M1 Lost Places: Castle Ober Stradam

  Ruine Schloss Ober Stradam © Sławomir Milejski  

The forgotten castles in Lower Silesia

The last castle in Ober Stradam was built in 1866 by Otto von Reinersdorf-Paczensky and Tenczin and extended in 1880. The castle has been in ruinous condition since a fire disaster in the early 2000s and is falling into disrepair. It once formed the core of the village and was also used as a village community center for a long time after 1945, until it was sold into private ownership.

In the design project we deal exemplarily with the conversion and reconstruction of the castle in Ober Stradam and want to show possibilities of reactivation and potentials in dealing with the forgotten castles in Silesia besides the usual reconstruction.

During an excursion on site we will look at some examples of already reactivated castles, in the village of Stradomia Wierzchnia we will talk to the local people and together we will work out possible scenarios of reuse, as well as visit the rich heritage of the 20's architecture in Wroclaw.

Places will be allocated through the central faculty registration procedure in RWTH online. Place acceptance of the allocated places until 10.10.2022 via email to kerner@denkmal.arch.rwth-aachen.de.


03.11.- 07.11.2022 to Wroclaw, Stradomia Wierzchnia and surroundings
Self-organized arrival and departure
Participation in the excursion is obligatory


max. 16 students
M1 Structural engineering
M.Sc. 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester


Kick-off event: Tuesday, 18.10.2022 at 10am at the chair
Supervision usually on Tuesdays


Ober Stradam Phase 1