The imposing parish church of Saint Wenceslaus in Krzanowice stands in the vicinity of the market square of this small town, located in the south of the Silesian voivodeship. The building in the neo-Baroque style was erected on the site of an older, neo-Gothic church in 1914-1915. Inside, we will see eighteenth-century altars, a pulpit, and figures of saints, which come from the older church.
Krzanowice, a little over two thousand town in the district of Racibórz, was granted town privileges probably as early as 1265 and had a municipal status for nearly 700 years. In 1945, after the Second World War, the Polish authorities changed it for a rural commune. Residents regained the former status in 2001. One of their arguments was a preserved old oval layout of the town with a market and a network of streets.
In the village Borucin, which once belonged to the large
estate of the Lichnowskys, there is a stone mansion on a
small hill erected in the interwar period. It is quite a
modest, eclectic building without any major decorations.
The building standing next to the farm labourers’ houses
is not very impressive. The surrounding land belonged to
the family of Lichnowsky from 1679 until the Second
On the north-western edge of the village of Samborowice, near Racibórz, just close to the border with the Czech Republic, there is a restored, historic mansion that is surrounded by old farm buildings. The mansion was built for von Brebeck, the then owner of Samborowice, in the late nineteenth century. It is a one-story construction, but with a usable attic. The mansion is covered with a mansard roof. The west façade is distinguishes itself with a projection topped with a triangular pediment.
Wojnowice is a village near Racibórz mentioned in the
fourteenth century, when it belonged to the property of
the Dominican Convent Racibórz. There are historic
monuments in the village, including a nineteenth-century
palace, which was rebuilt in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth century, and the parish church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.
This church was erected in the style of late-Baroque and
Neoclassicism in the late eighteenth century. It was rebuilt
twice in the first half of the twentieth century.