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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Сергей Балицкий (2 years ago)
Замок закрытый, окна заколочены, экскурсий никаких нет. Делать там нечего. Можно было как-то с умом распорядиться зданием 16века, в котором была тюрьма, а не просто закрыть и забыть.
jacek Ptaszyk (2 years ago)
Moze nie jest to w idealnym stanie. Ale czuje sie historie. Warto tam zajrzec.
Grzegorz Krzycki (2 years ago)
Zamek, a raczej resztki jego zabudowań Ełk sprzedał jakiś czas temu po kilku nieudanych próbach. Ten, kto to zrobił powinien być wytaczany w smole i pierzu a następnie wystawiony na widok publiczny i przepędzony z miasta. Obiekt jest bowiem zamknięty na cztery spusty i niszczeje sobie nadal nie zważając na zmianę właściciela. Raczej nie ma co liczyć na metamorfozę w stylu Giżycka, gdzie resztki krzyżackiego zamku nowy właściciel zamienił się w piękny, stylowy hotel. Typowy przykład tępej prywatyzacji w stylu lat 90 gdzie nikt nie jest rozliczany po nazwisku z efektów swoich działań. Na widok tych niezagospodarowanych ruin nie tylko niemieckim turystom robi się niedobrze.
Malgorzata Stawierej-Sperling (2 years ago)
It is not being worked on or renowated.
Lukas Lukako (2 years ago)
Need renovation!
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