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Castle in Moszna belongs to the most attractive castles/palaces in Poland being relatively little known. The word “moszna” translates from Polish as “scrotum”, which adds some flavour to the trip. I suppose it must be funny to have this word in your address. I was really tempted to use the word in the title but I was afraid the photo may be deleted.
The fragment which you see in this photo presents just a half of the castle. The most interesting part is facing northeast. Early morning in summer you can capture the view of the whole castle reflected in a pond which provides a reflection. Sadly I was there too late for that. Another POV which I noticed is popular is from a point which allows including a huge asymmetric tree. Obviously I have been in all those spots but only from this point here I had the castle well lit.

Moszna Castle is one of the best known monuments in the western part of Upper Silesia. The history of this building begins in the 17th century, although much older cellars were found in the gardens during excavations carried out at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the investigators claimed that those cellars could have been remnants of a presumed Templar castle.
The central part of the castle is an old baroque palace which was partially destroyed by fire in 1896 and was reconstructed in the same year in its original form. The reconstruction works involved an extension of the residence. The eastern Neogothic-styled wing of the building was built by 1900, along with an adjacent orangery. In 1912-1914, the western wing was built in the Neo-Renaissance style. The architectural form of the castle contains a wide variety of styles, thus it can be generally defined as eclectic. The whole castle has exactly ninety-nine turrets. Inside, it contains 365 rooms with a total floorage of 7,000 sq. m. and a cubic capacity of about 65,000 m3. The period of the Soviet control caused significant damage to the castle's internal fittings in comparison to the minor damage caused by WWII.

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