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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www.stara.wegorzewo.pl

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Stan B (8 months ago)
Remont remont i nic.
DOROTA L (8 months ago)
jak będzie po remoncie odwiedzimy jeszcze raz...
Dorota Kondrusik (9 months ago)
Zamek nieczynny, od lat w remoncie niekoniecznie zgodnie z epoką
Marek Ferens (12 months ago)
Jest ale w remoncie od ulicy go nie prawie nie widać ///od wody trochę jest do oglądania ... Budynek szału niema samo Węgorzewo ładne i mili ludzie .
anna.kwella anna.kwella (12 months ago)
Zamek w budowie. Niedostępny dla turystów. Rozbudowywany kolejny raz dawno zayracił swój pierwotny charakter... ogólnie- rozczarowanie...
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