Niemodlin Castle

Niemodlin, Poland

The origins of the Niemodlin stone castle can be connected with the prince Kazimierz I of Opole in the first half of the 13th century. The castle, or actually the defensive tower, was located near the river ford, where princely fees were collected from travelers. In 1294 the castellan of Niemodlin was first recorded.

During the Hussite Wars Niemodlin was destroyed. In 1428, the taborites burned it during the armed march from Otmuchów and Paczków to Brzeg. It is not certain whether the castle was rebuilt immediately.

The castle was again damaged by fire in 1552. The duchy was taken over by the emperor Ferdinand Habsburg, who began to give it in a pledge of various, often changing, noble families. In 1581, the emperor Rudolf II sold the castle to the Puckler family, who from 1589 began the renaissance reconstruction. The work lasted until 1619, when the castle chapel was erected. During the Thirty Years War, the castle was again destroyed. As a result of the reconstruction a mannerist-baroque building was created with three palace ranges and a series of open galleries from the south-east. Remodeling from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries obliterated the original spatial concept of the castle, among others on the site of the cloisters, a low range closing the courtyard was erected.

After the Second World War, the monument was the seat of the National Repatriation Office, a high school, an officer’s school, and in recent years it has been abandoned.

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Rynek 55, Niemodlin, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Ilia Kalistru (10 months ago)
Scenic, authentic, awesome!
Rafal Bogusz (11 months ago)
Nice place to visit, at weekends there is cold beer served in courtyard and you can have something from BBQ or hot smoked carp and trout!
Martin D (2 years ago)
Tour guide seemed like he was rushing or not interested. Tour is of the basement area only. Understandable as it's getting restored. Probably will be more interesting once complete.
christine lim (2 years ago)
Attended a wedding at this venue, great place for such an event. Was so much fun and we had an exquisite dinner.
Fran Gonzalez (2 years ago)
Small place under renovation. You can enter only with a guide. Fee is 15pln. Tour lasts for about 45 mins. There is small place to eat on the garden. Attached the invoice for 2 hot chocolate, 2 fries and 1 sausage pack
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