Czluchow Castle

Czluchow, Poland

Człuchów Castle consists of some of the defence walls and the 46-metre tower. The Człuchów stronghold was built during the 14th Century by the Teutonic Order. The exact date of completion is unknown but it is assumed to be the year 1365. During the history, the castle was considered an unconquerable fortress, and was an important element in the defence system of the monastic State. The glory days of the fortress date were up to the year 1772, when it was taken over by the Prussians, while the city fire of 1793 completed the devastation of the building. In order to rebuild the town, the residents were granted consent to deconstruct the Castle, leaving only the tower and fragments of the defence walls. A neo-gothic Evangelical church was added onto the foundations of the former Castle chapel during the years 1826-1828. This church is associated with one of the mysteries; the lost Amber Chamber, supposedly hidden by the Nazis.



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Founded: c. 1365
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Dawid Chorabik (2 years ago)
Very nice and important castle.
Lemon :v (2 years ago)
European Bass Player (2 years ago)
Beautiful, Medieval ruins and Castle. I wish they had larger exhibition related Medieval era, to the Castle itself and also to Teutonic Knights that occupied that region. Unfortunately, 2nd floor is used as conference hall? Completely does not fit architecture and as an empty space is totally useless instead of being used as another part of museum-exhibitions.
Jörn Fischer (2 years ago)
Very interesting museum with lots of information of the archeological findings and history of the castle. Great view from the tower - absolutely worth it ?
Olga Kutanina (3 years ago)
Very interesting historical place. Definitely it's worth visiting!
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