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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Sanjay Rai (5 months ago)
View òf castel in Beautiful.Amazing place must be visited once again.
Sky Wanderer (12 months ago)
The view from the castle is really spectacular. This is one of the places you would like to return again and again. Regarding the castle itself - well, it looks quite good - not everything is yet renovated, work is still in progress. But the view from the castle - really worth it. If passing by, highly recommend to visit.
Hilda Németh (12 months ago)
The castle is relatively small, but it situated in the most amazing nature and surroundings, we loved it! The interior has bern burned by the Red Army, but it has been replaced with very nice pieces from different eras.
Zsuzsanna Ortutay (13 months ago)
A crowded place on a rainy day during the holiday season. Information about the castle is provided in different languages, even in Hungarian! They accept credit cards for payment and speak English.
Andrew Marcus (14 months ago)
Swear to God this place is haunted. No joke. I stayed here for two nights on a surprise trip with my Polish wife and in-laws. The view was amazing and that whole region has a very "bond-esque" feeling, which was awesome in the winter.. On the first night my mother in law claimed she saw and felt a ghost presence... I thought she was trying to freak me out until on the second night I had an experience of my own.. I felt something in the room the whole night and was afraid to go to sleep. It smelled kind of musty and that triggered my knowledge of the supernatural even further along with the change in temperature in the room (frequently getting cold, then warm etc..). Went outside to catch a cigarette and had an eerie encounter with some old man walking up the stairs to a restricted area, way past bedtime.. read the same magazine for 5 hours until the sun came up. But over all it was a fantastic time! I'll be back but won't be staying the night!
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