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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Paulina Kukurenda (13 months 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
Wiesława Rudnik (16 months ago)
Assessment only of the view and surroundings outside because the castle is closed for renovation
polaritat (16 months ago)
The castle is currently under renovation. Can only be viewed from the outside. Unfortunately, it's not very pretty. You can walk by without knowing that the former seat of the Teutonic Knights has passed. Currently, reportedly in private hands who has been renovating this monument since 2000. A hotel will probably be built here. Will it be good for the object, time will tell. This castle is in a good position. Right next to the canal and in the very center of Wegorzewo. Just another one to check on the list.
Gromek Żukowski (16 months ago)
the site is open information. beautiful photos. closed lock in place in renovation
Tomasz Chrześcijanek (2 years ago)
Castle?
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