around a 30-minute drive from Gross-Rosen. Visit the castle’s rooms and beautiful gardens. For more than 400 years this castle belonged to the Von Hochberg family, one of the richest families in Europe. Learn all about the history of this place. After discovering the castle, start the drive back to your hotel, arriving after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle Private Transfer

    9. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle Private Transfer

    Start your tour from the lobby of your accomodation in Wroclaw. Here, your personal driver will be waiting to meet and greet you before embarking on your Ksiaz castle adventure. Take a peaceful 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the grounds of the Ksiaz castle where you are free to hop out and start exploring.  After you have explored the castle and the accompanying grounds your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle after a day of exploring. 

    The driver/guide Mikael (sorry if I misspelled his name) was smart, very laid back and cool. He was good company and a nice person. Great driver, and where he takes you is fantastic.

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What people are saying about Książ Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Trip great! Lower Silesia is beautiful in autumn! In addition, the weather was favorable, the sun allowed us to see the amazing colors of autumn on the beautiful hills. The Church of Peace in Świdnica undoubtedly deserves an honorable place on the UNESCO list - it is beautiful and the historic cemetery is enchanting. The Książ Castle and its gardens deserve to be called "Pearls of Lower Silesia". The Osówka complex left at the end of the trip stimulates reflection on the fate of the underground city builders and is still surrounded by an aura of mystery. We especially thank our guide Mr. Jakub for professionalism, extensive knowledge of the region and travel along the scenic route.

I would do the tour again anytime. Everything was there and the guide told an incredible amount about Lower Silesia. He showed me so much that I really want to come back here longer. Thank you for the nice day!

The driver/guide Mikael (sorry if I misspelled his name) was smart, very laid back and cool. He was good company and a nice person. Great driver, and where he takes you is fantastic.

Driver was very punctual, friendly. It was a pleasant ride! The tour was informative and very interesting!

Great adventure and very pleasant service that helps at any time. Great time!