|Kamieniec Zabkowicki Castle||Castles||56km|
The history of the monument dates back to the 1st half of the 13th century. It was originally a Gothic castle. From 1311 to 1675 it was the residence of the Piast dynasty. The appearance of the castle changed five times during the Middle Ages. The residence was then completely rebuilt and became one of the the most beautiful Renaissance palaces in Europe. The residence was damaged several times damaged then, first in 1741 by the Prussian army, and then again during Second World War. It was completely remodelled between 1966 and 1990, which brought the residence back to the original look of the Renaissance mansion and it was changed in the museum.
The most distinctive decorations are stone figures of Duke George and his wife Barbara, well visible on the entrance gate. In the interiors, i.e. in the museum, you can admire a unique exposition dedicated to the history of Silesia during the reign of the Piast dynasty. On the upper floor, visitors can see a collection of Silesian art from the period 15th to 18th century. There are sculptures, old coins, several altars, ceremonial clothing and armour, and also tombs of the rulers. In addition, there are temporary exhibitions and music concerts. You can visit the Museum of Silesian Piast Dynasty in Brzeg from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00. Tickets are 8 PLN for a complete tour for adults, and 5 PLN for children. A partial tour costs 4 PLN/3 PLN. More information can be found on the official website of the Museum of Silesian Piast Dynasty in Brzeg.