Kolo Castle Ruins

Ko³o, Poland

Casimir III the Great erected a castle in Ko³o – most likely prior to the founding of the city – as part of an overall enterprise of strengthening the boundaries of the realm. Ko³o castle was mainly intended to protect central Wielkopolska from attacks by the Teutonic Knights. The fortified city played a vital strategic role for some 200 years.

It was established as a 55 m x 40 m rectangle, made of brick with stone foundations, with its longer side arranged on a north-east, south-west axis and enclosed by high crenellated walls.

The castle slowly fell into decay from around the mid-16th century. This was mainly brought about by changes to the defence system after the invention of firearms and artillery.

The entire length of south-west line of walls to a height of 4 m (supported by abutments), fragments of the walls of the short sides of the foundation, and the tower are all that remain of the onetime castle. The north-west section of walls, on the Warta side, have collapsed due to the foundations having been eroded by the flooding of the river.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Poland

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Martin Wyrwa (2 years ago)
Very old castle ruin, I've spent many days in my childhood here. Very calm place, I love being here.
Paweł Bernaciak (3 years ago)
My favourite châteaux
Antoni Dolata (4 years ago)
Senpai not so hard(>0
Chriisuu (5 years ago)
Dojazd masakra, suche mury.. przejdziesz w 2 minuty.
Krzysztof Oleszczuk (5 years ago)
Niestety to już tylko ruiny, ale miejsce jest urokliwe i ma swój klimat. Kto ma odrobinę czasu warto zboczyć z drogi, dojazd z głównej zajmuje ok. 5 min. Polecam.
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