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KRAKOW TOURS – There have been reports this week that Prince Charles is about to add another palace to his already large list of properties after taking a fancy to a 16th century gothic castle in rural Silesia.

According to both Polska Times and Gazeta Wroclawska, after purchasing Bozkow Palace, the Prince intends to use it as a holiday retreat and let it out for the remaining part of the year.

However, Clarence House have so far denied the news, despite reports from Polska Times that his attention was first drawn to the building whilst on an official visit to Poland last March.

The estate currently belongs to Poland’s Ministry of Education, which is desperate to be rid of the dilapidated buildings and horrendous maintenance bills.

According to historian Wojciech Wagner, the Prince came across the castle through one of his official reports. “After hearing he wanted to get involved in rescuing declining properties, we decided to prepare a report in English for him to read.” We decided to do as much as possible to draw his interest to our region, so that is how he came across Bozkow Palace.”

But according to Elizabeth von Kuster, the head of the Foundation for the Preservation of Silesian Culture, “it’s not only hoards of birds and wild animals that will need to be removed from the buildings’ ruins. There are currently nine families living in the remains of this mansion. In order to restore this place to its former glory we need to vacate the whole palace and that means finding them new accommodation,”

She says.

“But we are confident we can do this and are already working with the Agricultural Property Agency and local authorities.”

November 29, 2010 Posted by | News | , , , , | 1 Comment


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