Elk Castle

Ełk, Poland

Teutonic Knights conquered the Ełk area in 1283. They built first a wooden castle to the site of former Old Prussian settlement and the town grew around it. It was first documented in 1398. The brick castle was built in 1497. In 1888 the castle was rebuilt - it became a prison and had that function until 1976. In 1958 during renovation of part of ther castle, under its walls, there was a collapsed tunnel found. After 1985 the castle doesn't have nor any function neither conservation care.

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Zamkowa 1, Ełk, Poland
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Founded: 1497/1888
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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2.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Karolina “Pyxi” Nowak (4 years ago)
Not really a castle. Not much to see. It's closed from public.
TyCkle _ (5 years ago)
Pity that it is not restored.
Aurelijus Altaravicius (5 years ago)
Could not get in to look around. Looked shabby from what could see from the street
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