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Kórnik – a marvelous trip through time

If you fancy a necklace made of human teeth, a mask crafted from human bone or a French pedal harp with strings made from animal intestines… Or if you simply feel like visiting an unknown but marvellous castle, then come to Kórnik.

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Originally built at the end of the 14th century by the Górka family, the castle has been extensively remodeled over the centuries.

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Unlike many stately homes in this part of the world, Kórnik missed the destruction of WW2.

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Of particular interest are the exquisite parquet floors and the upstairs room in the style of the Alhambra Palace.

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Outside the castle, you can visit the Arboretum. The fifty hectare site serves as a marvellous walk with numerous protected species and trees from as far away as China.

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Beside the castle and the Arboretum, there is, of course, the town of Kórnik. The town’s main attraction is the neo-Baroque Town Hall, now serving as the seat of local government.

And you can have a stroll around the Kórnik Lake, which is situated only a minute walk from the main square.

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