The dig at an old orangery in the palace grounds in the village of Minkowskie is being carried out by the Silesian Bridge Foundation which says it has a war diary written by a Waffen SS officer at the end of the war.
Treasure hunters say they have located 10 tonnes of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds that was stolen by SS chief Heinrich Himmler at the end of WWII in order to establish a Fourth Reich.
Attracting a specific clientele defined not by their wealth or success, but rather their attitude to life, it is a place of openness, creativity and boundless good times.
Passing the abandoned palace in Lower Silesian every day on his way to work, crop farmer Józef Żałobniak eventually decided to buy the place and turn it into a hotel spa saying: “I wanted to save it for other people to enjoy. That was my dream.”
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Zamoyski Museum is a palace located in Kozłówka, a village in the Lublin Voivodeship. It is a residence, where two families Bieliński and Zamoyski used to live.
Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Deciding the newly rebuilt palace interfered with their architectural concept, post-war planners placed the 8,000-tonne, 65-metre-long and 18-metre-wide palace on 16 tracks and then spent 49 days moving it to its current location.