Czorsztyn Castle Ruins

Czorsztyn, Poland

The ruins of Czorsztyn Castle stands at the top of the hill nearby Dunajec. According to Jan Długosz, in 1246 the owner of the castle was Piotr Wydżga. However that theory was never after confirmed by other historians, so the beginnings of castle functioning are dated on 14th century. Large development of the castle took place during the reign of Casimir III the Great. In years 1629–1643, when Jan Baranowski was a starosta of Czorsztyn, the castle was fundamentally rebuilt. In 1790 the roof of the castle burnt after a thunder clap. In the result castle was quickly broken down and became empty.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Ruins in Poland

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Michal Antala (15 months ago)
It was closed, but castle from outside seems interesting.
Ziyan Sinnen (2 years ago)
Was visiting during the late autumn, so there was only very less people. But the views are really nice. Want to visit again during the summer ❤️❤️❤️
Jacob Kampen (2 years ago)
Interesting ruins of a castle which is across a lake from another more well preserved castle. There is a long walk there up and down a steep hill. Great views and photo opportunities from the top. There are signs for some of the rooms with polish and English. Two small souvenir shops located inside.
Marta Wrzesniak (2 years ago)
Beautiful place with great views at the Polish Slovakian landscapes. The castle itself is well renovated but those are still ruins so basically you'll see huge walls and tons of brick but still worth visiting ;)
Slawomir Zolkiewski (2 years ago)
Interesting place, nice castle or rather ruins of castle. Very difficult to reach it because of numerous stairways. Really fabulous Vista point on the whole region, mountains and the lake. It's worth to see it, however impossible for disabled people.
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