Oh, I see I wasn't precice about the castle(s). Sorry. There are several castles in and around Lesna. The one which is located right in the town (formerly Schloss Beerberg) is a ruin today. The second, Swiecie or formerly Schwerta, is a ruin since 200 years. The third, which you probably mean, Czocha or formerly Tzschocha, is close to Lesna (2,5 miles), in good shape and a hotel today. I don't know if there's a bus to Lesna. Maybe from Luban, but getting to Lesna by public transport will be difficult. Maybe you should simply take a taxi from Zgorzelec. More expensive, but will save you a lot of hassle. BTW: since you visit this Lesna you should definitely visit Görlitz and maybe also the surrounding area. This Lesna was actually not really Silesian but Upper Lusatian. After 1815 Upper Lusatia was divided and this part became a part of the Prussian province of Silesia. After 1945, when the Germans were expelled the Upper Lusatian heritage on the now Polish side was completely lost. Görlitz, which like Lesna came to Silesia after 1815, still offers this mix of Silesian and Upper Lusatian culture that was typical for Lesna until 1945. The heart of Upper Lusatia is Bautzen, a mostly baroque town surrounded by impressive medieval fortifications. Have a look at this gallery of Upper Lusatia (copy and paste): http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=869852 The unique half-timbered houses you see there are typical for this region and are a major part of the local identity. Before 1945 the villages around Lesna looked like the one in the gallery, but today you can only find such villages on the German side.