Zagórze Śląskie

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Zagórze Śląskie
Zagórze Śląskie from Grodno castle
Zagórze Śląskie from Grodno castle
Zagórze Śląskie is located in Poland
Zagórze Śląskie
Zagórze Śląskie
Coordinates: 50°45′N 16°24′E / 50.750°N 16.400°E / 50.750; 16.400
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Wałbrzych
Gmina Walim
Entrance of Grodno castle

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.[1]

Center of the village
Lubachowskie Lake, near the village
Old train station
Stone bridge

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.


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.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles.


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

Walking routes[edit]

  • Green: "Szlak Zamków Piastowskich" to Grodziec Castle


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°45′N 16°24′E / 50.750°N 16.400°E / 50.750; 16.400