Pszczyna Castle

Pszczyna, Poland

Pszczyna Castle is a classical-style palace. Constructed as a castle in 13th century or earlier, in a Gothic architectural style, it was rebuilt in a Renaissance style in the 17th century. During the course of the 18th and 19th centuries, the exterior of the castle was partially changed into a Baroque-Classical style. The Classicist modernization transformed the complex into what is usually described a palace.

In its history the castle was a residence of Silesian and Polish Piast nobles, then the German von Promnitz noble clan (mid-16th to mid-18th centuries) and later the German von Pless family. The castle became owned by the state after the death of the last Prince of Pless, Hans Heinrich XV in 1936.

In 2009 it was voted as one of the 'Seven Architectural Wonders of the Silesian Voivodeship' by the Silesian authorities and is often described as one of the most beautiful castle residences in Poland.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Poland


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Paweł (7 months ago)
Castle is very beautiful and normally I would give 5 stars but I hate national segregation and discrimination. Why some nations can buy ticket for 1 PLN and some need to pay 25 PLN. That is scandal and totally not acceptable!
Hanna Kwasny (9 months ago)
Beautiful place, well maintained. We had a great experience there. It's a must when visiting Pszczyna. Opted for an audio guide (available in Polish, English, German) and it was an excellent choice. If you want a tour of the castle with a guide you need to book and pay a week in advance.
Łukasz Krzywicki (9 months ago)
Highly recommended for a fun, nice day. The palace is amazing and the park is great (you can rent bikes or boats). The city offers nice food and other attractions. I advise to arrive early in the day.
Nattavee Nat (14 months ago)
I really like it there, so beautiful ???????? and it is often described as one of the most beautiful castle residences in Poland ?? so many interesting to see there, even if you don’t really care or know much about history (as I am) but I really really enjoy the tour today!! Highly recommend ????????
Nicolas Povall (14 months ago)
An amazing stately home which is quite spectacular, the vastness of some of the rooms like the Mirror room and also the main staircase is breathtaking. The house also has a wonderful armoury exhibit in its basement which houses items from all over the world. A must see again if in the area
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