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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Manatki Moniki i Agatki (2 years ago)
Astonishing place. 100 rooms, each one of them is decorated like it was shrine of different sect. Cool place for weirdos. Highly recommend.
Vital Artykula (VitArt) (2 years ago)
One of the oldest and start to be well renovated castle in Klodzki region. Night tours and visiting are possible by passionate owner. Whatch out for variety festivals are taking place every summer.
MorroEW (3 years ago)
It was interesting, wish we could have seen more of it on the tour.
Karolina Bialoblocka (3 years ago)
Nicly renovated polychromy (some of Renessaince origins), yet plenty of work still ahead to restore the palace. Relaxing place in a quiet village. Guide tours hourly.
Fajnahanna I (3 years ago)
Nice palace. You can visit it and sleep there. They have soper cozy cafe, lots of cultural events, animals ? Beautiful surroundings
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