History of the Upper Manor
The Noworudzkie and Włodowice manor, to which the present Upper Manor belonged, was granted as a fief by King Charles IV of Luxembourg to the von Donyn brothers in 1360. After the male line of the von Donyn family died out in 1472, the manor passed from the hands of the Duke of Ziębice and the Count of Kłodzko, Henry the Elder of Podbieradowicz, to the husband of Anna von Donyn, Baron Georg Stillfried von Rattonitz.
In 1597 Baron Henrich the Elder of Stillfried and Rattonitz, who had grown up on the manor in Legnica, built a new manor for his son Bernhard from several plots of land at the exit of Kościelna Street and in 1598 built the Upper Manor with the park. Bernhard von Stillfried und Rattonitz left his manor in 1615 and took over the feudal lordship of Novorossiysk as Bernhard I. As a Lutheran, he took part in anti-emperor movements and in 1622 was arrested together with his son and imprisoned in Kłodzko prison, losing the Novorudok fief and half of the family property.
In 1625, Bernhard I converted to Catholicism and endeavoured to regain his lost possessions, half of which he succeeded in doing in 1632. The regained possessions, including the Upper Manor, belonged successively to members of the von Stillfried and Rattonitz families until Friedrich August sold his property to his brother-in-law, Count Anton von Magnis, in 1810. It was then bought by the von Tschischwitz family, who occupied it until 1937, when they sold it to Alfred von Aulock from Poliwoda in the Opole region.
Over the centuries, the Upper Manor served as an independent nobleman's residence, later as a manor curia, in the years around 1796-1819 one of the rooms was used by Protestant clergymen as a church hall, in the years around 1886-1930 the manor became a nobleman's residence again.
After the Second World War, the Upper Manor was used by the Nowa Ruda Colliery. Afterwards it housed the Ognisko Pracy Pozaszkolnej (after-school care centre), and in the 1970-80s the building was administered by the city administration, which housed the Children's and Youth Cultural Centre. In 1996-2003 the former mansion served as the headquarters of the Polish Scout Association (ZHP), then it fell into disrepair unheated and with a leaky roof.
8 April 2010. The Grzegorzek family bought Górny Dwór from Kłodzko Poviat and a month later began a complete renovation of the building, modernising every single centimetre of the 1300 m2 space. After more than two years of hard work, the complex is once again resplendent in its former glory and Hotel Dwór Górny will open on 7 July 2012 at 5.17 pm.
Today, guests can choose from 10 comfortable single, double, triple and quadruple rooms with a total capacity of 40 people. In addition, there are three luxurious, stylishly furnished suites with an additional steam sauna and the Prince Suite with a whirlpool in the sleeping chambers.
The three ballrooms, with capacities of 86, 91 and 114 respectively, can host weddings and all kinds of family celebrations, while the appropriate audio-visual equipment and WiFi throughout the house allow conferences for 85, 113 and 124 people.
The Manor House Restaurant, run by one of the best chefs in the Kłodzko Basin, serves a wide selection of Old Polish dishes, and on the lowest floor of the building, deep in the cellars, you can enjoy wines from all over the world.