Zagórze Śląskie

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Zagórze Śląskie
Village
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.

History[edit]

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.

After 1945 the village passed to Poland.

Sights[edit]

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

Walking routes[edit]

  • Green: "Szlak Zamków Piastowskich" to Grodziec Castle

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