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Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

1. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of Hitler’s residences. Enjoy the freedom to explore the sites at your own leisure, and take the time to learn about their rich history. At the end of the day, head back to your transportation to return to Wroclaw.

From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

2. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful places in Lower Silesia. First, explore Ksiaz Castle. This is the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. For more than 400 years it belonged to one family, the Hochbergs, one of the richest and most famous families in Europe.  After you have explored the castle and grounds, your driver will take you back to Church of Peace in Swidnica, a journey that takes around 20 minutes. Thousands of tourists have visited the church, which is unlike anything you've seen before. With a unique history and aesthetic, it's a must-see for everybody who visits Wroclaw! After your day of exploring, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle. 

Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

3. Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

Begin this full-day tour of the Lower Silesia with a visit to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, undoubtedly one of the greatest monuments in the region. The 3rd largest castle in Poland, it is also known as “The Pearl of Lower Silesia,” and is nestled in the picturesque valley of the River Pelcznica. The castle boasts many different architectural styles. Its chambers once hosted distinguished guests, such as John Quincy Adams (one of the U.S.'s first presidents), Winston Churchill, and the emperors of both Germany and Russia. Visit the representative part, find out the history of the rise and fall of the family, hear about the incredible fortune, high society scandals, tragedies, and why the castle still holds some mysteries.  The final site on your tour is the marvelous Church of Peace in Swidnica, rightly earning its place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. A magnificent masterpiece of sacred art, it was originally built by the Protestants out of wood, straw and clay in the 17th century. Swidnica is also the birthplace of World War I air force legend Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the “Red Baron.” You will have the opportunity to see his modest house.

From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

4. From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the most famous spots of the Lower Silesia region on this 1-day guided tour from Wroclaw. Start the trip from your hotel in Wroclaw and head toward the Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica. The churches are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These unique, richly decorated churches were erected by the Silesian protestants in the 17th century after the Thirty Years War. Afterwards, drive to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland that dates all the way back to the 13th century. During your visit, you will admire antique interiors, towers, and French-style terraces. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll in the gardens surrounding the castle. After exploring the Ksiaz Castle, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle Private Transfer

5. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle Private Transfer

Start your tour from the lobby of your accomodation in Wroclaw. Here, your personal driver will be waiting to meet and greet you before embarking on your Ksiaz castle adventure. Take a peaceful 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the grounds of the Ksiaz castle where you are free to hop out and start exploring.  After you have explored the castle and the accompanying grounds your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle after a day of exploring. 

Wroclaw Ksiaz Castle Guided Tour with Transport and Tickets

6. Wroclaw Ksiaz Castle Guided Tour with Transport and Tickets

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw. Arrive at the castle and take a careful look at its exterior. Admire its original and well-preserved architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance and Rococo architecture of this 13th-century castle. Explore the two nature preserves in the Ksiaz Landscape Park which surround the castle. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and this stunning display of natural beauty. Step inside the castle and discover its beautiful interiors. If you’ve selected the standard option,, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House to explore on your own. If you’ve selected the extended option, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House, park, and terraces to explore on your own. During the tour, you will also have time to take stunning photos.

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What people are saying about Wałbrzych

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

It was a perfect day. Our guide (and very careful driver) explained a lot of interesting things to us during the trip and was there for us at any time. Overall, it was a very relaxed day and although we saw a lot and there was also time for an extensive lunch, there was no stress or hectic pace at any time. The combination of underground tunnels, castle and Friedenskirche was very versatile.

The tour is very interesting, leads to unexpected structures above and in the ground. Implementation without time constraints and responding to special requests. Our tour guide Andreas was very friendly and was able to share many interesting details from his profound knowledge of history. We enjoyed the ride immensely. Jürgen S. from Vienna

Świetna wycieczka, wszystko odbyło się według planu! Bardzo sympatyczny przewodnik z dużą wiedzą na temat regionu. O Osówce dobrze wcześniej poczytać. Zamek Książ przepiękny, robi duże wrażenie, audiotour się przydaje. Dziękujemy za super wycieczkę i elastyczność, Magda, Michał i Ola

very good visit with a very competent and very adaptable guide who does not count his hours. it was very flexible and he was really available to us. the tour lasted two hours longer than expected.

A nice half day trip! The castle is amazing! Great audio guide that runs itself. Michael was a great driver and told us things about our surroundings as we left the city.