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Ksiaz is a castle situated in the Pelcznica River bend, from 1973 within the city boundaries of Walbrzych, about 6 kilometres north of the city centre. Ksiaz Castle is the biggest in Lower Silesia, the third biggest in Poland after Malbork and Wawel and it is one of the biggest castles in Europe and is also known as the Pearl of Lower Silesia. Ksiaz castle company was established in 1991. Its founder and sole proprietor is the District of Walbrzych.

Ksiaz Castle, the Pearl of Lower Silesia, is undoubtedly one of the greatest tourist attractions of the region. It was erected in the 13th century by Bolko I, the prince of Swidnica and Jawor. The castle was repeatedly destroyed, rebuilt and reconstructed. Throughout the course of history, it belonged to numerous owners. A wide view extends from the castle tower. New Year's Eve balls in the grandiose Baroque scenery of the Maximilian Hall are very popular. What is more, films are shot here. There is a hotel and guest house. The castle is encircled by 12 terraces on different levels. The whole area is surrounded by the wooded hills of Ksiaz Landscape Park. The Ksiaz castle offer includes visiting of the castle and park complex for individual tourists and organized groups. Moreover, the company organizes scientific conferences, symposiums, occasional events, balls, banquets and fairs, making the castle chambers available for the visitors.

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