Prudnik Tower

Prudnik, Poland

Prudnik Castle was located in the defensive bend of the Prudnik river. It was built in 1255. It was founded a Czech knight Wok of Rosenberg.

The castle was destroyed in 1428 by the Hussites. After the end of the first Silesian War, Frederick the Great rebuilt the castle.

A fire on 27 August 1806 burnt the entire castle except of one tower called 'Wok's Tower', which is now the only remnant of the castle.



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Zamkowa 8, Prudnik, Poland
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Founded: 1255
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Kuba “Scarface” Qiu (2 years ago)
BORING, not much to see here
Vít Repka (3 years ago)
Closed :C
Vít Repka (3 years ago)
Closed :C
Waldi (3 years ago)
Entrance officially closed. However, there is no prohibition at the entrance. Access to the wooden part only via the general stairs. However, the views on the 3 sides of the world are even nice.
Petr Kubíček (4 years ago)
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