Sight-seeing the surroundings of Szprotawa we visited the Wiechlice Palace (nowadays a hotel). In the lobby we saw photographs of the palace from before the renovation – it was a ruin. I decided to look up at least a small part of its history.
In 1786 G.S. Neumann bought the land of the Wiechlice manor and in the place of an old one he built the today’s palace complex. Later on, the palace became a quarter for Prussian, Caesarian, and Napoleonian armies. After the war it was resided by Red Army later on to become a PGR (State Agricultural Farms). For many years the Palace in Wiechlice was falling into ruin. In 2007 it was bought by Zbigniew Czmuda and thanks to the financial support from EU he replicated the old breath-taking beauty of the palace, gardener’s house, stable, granary, coach-house and the park.
Nowadys the complex comprises: a hotel, a ballroom, a training and conference hall, a spa, a swimming pool, a gym and many others.
The photographs from before the renovation can be found on the official website of the Wiechlice Palace.