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    Reviving History: The Palace and Park of Nakło Śląskie

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    Explore Nakło Śląskie’s historic palace and its revitalized park, a blend of native and exotic flora, steeped in heritage.

    Nakło Śląskie hosts the home of the Silesian Cultural Center, nestled in the 19th-century palace of the Henckel von Donnersmarck counts. The interiors underwent a comprehensive renovation from 2010 to 2012, resulting in refurbished spaces on the ground floor (exhibition areas), first floor (exhibits and offices), and partially in the basement (utility rooms). In the first half of 2021, a complete restoration of the tower took place, including staircase replacement and a new clock installation.

    Designed by Peter Joseph Lenné, the palace’s park features expansive landscaped areas adorned with native and exotic trees and shrubs. Following neglect post-war, the park’s layout dense with communication pathways was filled with various tree and shrub clusters, mostly native, and enriched with select exotic species. Presently, the park is home to species like beech, oak, ash, maple, sycamore, lime, chestnut, elm, tulip tree, and robinia. Conservation work from 2019 to 2020 sought to restore the park’s original allure.

    The park is listed in the Provincial Conservator of Monuments’ records.