Zagórze Śląskie

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Location
50°45'00"N
016°23'59"E
Country
 Poland
Categories
  • Historical
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Description

Zagórze Śląskie [zaˈɡuʐɛ ˈɕlɔ̃skʲɛ] (German: Kynau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Walim, within Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. The settlement within the northern Owl Mountains lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-west of Walim, 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Wałbrzych, and 62 kilometres (39 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

History

Zagórze Śląskie arouse at the foot of Grodno Castle (Kynsburg) built in the late 13th century by Duke Bolko I the Strict as a fortress near the border with the Kingdom of Bohemia. After it had fallen to the Bohemian crown in 1368 it was held as a fief by various possessors, among them the Counts of Hoberg at Książ until 1567 and Prince Michael the Brave of Wallachia.

Sights

Grodno Castle Dam on Lubachowskie Lake Church, mentioned in 1376, existing from approx 1550

Walking routes

Green: "Szlak Zamków Piastowskich" to Grodziec Castle Yellow: PKP Wałbrzych Główny – Nowy Dwór Castle – Jedlina-Zdrój – Niedźwiedzica – Zagórze Śląskie – Zamek Grodno – Bystrzyca Górna – Świdnica – Ślęża – Wieżyca – PKP w Sobótce – Wrocław Blue: European walking route E3 Spain – Bulgaria
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