Top 27 historical castles to visit in Poland

  • Malbork Castle

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    The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest fortress on earth. It was originally constructed by the Teutonic Knights in a form of an Ordensburg fortress. It was built to protect and expand their Prussian outpost upon Poland-Lithuania, successfully defending it for centuries.
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  • Niedzica Castle

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    Niedzica Castle, also known as Dunajec Castle, is a medieval stronghold located on the right bank of the Czorsztyn Reservoir in the village of Niedzica-Zamek. This castle was probably built in the early 14th century, probably on the site of an earlier defensive structure.
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  • Książ Castle

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    Książ is the largest castle in the Silesia region. It lies within Książ Landscape Park, a protected area located in the Wałbrzyski Foothills. The castle overlooks the gorge of the Pełcznica river and is one of the Wałbrzych's main tourist attractions.
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  • Tropsztyn Castle

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    Tropsztyn Castle is a reconstruction of a defensive castle near the Czchowskie lake. The history of the castle is connected with the village of Tropie, located on the opposite side of the river.
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  • Moszna Castle

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    The Moszna Castle is a 200-year-old castle building that now operates as a hotel. It is located in the small village of Moszna. It has a chapel which is used as a concert hall and a gallery with regular exhibitions. The entire complex includes a park with nearby fields, meadows, and a forest.
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  • Ogrodzieniec Castle

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    Ogrodzieniec Castle - ruins of a castle built in the system of the so-called Eagles' Nests in the 14th-15th centuries. The castle is located on the highest elevation in the Krakow-Czestochowa Jurassic Highlands - Castle Mountain rising to 515.5 meters above sea level.
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  • Czocha Castle

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    Czocha Castle is a defensive castle located in the village of Czocha in southwestern Poland. The keep is the oldest part of the structure, which was later supplemented by housing structures. Currently, the castle serves as a hotel and an entertainment and conference center.
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  • Łańcut Castle

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    Łańcut Castle is a complex of historical buildings and a museum located in Łańcut, Poland. Nowadays, it is one of the most famous aristocratic residences in Poland. An elegant and spacious park of the early English landscape style surrounds the castle.
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  • Krzyżtopór Castle

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    Krzyżtopór Castle is a big castle that served as a medieval fortress and a palace. It was originally built by a Polish nobleman Krzysztof Ossoliński in 1644 in the village of Ujazd. Currently it is under restoration.
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  • Kostrzyn Fortress

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    Kostrzyn (Küstrin) Fortress is a massive complex of fortifications on the border of Poland and Germany. It was erected and used between the 15th and 20th centuries. Currently the most of the former fortress buildings are located on the Polish side.
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  • Bobolice Castle

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    The Bobolice Castle is a 14th-century royal castle in the village of Bobolice. It was a part of the defense system of royal strongholds protecting the western border of Poland on the side of Silesia.
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  • Inowlódz Royal Castle

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    Inowlodz Castle is a Gothic style royal castle from the 14th century founded by Casimir the Great located in the valley of the Pilica River in the village of Inowlodz, Lodz province.
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  • Będzin Castle

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    The Będzin Castle is a castle in Będzin town in southern Poland. The stone castle dates to the 14th century, and is predated by a wooden fortification that was constructed in the 11th century. It served as a military outpost on the southwestern border of the Kingdom of Poland.
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  • Kórnik Castle

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    Kórnik Castle is a castle in the Polish town of Kórnik, which was constructed in the 14th century. The current look of the castle resembles Gothic Revival architecture, one of the popular historicising styles in the 19th century. The castle currently houses a museum and the Kórnik Library.
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  • Chęciny Castle

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    Chęciny Royal Castle was built in the late 13th century in Chęciny, Poland. It fell into ruin in the 18th century and remains in that state to this day.
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  • Chojnik Castle

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    Chojnik Castle is a castle located above the town of Sobieszów, today part of Jelenia Góra. Its remains stand on top of the Chojnik hill within the Karkonosze National Park. Today the semi-ruined stronghold is a major tourist attraction and houses a hotel and a restaurant.
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  • Fort Srebrna Góra

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    Fort Srebrna Góra or Srebrnogórska Fortress is a former military fort, now a monument and a museum, located in the town of Srebrna Góra. The fort has been called a "Gibraltar of Prussia", or "Gibraltar of Silesia", a reference to its foundation in solid bedrock. The fort is open to tourists.
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  • Olsztyn Castle

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    Olsztyn Castle – castle ruins located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, lying on the Trail of the Eagles' Nests – formerly protecting the southern border of the Kingdom of Poland.
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  • Czorsztyn Castle

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    The ruins of Czorsztyn Castle are located at Czorsztyn Lake within Pieniny National Park borders. It is a medieval castle that stands at the top of the hill near the Dunajec River.
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  • Tenczyn Castle

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    Tenczyn Castle is a medieval castle in the village of Rudno. The castle stands on the remnants of a Permian period lava stream, the highest hill of Garb Tenczyński (Castle Hill), which is 411 m above the sea level.
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  • Golub Castle

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    Golub Castle is a four-wing conventional Teutonic fortress built at the turn of the fourteenth century, built on a hill as a look-out point over the whole town of Golub-Dobrzyń. Today, the castle is used as a regional museum, housing a vast collection of militaristic exhibits.
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  • Mirów Castle

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    Mirów Castle is a 14th-century castle, now ruined, located in the Mirów village, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.
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  • Rabsztyn Castle

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    Rabsztyn Castle is a preserved Gothic ruined castle located in the Polish Jura within the Eagles' Nests Trail. Having undergone extensive reconstruction, since May 2015, the castle has been opened to tourists.
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  • Radzyń Chełmiński Castle

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    Radzyń Chełmiński Castle is a Brick Gothic monastery-castle completed in 1330. The square keep is a relic of one of the oldest castles built by the Teutonic Knights. Currently visitors are still able to see the restored southern facade, and enter the courtyard, towers, cellars, and the chapel.
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  • Bąkowiec Castle

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    Bąkowiec Castle is a fourteenth-century knight's castle ruins, located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland.
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  • Pilcza Castle

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    Pilica Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle located in Pilica. Encircled by bastion fortifications, the castle is made up of four wings, surrounding an interior courtyard. The castle is surrounded by a 10 ha park with diverse fauna and flora. There is a Classicist well in the park.
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  • Bydlin Castle

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    Bydlin Castle is a fourteenth-century castle ruins, located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. The fortress was built as part of the Trail of the Eagles' Nests defence system.
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