Grafenort Castle

Gorzanów, Poland

Grafenort (Gorzanów) Castle is a former stately residence in the Kłodzko Land of the Lower Silesia. A sixteenth-century German foundation, it has been in the hands of the von Herberstein family since the second half of the seventeenth century until 1930 — hence its name, and one of the former names of the village in which it is situated.

The construction of currently existing castle was undertaken in 1573. In the years of 1653-1657 Johann Friedrich von Herberstein rebuilt the stronghold. The latter transformation took place in 1735. The castle was devastated during the World War II but after the war the attempts at its renovation were made.

The Castle, comprising over 100 interior chambers within its structure, is surrounded by 6.6 hectares of palace gardens that once were one its greatest glories, the views extending from some vantage points being described as having a mesmeric effect on the viewer.

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Founded: 1573
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Tomasz Jandzis (15 months ago)
My recent visit was unfortunate due to poor weather and season for tourists didn't started at the time. However, I can't imagine to give up and not to visit the place again. The palace is under renovation and I wish to see the progress of work. The palace is badly touched by previous system, but still is beautiful!
Maciej Suszynski (2 years ago)
Renaissance Palace ! Origins going back to 1500 AD! Many original details! Excellent venue for life concerts, theater,photo sessions, movie locations!!!
John McGrath (2 years ago)
Lovely spot, very interesting and great to see the work being done to bring palace back to former glory
Iker michalsson (3 years ago)
Amazing place. Need loads of work,though.
Jarek Narbutt (3 years ago)
Świetne miejsce. Właściciel przepięknie opowiada historię pałacu i jego mieszkańców. Gorąco polecam zobaczenie. Załączam kilka zdjęć
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