Kwidzyn Castle

Kwidzyn, Poland

Kwidzyn contains the partially ruined 14th century Brick Gothic Ordensburg castle of the Teutonic Order, namely the Bishops of Pomesania within the Order. Connected to the castle to the east is a large cathedral (built 1343-1384) containing the tombs of the bishops as well those of three Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights.

The former Prussian fortress in Kwidzyn, which was occupied by the Teutonic Knights in 1233, received the city rights during the same year. In 1440 there was established the Prussian Union - today the Pomesanian"s cathedral chapter is the most precious historic and architectural treasures of Kwidzyn.

The wings of the castle with towers at the corners belonged to the defense system. Main tower today dominates the entire massif of the castle, which was also a bell tower lookout. The literally outstanding feature is a characteristic tower 'dansker' known as gdanisko of 1384. It was set by more than 50 meters from the west wing of the castle and the castle was combined with a long five spanning porches. Today the castle houses the Museum of the Castle. Kwidzyn history, its monuments and picturesque surroundings are enough attractions to visit for even the most demanding tourists.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Yuriy Pylypenko (5 months ago)
That is not the biggest castle on the north of Poland, but it has own history and soul. If you interesting in medieval history it could be interesting.
Yuri Orlov (5 months ago)
Very interesting experience and museums. However, didn't understood the concept of the natural museum on the second floor, which has nothing common with the castle. Lifehack: want to enter cheaper - buy tickets at 2pm - the price will drop by half and will cost you only 5PLN and you will have anyway enough time to visit the museum.
LoteX (7 months ago)
Great place to visit if you are interested in old medieval times
Martijn Blankestijn (8 months ago)
Nice castle, exhibitions vary, some are interesting, some less. All in all worth a visit.
Richard Ashcroft (8 months ago)
One of several great Teutonic Knights' castles in the area, housing a museum. The highlight is the incredible fortified toilet, accessed via a long roofed bridge standing on massive pillars.
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