Zupny Castle

Wieliczka, Poland

Żupny Castle is a Gothic castle, the former headquarters of the Wieliczka and Bochnia Salt Mine. The castle is located in the former mine complex and was designated as part of the Wieliczka and Bochnia UNESCO World Heritage Site, since an expansion in 2013.

A castle was built on top of the hillside in the 13th century, under the reign of Casimir III the Great and Sigismund I the Old. The current castle was built in a square formation, including living quarters outside the castle walls. From the castle"s earliest days, up until 1945, the castle was the headquarters of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Currently, the castle houses an exhibition containing the history of Wieliczka from the past decades, and the only collection of saltshakers in Poland.



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Zamkowa 6, Wieliczka, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Jochem van Hattum (4 months ago)
One of the most boring museums ever, unfriendly personnel and not much to see. Just go the salt mines and visit their museum. Just skip this one, you’ll thank me later ?
Cavstro (5 months ago)
Went here on a Saturday at 5:30pm. They are supposed to open till 8pm but the entrance was locked for no reason. The old guy at the lodge was rude, unhelpful and doesn't speak English. Time wasted and did not enter the premise.
Shubham Agarwal (5 months ago)
It has good salt work and 2 floors of porcelain work. I didn't like it that much as I was expecting it to contain the history of salt mining in poland or world , but I guess that's something which is covered by salt mine already. I also wanted to visit the castle but it was closed due to renovation
Pawel Milewski (7 months ago)
Fabulous place and superb way to spend a quality day!
Daniel Lane (8 months ago)
Very impressive. Well managed and humorous guides. It's absolutely stunning inside.
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