Olesnica Castle

Oleśnica, Poland

Oleśnica Castle was erected in 1542-1561, replacing a Gothic fortress from the thirteenth century. It was the seat of the Dukes of Oleśnica until the nineteenth century. A fortified settlement was mentioned before the year 1238, and the first record of the castle dates from 1292.

After World War II, the surviving buildings held Hungarian and Italian prisoners of war. Later, there was the Soviet branch office of the International Committee of the Red Cross. In the 1970s the castle underwent another renovation and it became a branch of the Archaeological Museum in Wroclaw, until abandoned in 1993. It has since been reoccupied by the Voluntary Labour Corps.



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Zamkowa 4, Oleśnica, Poland
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Founded: 1542-1561
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Jolanta Marynowicz (2 years ago)
Bardzo przyjemnie. Dużo zieleni i kwiatów można naprawdę odpocząć.
Magorzata Tajak-Skrok (2 years ago)
Dobre miejsce na spacer. Jest tu siłownia na świeżym powietrzu i plac zabaw dla dzieci. Boisko do badmintona.
Mirosława Orłowska (2 years ago)
Bardzo fajne miejsce do odpoczynku. Spacery bardzo przyjemne. Pora roku nie zbyt ładna, odsłania śmieci zalegajce na trawie która jeszcze nie urosła. Mogli by oprócz sprzątania zgrabić i wywieźć zalegajce wieloletnie liście.
Bogdan Mączyński (2 years ago)
Ładnie, choć widać, że lata świetności minęły. Ławki wymagają remontu. Za to bardzo miły plac zabaw dla dzieci.
Julia Ustinovich (3 years ago)
Nice place with lake, trees and playground for kids!
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