Przezmark Castle Ruins

Przezmark, Poland

The construction of the Przezmark castle started at the beginning of the 1300s continued until c. 1350. In the next centuries the stronghold was repeatedly converted because it was adjusted to new functions: the seat of a commune head, a prosecuting attorney and a convent. Since the beginning of the 16th century the castle belonged to the bishops of Pomesania as to later come into hands of the families of von Egmon and von Verdte. After the period of the private owners, came the period, in which the stronghold performed the function of the seat of the offices to finally decline and to be disassembled in the 18th century The first of the old names of the castle suggests that before the Teutonic times there existed the Prussian merchant settlement. The tower that has survived till our time emerged around 1329 and is called the Prisoner-Of-War Tower.

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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Poland

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Jakub “Kilom” Wysocki (11 months ago)
Amazing owner that alone conserve building for last 20 years, July 2023 he wanna open rooms for rent and cafe.
Monika Wilczynska (3 years ago)
Very little know but an amazing place being brought back to life by lovely owners that will give you all the info and show every nook of this castle.
Michael (3 years ago)
Abadoned medieval-teutonic castle in Przezmark
Anna Sosnowska (4 years ago)
People create the place :) I highly recommend visiting this place. Lovely owners, full of passion and love for this place. I keep my fingers crossed for further development and fulfillment of all plans :)
Adi Kominek (4 years ago)
Well, there is not much left of the Teutonic castle, there is only one tower left, which was very nicely arranged by the owners. Taking into account the condition of the castle in which the owners acquired it, and in what condition it is now, it proves how much heart and money the owners had to invest. A place worth visiting, I am very impressed with how many exhibits have been brought from abroad to make this place look like this.
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