In the heart of Lower Silesia there is a Neo – Renaissance Residence: Kliczkow. It was founded as a border fortress at the river Kwisa by Duke Bolko I of Jawor in 1297. In 1391, it fell into the hands of the Rechenberg family from Saxony, who held it for almost 300 years. The main building was built in 1585 in the Renaissance style. Many owners expanded the castle in various styles, from English Gothic architecture through Italian Renaissance to French mannerism. The castle survived the Second World War virtually unscathed but was looted by Soviet troops. Over the years however it deteriorated significantly and only in 1999 after it was bought by the private investors, the Castle has been carefully renovated and developed into a conference and recreation centre.