Viewed in the vampire fog of autumn, there is a magic here that awes and inspires in equal measure. As curious stories unfold, ‘ghosts’ drift out of the darkness to lightly brush against the shoulder or cackle in the ear before retreating in the shadows and vanishing from view – immersed in the intensity of this spooky castle, the effect is surprising in the genuine depth of its hair razing terror.
Around 700 crates of artwork were smuggled out of Łańcut castle towards the end of WWII by the aristocratic Potocki family to avoid falling into the hands of advancing Red Army soldiers. The pieces were then sold off in dribs and drabs until noble businessman Maciej Radziwiłł found 20 surviving paintings in the Peruvian capital.
Mysterious castles, sweeping landscapes and bombastic cathedrals all feature in this ground-breaking work.
The excavations carried out at the castle in Olsztyn and the hill it stands on shed fascinating light on Neanderthal life thousands of years ago.
Production company will shoot a new series based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski at locations in Poland.
The designs painted in a polychrome technique of patterned curtains and forest motifs were found at the magical 13th century Książ Castle.
Taken in the 1930s by a tourist to what was then Schloss Fürstenstein the pictures provide historians with valuable information on the castle’s interiors.
The wedding was the first time in nearly 100 years that a Hochberg-Pless got married in Książ Castle.
Not far from the town of Leszno, exploring the castle's many nooks and corners the sensation is of walking through a magical, dreamlike kingdom that’s not entirely of this world.
The tunnels, built 15-to-50m below ground level and supervised by senior Nazi Fritz Todt, could contain looted treasure, secret documents and even chemical weapons laboratories.