VIDEO: Measuring around 13.5 centimetres in length and width, archeologists have been left puzzling over who carved the game, with theories ranging from 16th century construction workers through to children and servants.
Awarded to places rated highest by Google’s users, the castles and palaces have been crowned with the Pins to signify their popularity and essential touristic value.
It is under clear summer skies that Lublin is at its finest – an almost genteel quaintness that becomes instantly apparent when exploring its hushed, shaded courtyards and winding, little streets.
Described by as “a perfect example of the military architecture of the Teutonic Order” and “one of the best preserved”, potential buyers will find a castle perched on a 1.7 hectare plot and surrounded by 10 hectares of its own adjacent land.
The sketch in oil was painted by Jan Matejko in around 1874 as a preliminary study for his iconic work Prussian Homage and offers a fascinating insight into the artist's creative process.
Taken in the 1930s by a French WWI veteran visiting the country, the candid pictures offer a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past.
Costing a cool PLN 19 million, the project in Strzelin was authored by Maciej Małachowicz, an architect who has previously overseen several historical reconstructions, among them the castle in Będzin and the Pod Złotym Psem tenement in Wrocław.
Set in the village of Barciany, the 14th century castle costs the same as eight small apartments in Warsaw and according to the estate agent the price is negotiable.
Jim Parton converted the 700-year-old building into a family home for their six children, a place to stay for tourists wanting that little bit extra and also the improbable location of an international rugby festival.
Belonging to the Polish saint Władysław I the Holy, the bones were discovered in an ossuary in Bory Castle in Székesfehérvá.