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.”
The mysterious village of Łupków has a rich history but nearly all remnants of the settlement were destroyed after WWII with just the church foundation, bell tower and cemetery remaining.
The photo mysteriously appeared on the fire brigade’s social media after they were photographed tackling a blaze in the village of Małdyty in northern Poland.
The thousands of 900-year-old riches which include coins and jewellery rumoured to have belonged to a Ruthenian princess and sister-in-law of 12-century Polish king Bolesław the Wrymouth were discovered in the small village of Słuszków, near Kalisz.
For decades rumours of a haul of weapons buried by so-called ‘Cursed Soldiers’ at the end of WWII had been circulating around the village of Morawin northeast of Kalisz.
Locals decided to cheer up their bus stop in the picturesque village of Skajboty, north Poland, by giving it a facelift.
Ryszard Kałaczyński, who became a local hero in 2015 when he got into the Guinness Book of Records for running 366 marathons in as many days, says he now wants to make his village ‘famous again’ by completing the staggering 100 Ironman Triathlon challenge.
The seven-year-old child was trying to warn his parents of approaching German troops when he was gunned down and later buried alive.
From an affably eccentric farmhouse in the village of Poźrzadło to the spectacular greenery and glittering lakes of Łagów ten minutes away, life here is something to be savoured and remembered.
The deposits are thought to consist of a tonne of pure gold along with 5,000 tonnes of gold ore.