Czersk Castle Ruins

Czersk, Poland

The Castle of the Masovian Dukes in Czersk was built on the turning point of the fourteenth and fifteenth century by Prince Janusz I. When the Masovian land became part of the Kingdom of Poland - which was under the rule of Queen Bona Sforza. Primarily, the castle had three towers, one of them - being four-sided, was used as the main gate house.

During the war with the Swedes, in 1656, the castle became partly ruined. The retreating land army, close to Warta, under Stefan Czarniecki"s commandhad captured the stronghold and had devastated it. The castle went through a reconstruction between 1762-1766, when Marsza³ek Franciszek Bieliñski had commanded the reconstruction of the stronghold. However, due to the Prussian Partition, the Prussian leader had ordered for the demolition of the castle"s defense walls, reducing the stronghold"s military importance. From that time, nobody had every again took on the reconstruction of the castle. From the once mighty stronghold, all of the towers; a brick bridge from the eighteenth century; and the north and east wing of the castle had all survived.

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Podzamcze 10, Czersk, Poland
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Founded: 1388-1410
Category: Ruins in Poland

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Ted Cvetic (2 years ago)
Partially renovated ruins...beautifully maintained with lots of interesting displays and information. ... another reason to love Poland.... i recommend
Siarhiej Pieliasa (2 years ago)
Most romantic place in Masovia. Medieval capital of the Dutchy.
Marek Chrusciel (2 years ago)
Just remainings of the castle, walls and 3 towers, 2 of which can be climbed by narrow stairs. Nice view from the top. Typical location of medieval castle - on s hill dominating local area.
Sasha Sheremetov (2 years ago)
Great place for a quick rest, you can shoot the bow there and look how people lived on medieval times.
Paolito JJ (2 years ago)
Worth seeing the medieval castle.It is also located in the proximity of Warsaw.
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