Cross Mountain (654 m)

654 m n.p.m.
In the first half of the 19th century duchess Marianna, wife of Duke William of Prussia, began showing interest in the ruins. She put the neighbouring land to use, and a cross was installed on the rock above the castle, with the inscription:
“The cross’s blessing for William, his descendents, and the entire valley”.


Duchess Marianna ordered the casting of the cross at the Royal Foundry in Gliwice. It weighs 40 hundredweight (i.e. approx. 2 tons), and comprises three parts. The column protrudes 21 feet (about 6.3 metres) above the granite rock which it is deeply set into, while its horizontal bar spans 18 feet (approx. 5.4 m).
A viewpoint was established on the neighbouring rock, while steps were carved up to both points.


Translation Jonathan Weber