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: Ruins in Poland

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vindsvale (8 months ago)
Szacunek dla Osób, które prywatnym sumptem utrzymują ów Zabytek. Bardzo ciekawe i urokliwe miejsce, zaś właściciele obiektu bardzo przyjaźni, mili i uczynni. Pan oprowadzający po obiekcie posiada niesamowita wiedzę historyczną. Wieża warowna byłego Zamku jest utrzymana w bardzo dobrym stanie. Natomiast widok rozpościerający się z jej ostatniej kondygnacji zapiera dech w piersiach
Andrzej Kuziemkowski (9 months ago)
Klimatyczne miejsce, gospodarz i właściciel zamku jest niepoprawnym pasjonatem. Polecam.
Beata Nalewajek (11 months ago)
Polecam fantastyczni ludzie prowadzą to miejsce.. dzieci zzchwycone.. ciekawe miejsce.. Polecam
feelbydg (11 months ago)
Dziś przypdkiem wstąpiliśmy na teren zamku. Wyszedł Pan Ryszard i oprowadził Nas oraz kilkunastu weselnych gości. Mimo że do zwiedzania jest tylko wieża to bardzo mile spędziliśmy tam aż 1,5 godziny słuchając opowieści z dozą humoru Pana właściciela. Wszystkim polecam to miejsce, a Panu Ryszardowi życzymy sił aby jak najdłużej mógł brać się do "roboty" przy zamku i nie tylko... ;p
Edyta Kuc (12 months ago)
Warto wstąpić i zobaczyć, tak jak piszą poprzednicy obecny właściciel pan Ryszard chętnie oprowadzi i ciekawie opowie o histori zamku, a także o planach na przyszłość.polecam:☺☺
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