The Moszna Mansion

The Moszna Mansion is a monumental residence, located in the village of Moszna, in the opolskie region. It is one of the most recognizable monumental objects in the opolskie region. From 1866 to 1945, it was the residence of the Silesian family of Tiele-Winckler, who were industrial tycoons.

The building of the castle was created in the mid-18th century as a baroque mansion. The current form of the building was created after 1896, when at night between June 2nd and 3rd, the baroque palace partially burned. The old mansion was rebuilt, and before 1900 the neo-gothic eastern part with an orangery was created. Between 1911 and 1913, the western wing was also built.

In 1904, 1911 and 1912 hunting was organized by Franz-Hubert. Its guest was Emperor Wilhelm II. During World War II, the palace avoided destruction.

The Tiele-Winckler family abandoned the mansion in spring of 1945. That same year, it was the headquarters of the Soviet Army divisions. At the time, most of the mansion’s equipment was devastated and most of the pieces of art (mainly paintings and sculptures) were taken away.

After the war, the palace was the location for many short-lived institutions. It wasn’t until 1972, that it became the location of a sanitarium.

There were 2 movies shot in the castle – „Test pilota Pirxa” in 1978 and „Lubię nietoperze” in 1985.

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