Conciliation crosses are very interesting examples of the
functioning of medieval criminal law. A few can be found in
the area of Wodzisław. Two of them are located in the
small village of Rogów. The cross called "Maltese” is
characteristic for its shape. It resembles the Cross of the
Knights of Malta, who were once present in the Silesian
principalities. The other one is distinguished by the fact
that in the course of time, it lost one of the arms.
The palace called Bogumiński Castle stands in Chalupki,
a village located on the southern tip of Silesia, at the
Czech border. The Baroque building, which, nevertheless,
dates back to much earlier times, is situated a few
hundred meters from the border bridge over the Oder
River. For some time, the palace belonged to the
Rothschilds, a famous family of European Jews, whose
name in the nineteenth century was synonymous with
The mansion in Krzyżanowice was built at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but the current, neo-Gothic form was given to it during the nineteenth-century reconstruction. The palace was built on a rectangular plan, and its corners are decorated with distinctive, octagonal towers. The south-east tower houses a chapel. The palace hosted prominent persons in the past, including Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt.
Workers’ settlements with characteristic multi-family houses called “familoki” are one of the hallmarks of the Upper Silesian architecture. Interestingly, you can find them both in Katowice, the Silesian capital, in Chorzów or Gliwice, as well as in smaller towns and even in the countryside. Nearly a century old houses can be seen in the Colony “Fryderyk”, in the south of the voivodeship, just near the border with the Czech Republic,. It is true that coal was mined here for only a few years, but the houses have remained.
Buków lies in the commune of Lubomia, in the district of Włodzisław. The town located on the banks of the Oder has been often flooded by the river. The first mention of the village comes from the early fourteenth century. The eclectic church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from the 1930s stands in the middle of the village. Among other monuments, an eighteenth-century Chapel of the Rosary is worth visiting. The monument lies on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
The Manor House by the Lake is located in the ambience of beautiful and magical ‘nooks’ such as the lake, waterfalls, fountains and romantic paths from which one can admire the silent beauty of the green scenery and horses. Dishes served in our restaurant are always a sophisticated combination of old traditional Polish cuisine with a highland-style one. Our menu will satisfy even the most refined taste as we use only top-quality, fresh ingredients.