Angerburg Castle

Węgorzewo, Poland

The current Węgorzewo town was first mentioned in a 1335 chronicle as Angirburg, or 'eel castle', a settlement of the Teutonic Knights with a block house, a palisade, and a watchtower. The Grand Duke of Lithuania, Kęstutis, destroyed the wooden castle in 1365. Teutonic Knights built new brick castle in 1398. It was situated 2 km away from burnt castle on river island. Near by the castle grew settlement New Village which got allocation privilege in 1514.

From 1525 the castle was a residence of princely district. In 1734 and 1736 King of Poland Stanislaw Leszczynski visited the castle. After World War II the town was burnt by Russian soldiers and the castle was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1980's.



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Founded: 1398
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Magdalena S-cz (3 months ago)
The castle is in bad condition, you cannot enter the square, allegedly under renovation, but it is not visible that it is so. Separated from the street by a dense fence, so you can't see much. A photo of old Węgorzewo is hanging around.
Robert Święcki (3 months ago)
Dorota Królikowska (3 months ago)
The castle itself only has a beautiful location. Covered by an ugly metal fence. Although it is officially announced that there is renovation going on there, you cannot see the workers, and you cannot even hear that any renovation is going on. It is a pity because the place has great potential and so far it scares with windows covered with foil.
Panna Nikt (4 months ago)
It is possible that during the times of the Teutonic Knights the castle had its splendor, it is difficult to say. It is possible that before the war, too, I don't know, so I won't say anything. The family recalls that during the communist period there was a municipal library there for some time, possibly, I wasn't alive then, so I don't know. But I know that nowadays it is a zero attraction. In the last impulse of the renovation attempt, the tower was added there. Probably. Generally, you can't see much, because most of it is obscured by a high fence. A plus for the city authorities that, as a consolation for the disappointed, there are photos of the former Węgorzewo on this fence.
Paulina Kukurenda (2 years ago)
Może z panem zamków także ciągnie na sprzęt jest z dziećmi po tego typu różnych budowach i innych masz taki murach wiele razy mamy całkiem fajne wspomnienie ale akurat węgorzewski zamek nie będzie w jednym z moich ulubionych trochę po prostu nudny aczkolwiek pani położona nad jeziorem
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