There are two palaces in the village of Łomnica. The first one was erected in the Baroque style, probably in 1720 on the site of an earlier building. In 1800, next to the main building, a second palace was built in the classic style, called the Widow’s House, intended for a senior member of the family.
At the same time, around the buildings, the first romantic scenic park was created. The park contained numerous flower beds, and the architecture and garden buildings imitating the natural landscape nearby. At approximately the same time, as sources indicate, park foundations were created in the neighboring Wojanów village, designed by Peter Joseph Lenné, director of the Royal Gardens.
In 1835, the property in Łomnica was acquired by the Prussian ambassador to the court of the kingdom of Sicily, Gustav von Küster. Both palaces remained in the hands of this family until the end of World War II. In 1838, the new owner rebuilt the palace, giving it Biedermeier features – especially in the interior. In 1840, the complex consisted of 12 buildings, including 2 palaces and 3 manor farms.
It is worth visiting this special place along with the adjoining farm, where one will find a wealth of regional flavours and craft products. Today, thanks to the involvement of the descendants of the last owners, the estate in Łomnica and its surrounding area is one of the biggest attractions on the route of the Valley of Palaces and Gardens in the Jelenia Góra area. Currently, the Widow’s House functions as a hotel with a romantic restaurant. The main palace is the headquarters for the Association for the Care of Silesian Culture and Art (Stowarzyszenie Pielęgnacji Kultury i Sztuki Śląskiej).
The palace and the Widow’s House together with the farm are a unique place and offer many attractions. Thanks to this, they are known and are visited by enthusiastic Polish and foreign tourists.