Bukowiec is a small village located in the foothills of the karkonosze mountains in the lower Silesian region of Poland. To get here, you will need to make a small detour from the
main road, but when you arrive you will discover a peaceful place, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
The first mention of Bukowiec dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was probably a Knight's village.
.The period of Bukowiec's greatest splendour begins with the arrival of Count Frederick von Reden in 1785. It was he who rebuilt the existing manor house and created one of the most beautiful parks in Prussia. Because of its position and the family's many contacts, Bukowiec became an important centre of cultural life. Among the many guests hosted here was the famous German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The wife of the Count gained further recognition by bringing the Wang temple to Karpacz.
After death of Frederick von Reden the village declined. Changes after the Second World War completed the process of degradation. Many buildings disappeared forever. Only in recent years, thanks to the efforts of the 'Valley of Palaces and Gardens Foundation' has the old splendour of the palace and a large park in Bukowiec returned to its former glory.