Welcome to my castle
After countless wars, partitions and other political and social turbulences, the preserved and restored castles and palaces are now part of Poland’s historical heritage. Priceless monuments of the past remained untouched in many places and are full of life these days, being home to museums, education centers, luxury hotels with spa facilities and cultural events.
The most recognizable castles are mostly the ones located in main cities, like Royal Castle in Warsaw and Wawel Castle in Krakow. However, since there are over 500 castles and 2500 palaces scattered all over Poland, we would like to focus your attention on these less known.
Ksiaz Castle (13th century)
The castle is the largest fortress in Dolny Slask, during the World War II was taken over by the occupying German forces, who destroyed numerous historic chambers. The Nazis created a system of tunnels underneath the castle, where as rumor has it, a lost Nazi gold train is believed to be buried.
Czocha Castle (13th century)
Designed as a fortress and became one of the most interesting landmarks of Lower Silesia. Nowadays, the impressive monumental stronghold is home to an elegant hotel and its historic interiors can be visited like any other museum. The castle grounds have also been used as the set for many feature films and documentaries.
The Castle in Moszna (17th century)
Located in the southwest of the country, is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe with awe-inspiring architectural details in the style of baroque, neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance. The entire complex includes a park which has no precised boundaries and combines with the nearby fields, meadows and a forest.
Ogrodzieniec Castle (12th century)
Situated in the luscious mountainous region of the Polish Jura, in the south-central part of the country, in the middle of the 14th century was replaced by a new castle and integrated into the surrounding natural scenery, giving it a truly unique and charming exterior.
Malbork Castle (13th century)
Attracts many visitors with its impressive red brick exterior, and its quintessential medieval fortress style architecture. It holds the title as the largest castle in the world by land area and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kwidzyn Castle (13th century)
Located in the north, it’s one of the most unique and architecturally impressive castles in Poland. It represents the quintessential style of the Teutonic Knights’ castles architecture, with the so-called Dansker- a large sanitary tower, connected to the main part of the castle by a five-arcade passage.
Bedzin Castle (14th century)
Located in southern Poland, this stone castle is truly medieval in its design. The fortified stronghold had a significant role in protecting the Kingdom of Poland and later the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.