Karpniki Castle

Karpniki, Poland

The village of Karpniki, situated at the foot of the Sokole Mountains, is mentioned for the first time in the 14th century. The castle, whose history dates back to the 15th century, lies amidst the picturesque scenery of the mountainous landform and the surrounding hills and is connected with distinguished Silesian families. 

The castle was redecorated in a Neogothic style in 1844 according to the plans of Friedrich August Stüler for Prince Wilhelm of Prussia who had purchased the estate in 1822. His brother, King Frederick William III, visited him several times and in 1831 bought nearby Erdmannsdorf Estate for himself, and in 1839 Wojanów (Schildau) Castle for his daughter Princess Louise of the Netherlands. Jelenia Góra Valley became a royal hideaway. The prince's daughter, Marie of Prussia, had her confirmation in the Lutheran Fischbach church in the spring of 1842, with King Frederick William IV and his wife Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria being present, as well as their nephew, the Bavarian Crown Prince and later King Maximilian II, Marie's fiancé, whom she married later that year. The following year their first son was born, who became the famous king Ludwig II.

Today Karpniki castle is a luxury hotel.



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Łąkowa 1, Karpniki, Poland
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Founded: 15th
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Dorota Konchevska (2 years ago)
Food is divine, so as service. The waitress was so nice … its actually not as expensive as I thought it would be! I will b back. Thank you:)
Ada Andruszkiewicz (2 years ago)
Wonderful place! Authentic castle in a beautiful scenery. Delicious food and lovely service. Thank you for a fabulous evening.
Ben Hunt (2 years ago)
It's a cool castle with a moat on a nice piece of land. There's nice dogs and a old timey hot tub. I didn't stay at the hotel
Bernard van der Haegen (3 years ago)
This was by ways the best place we staid. Rooms were large. Beds comfortable and the bathroom very clean. The inside of the castle is beautiful. The decoration is really great. It's like a jump into the past. Around the castle there is a beautiful park, with small lakes and paths along the water. There is a nice restaurant where they serve excellent food, wine, beer and cocktails. There is a hammam, sauna and a small warm water pool outside. He only downside was that there was loud music in the sauna, only one of the two saunas open (we were 6 people wishing to get into the sauna but only two people were allowed inside) and that the sauna is only open in the evening. Really worth the detour.
Lior Orkin (3 years ago)
This gorgeous castle with a delicious restaurant is a must visit place if you are in the area. Highly recommend you to stay a night at one of the rooms and spend some time walking around the castle and explore the different castle rooms and areas. One of the best hotels we ever visited! 10/10
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