Grodno Castle (formerly Kynsburg) is a castle located in the southern parts of the Wałbrzych Mountains, on the Choina Mountain (450 metres), standing to the left of the river Bystryca. The valley of this river, formerly known as the Silesian Valley, creates a natural boundary between the Owl Mountains and to the west of it the Wałbrzych Mountains. The castle is located in Zagórze Śląskie (11 km east of Wałbrzych), Lower Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.

The picturesque location of the castle is exacerbated by the barraged Lubachowskie Lake in the foothills of the mountain.

According to tradition the castle was built in 1193, by Duke Boleslaw I the Tall. The castle, together with a network of fortresses was used as a defense line between the Duchy of Jawor and the Kingdom of Bohemia. In the sixteenth century Grodno Castle was expanded by a gatehouse, on which there is precious sgraffito, and a sundial clock from 1716. The castle was devastated in battles against the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War, slowly falling into ruins. In the nineteenth century the tower had collapsed. The last owner of Grodno, was the Zedlits family, which had continued renovation works and strengthened the castle

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Founded: 1193
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Mogyi - modzsi (2 years ago)
awesome place, however in the weekdays on guide group tours availablr atm.
ItzLarz (2 years ago)
Very informative, nice audio guide
Wojciech Czaplejewicz (2 years ago)
Back here again after 11 years. Beautiful and mystery castle but nothing has changed for better to be honest. Disintegrating fence, gate opened from 9am but castle available to enter from 10am. The tower was closed, that's a pity as it is a main attraction there I think.
Robert Jaskowiak (2 years ago)
Beautiful place, 700 years old castle!
Sharan Preet (2 years ago)
Went today as in excitement forgot to check if it is open in the pandemic or not but the place was A+ Loved the forest. Ideal place for short trekking and also down the hill there is a lake which is worthwhile to visit by.
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