• Malbork Castle in Poland
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    Visiting Malbork Castle – Largest in The World

    Malbork Castle is one of the few fortresses in Europe with a world-class reputation, and it holds the top spot as the largest castle in the world. Located in Northern Poland, Malbork Castle is one of the most well-preserved castles in Poland, as it takes you back in time in an incredible fashion. The castle’s interior reflects the variation of different periods.  Malbork Castle is one of the reasons why many people visit this beautiful country, and you shouldn’t hesitate either. The castle is proclaimed a UNESCO heritage site. Amazing, isn’t it? To understand why tourists flock to this attraction annually, you may need to visit this castle in person…

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    Kopice Castle: A Hidden Gem in Poland

    Palaces and castles both have something in common: they are the stuff of fairy tales connected to a slew of owners from times past. However, Poland is home to lots of these royal buildings, with a vast number in ruins. Once a powerful country in Eastern Europe, the country was shattered brutally by the 17th-century Swedish invasion, and the Second World War devastation caused by the Nazis. All these events led to varying degrees of ancient ruins in the country.  Many of these ruined grand properties are now getting the transformation of their lives. Some are transformed into museums where visitors can not only learn about Polish history but also explore…

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    Royal Castle in Checiny, Poland

    It’s not a secret that Poland has countless magnificent castles and palaces. Though some of them are not in the best shape due to a lack of investments, they still deserve attention. From the largest Malbork castle in the world, fairytale palace in Moszna, to beautifully towering on hills castle in Checiny, Poland has it all. Ready for the journey back in time? When mad kings and capricious monarchs sat on the thrones surrounded by mighty castle walls. Then keep on reading to discover what Checiny castle has to offer. This castle is unique in many ways, and if you choose to drive a car on route number 7 connecting…

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    15 Best Castles to Visit in Poland

    Poland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful castles and palaces. Among them, you can find medieval fortresses, elegant mansions, as well as fancy buildings straight from fairy tales or legends. These beautiful, magnificent buildings inspire artists, stimulate the imagination, delight with style and original shapes. From the famous Wawel castle in Krakow to located in extremely picturesque location castle Niedzica, here are the most impressive castles in Poland that you must-see.  1. Malbork Castle Located about 70 km from the Gdansk, Malbork’s Castle is the most powerful medieval fortress in Europe. This complex of three castles, picturesquely situated on the Nogat River, was the Teutonic Order’s capital for…

  • Teutonic Knight's Castle in Torun
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    Teutonic Knights’ Castle in Torun

    The castles have evolved, and their appearance has changed over the centuries. Poland is blessed with countless beautiful castles to admire, from medieval castles, baroque residences, fairy-tale palaces to magnificent ruins. Explore ancient ruins, discover mysterious remains, and learn the stories held within the walls of the Torun castle. History In the Chełmno Land, the Teutonic Order was building its first stronghold in Toruń in the mid-thirteenth century. On the plan of a closed horseshoe, a stone castle is made of stone and brick and a rampart and outer bailey around it. The castle was subject to constant expansion and modernization until the 14th century. Near the castle, there were…

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    Baranow Sandomierski Castle

    Baranow Sandomierski Castle is one of the best-preserved fortifications of this type in Europe. This pearl of Renaissance architecture in the northwest of the city is called “Little Wawel.” The former seat of the Leszczyński family is surrounded by a 14-hectare park, and within it, there is also a three-star Hotel. Travelers willingly visit this secluded place. History The Castle in Baranów Sandomierski was initially a Renaissance court. It was built on the initiative of the governor of Radziejów – Rafał Leszczyński. His son Andrzej Leszczyński in the years 1591-1603, expanded it into a castle which appearance we can admire to this day.  In 1620, impressive, modern bastion fortifications were built…

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    Grodziec Castle

    Grodziec Castle is a unique fortress located on a basalt, volcanic, steep hill and is one of the biggest attractions of the Lower Silesia. It is a majestic, massive structure, entirely noticeable from afar. Although today the castle has no one to defend against, it is a great place to explore and learn about history. History The castle, in its original form, was built by Bobrzanie, a West Slavic tribe from the Bóbr River. The first mentions date from 1155. At that time, the castle was a wooden stronghold, and a stone one was built during the reign of Henry the Bearded.  Then the castle became the property of the…

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    Gniew Castle

    The picturesque medieval castle in Gniew is next to the castle in Malbork, one of the most famous Teutonic castles located in Poland. The stronghold in Gniew lies on the Trail of Gothic Castles. The castle is open to tourists, but it also houses a luxury hotel. It’s been said that it is one of those places that combine extraordinary, intricate, and sometimes dark history with modernity and comfort. History The castle was built at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and was the most powerful Teutonic fortress on the left bank of the Vistula. Construction began after 1290 and lasted 40 years. It was the seat of…

  • Lenno Castle in Poland
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    Lenno Castle in Poland

    Lenno Castle is the oldest brick fortress in Lower Silesia and is considered by some researchers as the oldest castle in Poland. The castle was a home of Henry the Bearded and his wife, Duchess Jadwiga, later recognized as a saint – Patron of Silesia. Princes and knights, noble families, and robbers had lived here as well. History As we mentioned, Lenno Castle is the oldest stone castle in Lower Silesia. The first records referring to the existence of the castle date back to the 10th century, and the castle has been expanding regularly over the years. The early stage of expansion was the construction of a Romanesque house and the…

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    Castle and Cathedral Complex in Kwidzyn

    Kwidzyn is a tourist pearl of Poland. The biggest tourist attraction in the city is the castle and cathedral complex. An unusual combination is illustrating the history of the region, beautiful full of glory and contradictions. History of The Complex The castle is connected to the Cathedral in Kwidzyn that, at first glance, it is difficult to separate these two objects. They are like Siamese twins. Someone who goes to Kwidzyn intending to see the castle should see the vast Cathedral as well.  Castle The construction of the castle of the Pomezanian chapter began at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. After the works aimed at preparing the area,…