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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Mariam Sultanishvili (15 months ago)
Medieval castle, church and museum. You will enjoy if you love gothic architecture and medieval history. Best view of landscape you can see on summer and autumn in sunny days
Paul Szeliga (2 years ago)
A site to see! The architecture is wonderful, the area around is great, perfect to walk around by and very nice to visit. It is closed on Mondays so keep that in mind when planning your trip. A local had told me that most people drop by here to or from Malbork. Towards the city, there are quite a few nice places to eat. If you’re looking for a break or something to add to the itinerary, recommend!!
Dovile Krackiene (3 years ago)
Worth to see,tall towers,can go around the castle. But there were trashes on the ground..
Ryan Reynolds (3 years ago)
The castle was closed but the surroundings were amazing.
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