Radzyn Chelminski Castle

Radzyn Chelminski, Poland

Radzyn Chelminski was the seat of the Teutonic Knights' Commandry. The castle is one of the oldest castles built by the Teutonic Knights, built in the 13th century. In 1446 the castle went into Polish control, in 1628 during wars with the Swedes the castle was partially devastated, slowly turning into a ruin.

Currently you are still able to see the tower - damaged by artillery fire. In 1780 Prussian authorities ordered to deconstruct whatever is let of the castle. Bricks from the three wings of the castle were used to build houses for the nearby community. The castle's deconstruction was stopped towards the end of the 19th century.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Monika wm (6 years ago)
great place
Mark Wisniewski (6 years ago)
It took me a few years to get there. I love visiting Teutonic structures. Radzyń is one of the best places to go. You are left to deal with the castle on your own. Just go there and do what you feel you want to do. No stupid tour guides, no crowds of people. Just you and the castle. And the towers. Unforgettable! I will go back there many times:)
Richard Ashcroft (6 years ago)
The thirteenth century Teutonic Knights' castle was devastated during the Swedish wars. Today the ruin makes an impressive sight and can be visited for a small fee. Inside it is mostly a shell, but the two remaining towers can be climbed.
Pavle Milićević (6 years ago)
Quite a view this castle, and also I challenge everyone to get on top of each towers! Narrow exit to the tower balcony pays out in great view!
Filip Praca (6 years ago)
Nice helmets
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