Nidzica Castle

Nidzica, Poland

Nidzica castle construction was begun around 1370. The Pfleger of the Teutonic Knights made it his residence in 1409. On 12t July 1410, the undefended castle was captured by the Polish forces on their way into the interior of the State of the Teutonic Order. At the time of the Hunger War of 1414 the castle was put under siege by the Polish knights and taken after eight days on the 6th of July. In 1454 the castle was occupied by the Prussian Union and in February 1455 was taken by the Czech army led by Jan Kolda ze Zampachu, who had repulsed an attack an by the forces of the Teutonic Knights on 28 April.

In 1517 the inner ward was built up and reinforced. In 1784 a fire consumed the innter ward. In 1812 the castle was devastated by French forces. The castle was rebuilt from 1828-1830 into a court and a prison. The Soviet army bombarded the castle in 1945 and it remained in ruins until its rebuilding in 1961-1965.

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Zamkowa 2, Nidzica, Poland
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Founded: 1370
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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13Akaren (13 months ago)
Open only every whole hour.
Prem Rajah (14 months ago)
It's a hotel, so unless you are a guest there there is nothing much to see. Although it is being renovated so that might change in the future. They have a nice restaurant. Amazing hot chocolate and pancakes
Paula Dutkowska (17 months ago)
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to visit interiors - the castle is under renovation. It has potential, so I hope after some months it will be a pearl :) It's important especially since this castle is part of a famous trail of Teutonic castles. We visited this place between other Teuronic's castles from Ostróda/Olsztyn/Olsztynek and Działdowo. We could go to the courtyard and to the underground restaurant Ordo (I recommend). There is also a hotel here.
Its Mrigz (2 years ago)
Well, the place is quite awesome, the boat ride in the lake nearby, the dam and beach all perfect. Museum not so great for non-European. Not a huge collection. But overall good.
Adam Tesznar (2 years ago)
Great place. A nice Gothic style castle. One of many in this region. Really worth seeing.
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