When taking the route that connects Prudnik and Krapkowice in the western part of Upper Silesia in Poland, it’s a touch of dumbfounding to keep running over a refreshment back off and blessing corner on the side of the road in the focal point of no place.
More likely than not dazzled, any adventurer may back off and explore, and gave this is valid, see a sign next to the backs off pointing towards Moszna, a little town in the Opole Voivodeship, 22 miles from the capital, Opole, and 75 miles from the city of Wroclaw.
Take this road and see where it leads, and the voyager finds a road stacked up with unending backs off like the lone to be met by observing a magnificent house toward the end. The nineteenth century Pałac w Mosznej, or Moszna Castle, is one from which kids’ accounts are made of. Likewise, when seen firsthand, such fanciful stories truly wake up.
Moszna is an immense whimsical structure spread in excess of 8,400 square yards, an edifice that at first look, with its astonishing arrangement and enormity, proposes an English chateau from the Elizabethan time frame. Anyway when seen close, Moszna exhibits an assorted style, the eventual outcome of the place being home to different families, at different events.
Besides, with a history returning like the focal point of the seventeenth century, the place has a captivating story of how an estate made out of three exceedingly novel zones, all understood three to a great degree unquestionable architectural styles, came to look so mesmerizing and horrible meanwhile.
There are various legends and facts behind how these dividers were raised and solidified to outline the striking structure dubbed the “castle of the 99 towers.”
The name of the town is gotten from the surname of a Moschin family who, at the dawn of the fourteenth century, acquired a huge inheritance and moved there. In the midst of those events, the town was a bit of Łącznik region, one of the gathering’s various properties held all through Europe.
Probably, this family, close to the assembly, purposely moved there, a village that about nobody knew existed, to run a religious network and give safe house to the Knights of the Temple of Solomon. According to adjacent legend, in its underlying years Moszna was not a château but instead a shelter continued running by the Order of The Knights Templar. This did not prop up long, as their last pioneer was seared at the stake in 1314 and the Templars were pursued down, disbanding a little while later.
Regardless, recollecting that all speculated facts from those early days are diminish, beyond question, and considering that the Order was a covert affiliation, this story is hard to attest. Regardless, examinations that were finished several years afterward found to a great degree old storm cellars secured far beneath the yard nurseries of the castles, adding a beginning important to a story already rooted in tales.
Notwithstanding whether certifiable or only a nostalgic story go from age to age, this legend was of energy to the von Skall family, the main anytime formally recorded proprietors who bought the home in 1679 and built the foundations of the present château.
According to true evidence, George Wilhelm von Reisewitz, Great Marshal at the court of Frederick the Great (King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786), and cousin to Urszula Maria von Skall, the particular first proprietor of the Moszna space, gained the place after she passed away in 1723. He began redesigning his as of late gained home to his favoring, and immediately a honorable involved an over the top house in light of the grounds where once Templars snoozed, a story that was sold as needs be among his allies in the nobility. By and by, his past home structures the unrestrained focal point of Moszna Castle.
Jorge Luis Borges, the popular Argentine author, once shared his thoughts on the flooding style, “I would describe the elaborate as that style that intentionally exhausts (or endeavors to weaken) its own specific potential results and that edges on self-toon. The lavish is the last stage in all workmanship when craftsmanship shows and abuses its resources.” In a comparative way, George Wilhelm von Reisewitz squandered his benefits, and the von Reisewitz family lost the space in 1771. Unfit to deal with the cost of its upkeep, they were constrained to offer the place. Thusly the fortress fell into the duty regarding Leopold von Seherr-Thoss, whose family asserted another château and also various properties close-by in Dobra town.
This family had Moszna up until another Thoss, Karl Gotthard Seherr-Thoss, sold it to Heinrich von Erdmannsdorff in 1853, who not long after, for reasons still dark, sold it to Hubert von Tiele-Winckler in 1866.
Prior to that, Franz Winckler, a silver-excavator in the 1830’s, moved from Tarnowskie Góry to Miechowice to work for a mining lender who asserted all calamine mines and zinc foundries in the region. This authority kicked the pail, and Franz, a past specialist of his, injury up wedding his rich widowed companion, and most inquisitively, in near 10 years ended up being knighted by the Prussian master.
In 1854, their daughter, the recipient Valeska, married Hubert, by then Hubert von Tiele, and with a particular ultimate objective to keep the knighthood heritage, them two used a joined name of Tiele-Winckler. Hunting down another home where they could start another family, the Tiele-Wincklers uncovered the castle.
They obtained the Moszna home, had children, and years sometime later, when his father passed on in 1893, the most established male youth gained the larger part of their wealth, including the royal residence. His name was Franz Hubert and he is by and by credited as the individual who in the midst of his living game plan amassed the castle we see today.
Only three years after he wound up sole proprietor of the place, some bit of the house was pulverized by a staggering fire. This meant a whole package of reproducing was required. In the midst of the multiplication, Franz Hubert restored it and also broadened the château toward the east in a Victorian Gothic style, which was noticeable toward the complete of the nineteenth century. Along these lines, the Neo-Gothic east wing of the château was made.
In near 10 years, the house had a totally completed garden to the front, and furthermore another wing toward the west, verifiable 1911 of each a Neo-Renaissance style to suit Emperor Wilhelm II, the last German Kaiser (Emperor) and King of Prussia. Two or three years sooner, the Kaiser and Franz Hubert had become well-known, after which Franz was yielded the title of nobleman. Regarding the Kaiser himself, he got himself another nation home, where he a little while later transformed into a standard.
The château nowadays is practically as it was when Earl Franz finished the way toward patching up it, with its 99 towers and 365 rooms. As a result of his kid’s negligence and wild married life, the family about lost the property close by the family’s fortune. What was left was struck by the Red Army in the result of World War II, leaving an unfilled and stripped manor behind.