Though a modest village of barely 1000 inhabitants, Osowa Sien boasts a colorful history full of passion, intrigue, and at times, even despair. So much so that inspired authors have dedicated tomes to tell the tales.
Yet, to the uninformed traveler, Osowa Sien is but a speck that disappears from the rear-view in the blink of an eye.
A predominantly Protestant rural community nestled within the throes of Western Poland; it’s easy to dismiss its 700-years of living history – albeit only at first glance.
For the more wistful of guests, it’s not long before the town’s rich past begins to surface.
To start, the hamlet’s pasturelands on route to Wschowa (3 KM from the palace) were once the site of a disparaging battle in the Great Northern War between the forces of Peter Alexeyevich of Russia and Augustus II of Saxony-Poland-Lithuania.
And, minutes from the battlegrounds lies the previously protected border between wartime-Germany and occupied Poland. The guard house for which still stands; converted into modern living quarters none the less.
Head closer towards Wschowa and the arrival platform where the WWII refugee sisters Halina and Theresa stepped off the train from Warsaw as depicted in the novel Das Dienerzimmer comes into view. Destined to lead a life of forced labour, they were soon smuggled into our castle’s servant quarters. An attempt to help them escape their fate as best as possible – though past tensions of a particular affair may have got the better of them anyways.
Alas, we’re just getting started when it comes to recounting the curious occasions woven into this county’s fabric.
That said, historic events have a shameful habit of disappearing from the lands after the ravages of time take their toll – but if walls could talk – my, what a story they would tell.
As luck would have it in our case, the most recent German landlords counted writer Ruth von Brandenstein and her daughter, author Leonie Ossowski among them. Both known for their defining works that provide insights into the passion, intrigue, and despair of this land, the people, and the place they called home.
In this way, The Palace at Osowa Sien has been inspired by an assortment of these books.
We invite you to discover each suite and the vibrant stories only they can reveal.
Choose from well-appointed 30 and 40 sqm (320-430 ft²) lodgings, each featuring broad wooden plank-covered floors, heated bathroom tiles, kitchenette, and comfortable living room. Every morning, breakfast is served in the castle’s parlour with windows overlooking the treed lawn. For anticipated lazy days, guests can opt to spoil themselves with breakfast baskets ordered in advance and delivered to the bedroom door come morning.
The kitchenette contains a coffee and tea larder, tableware, and refrigerator; while a large flat screen smart TV hangs in full-view of the plush sofa. An ideal set up for relaxation.
Created with luxury and convenience in mind, natural materials have been utilized to bring the bathroom together. Wooden beams jut out of the attic and into these whimsical spaces, while imported marble and stone has been selected for the tiled ensuites. Fitted with both a soaking-tub and oversized shower – morning routines become a delight rather than a chore.