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Palace in Wojanow
Palace in Wojanow
Wojanów is located in Poland
Location of Wojanów
Coordinates: 50°52′14″N 15°49′14″E / 50.87056°N 15.82056°E / 50.87056; 15.82056Coordinates: 50°52′14″N 15°49′14″E / 50.87056°N 15.82056°E / 50.87056; 15.82056
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
PowiatJelenia Góra

Wojanów ([vɔˈjanuf]; German: Schildau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Mysłakowice, within Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1]

It lies approximately 7 km (4 mi) south-east of Jelenia Góra, and 90 km (56 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

Nikolaus von Zedlitz built a new Renaissance Castle in 1603 which was burnt down around 1642 by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War. It was reconstructed from 1667 by Christoph von Zedlitz.

The Jelenia Góra Valley became a royal hideaway when Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, a brother of Prussian king Frederick William III, bought nearby Fischbach (today Karpniki) Castle in 1822. In 1831 the king himself bought Erdmannsdorf estate and in 1839, a year before he died, purchased nearby Schildau Castle (today Wojanów) for his daughter Louise, Princess of the Netherlands who enlarged and redecorated the castle in Tudor Revival architecture. She lived in the Netherlands and at Muskau Castle in Prussia, but during summer holidays often hosted her brother at Wojanów, Frederick William IV and his wife Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, coming over from Erdmannsdorf. Her daughter Marie, wife of William, Prince of Wied, sold Schildau Castle after her husband died in 1907.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.