Namyslów Castle

Namysłów, Poland

The first reliable document suggests the Namysłów castle was built, from wood, in 1360. The order to build the castle was given by the Czech king and the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, in the location of a former gord of the Dukes of Oleśnica.

In 1533, the castle was transferred to the authorities of the city of Wrocław. Soon after the castle's courtyard was extended with additional housing units. In the seventeeth and eighteenth-century, the castle underwent further reconstruction, namely after the fire in 1658 and after a Prussian activity in the area, pillaging the castle. In the late-nineteenth century, the castle became property of the Haaselbach family who founded the Namysłów Brewery. Presently, the castle remains property of the town brewery.

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