The historic station of Boguszów-Gorce Zachód, just 1km west of the legendary Gold Train town of Wałbrych in Lower Silesia and close to the stunning Książ Castle, has undergone a major transformation to reclaim its former colour scheme as well as gain some delightful new features.
Originally opened in 1911, Café Berg was where locals would flock to drink beer, coffee and goat’s milk whilst enjoying concerts and views gazing down on gondoliers in the summer and ice skaters in the winter.
Particularly notable is the grand elevation of the main building. In the lower section, the granite plinth has been cleaned and in the upper section, a wooden cladding, characteristic of the Polish highland style of the region, has been laid. Between these two sections, a light coloured grooved plaster has been added.
VIDEO: Today, the station resembles the palatial grandeur of its heyday, allowing visitors to admire a historic building and feel the atmosphere of its majesty from the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
The news marks the latest twist to a remarkable story that saw the abandoned crossing make international news over summer after it was revealed that negotiations had been entered which would have seen the structure blown up as part of a film stunt in the new Mission Impossible film.
Measuring 13-metres high, costing nearly 14 million PLN to restore and with some piece weighing as much as 250kg, the 15th century altarpiece, the full name of which is the Altar of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding works of Gothic art in Europe.
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.”
Treasured by historians, the fortifications which formed a bulwark of Festung Krakau, an ambitious 19th century project that was to safeguard the city from further conquest, will now be turned into museums, art galleries, equestrian centres and tourist ‘hotspots’.
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The jacket belonging to a Wehrmacht Lance Corporal was discovered wrapped in an oiled cloth in the town of Lubań, in the southeast of the country.