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Poland >> Moszna Castle

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The castle in Moszna is one of the best known monuments in the western part of Upper Silesia. The history of this building begins in the half of the 17th century, although old cellars were found in the gardens during excavations which were carried out at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the investigators, including H. Barthel, claimed that those cellars could have been remnants of a presumed Templar castle, but their theory has never been proved true. After World War II, further excavations discovered a medieval palisade.
The central part of the castle is an old baroque palace which was partially destroyed by fire on the night of April 2, 1896 and was reconstructed in the same year in its original form by Franz Hubert von Tiele-Winckler (the son of Hubert von Tiele-Winckler). The reconstruction works involved an extension of the residence. The eastern Neogothic-styled wing of the building was built by 1900, along with an adjacent orangery. In 1912-1914, the western wing was built in the Neorenaissance style. It can be noticed, that the architectural form of the castle contains a wide variety of styles, thus it can be generally defined as eclectic. The height of the building, as well as its numerous turrets and spires, give the impression of verticalism. The whole castle has exactly ninety-nine turrets. Inside, it contains 365 rooms with a total floorage of 7,000 sq.m. and a cubic capacity of about 65,000 m3. The castle was twice visited by the German Emperor Wilhelm II. His participation in hunting during stay at the castle was documented in a hand-written chronicle in 1911 as well as in the following year.
The castle in Moszna was the residence of a Prussian family Tiele-Winckler, who were industrial magnates,since 1866 until the spring of 1945 when they were made to move to Germany and the castle's premises were occupied by the Red Army. The period of the Soviet residence left the major destruction to the castle's internal fittings in comparison with the very little damage caused by the preceding war.
After the war, the castle did not have its permanent owner and would be the seat of various institutions, until 1972 when it became a that-time convalescent home and is nowadays a Public Health Care Centre for Therapies of Neuroses. It can still be seen by tourists, however. Additionally, the castle has a chapel which is also used as a concert hall. Since 1998 the building houses a gallery, in which works of various artists are presented at regular exhibitions.
Apart from the castle itself, the entire complex includes a park which has no precised boundaries and combines with the nearby fields, meadows and a forest. Only the main axis of the park can be characterised as geometrical. Starting from the gate, it leads along the oak and then horse-chestnut avenues, towards the palace. Further on, the park passes into an avenue of lime trees with symmetrical canals running along both sides of the path, lined with a few varieties of rhododendrons. The axis of the park is ended in the base of a former monument of Hubert von Tiele Winckler. On the eastern side of the lime avenue there is a pond with an islet referred to by the owners as the Easter Island. The islet is planted with needle-leaved shrubs and can be reached through a Chinese-styled bridge. The garden, being a part of the whole park complex, was restored slightly earlier than the castle itself. The preserved documents of 1868 inform that the improvement in the garden's aesthetic quality was taken care of by Hubert von Tiele Wickler
-Wikipedia
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Ldysw357 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!  
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RMUNDO Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
What an amazing building ,it's got that wow factor , you've done a great job of capturing its mood - nice one , R .
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Photographer
Amazing!:D
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No dobra, dobra, już się nie gniewam. Dzięki tobie mogę pisać opowiadanie: ''Ciemne chmury zebrały się nad Górnym Śląskiem. Nie było ich widać, ale wszyscy dobrze wiedzieli o ich istnieniu. Zwłaszcza Tiele-Wincklerowie, ukrywający się w swym moszeńskim zamku...''

To o drugiej wojnie światowej.
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Usuń to! NATYCHMIAST! To niebezpieczne!
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
0_o
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BelcyrPiotr Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mocne !
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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icarus-ica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
wonderful work , amazing place ! :thumbsup:
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sheepranch Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
awesome
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RafalBigda Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ło matko, aleś pojechał z processingiem.
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
:love: Featured [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover: :rose:
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:iconwojciechdziadosz:
WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
my pleasure dear :hug:
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MurielLeeJones Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
WOW!
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wowzer!
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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PoisonThorn123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful castle! beautiful
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is so efing cool. Thank You
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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Locofuego Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Polska? Nie wiedziałam, że takie cuda u nas istnieją ^ ^
Zdjęcie bardzo dobre :)
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Bo w Polsce czasami jest jednak ładnie, szczególnie że to Niemcy wybudowali - więc nie ma się co dziwić że ładne :)
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Locofuego Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
taak, budowle Niemieckie mają to "coś", co za każdym razem oczy cieszy.
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mychemplan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unreal ! i love castles :D
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
me too :)
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gustavooroza Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Photographer
Great work, very complete information! Thanks for sharing :)
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
great work
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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n-l-e Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fajowe
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:iconwojciechdziadosz:
WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Dzięki :)
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Jordanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Such a beautiful sight! I wish I could witness more sights like these. Beautiful. Reminds me of Vampire Knights :D
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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eetyakful Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
wow. breathtaking.
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Afriell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
wspaniała praca Wojciechu .... klimat podtrzymany niesamowicie :heart:
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:iconwojciechdziadosz:
WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Dziękuje Moniko :)
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freshberries Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zamki, zamki. Może ruszysz szlakiem Orlich Gniazd?
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:iconwojciechdziadosz:
WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Taka myśl przetacza mi się od dłuższego czasu :)
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Kowwalska2 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Piękne zdjęcie i zamek. :) Mieszkam niedaleko i będę musiała się kiedyś tam wybrać :D
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Polecam, fajne miejsce, ogromny park, przepiękne wnętrza.
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gdyby byli Tiele-Wincklerowie, byłoby jeszcze ciekawiej. Mogłabym kogo odwiedzać.
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Kowwalska2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Vierasaine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Usually I prefer nature to buildings, but I must say that this one is really impressive. :)
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WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes, it is...
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Maffoo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
That is beautiful.
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:iconwojciechdziadosz:
WojciechDziadosz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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