Zamek w Olsztynie

Zamek w Olsztynie, Olsztyn: Address, Phone Number, Zamek w Olsztynie Reviews: 4.5/5

Zamek w Olsztynie
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The ruins of a 14th century castle are one of the biggest attractions of the area. The castle, located on a hill, among limestone rocks, is part of the Trail of the Eagles' Nests. It belonged to a system of fortifications, built by King Kazimierz Wielki, to protect western Lesser Poland from Czechs, to whom Silesia belonged at that time. For some time, as a fee, it belonged to Prince Władysław Opolczyk. Taken away from him in 1396, the castle was then handed by King Władysław Jagiełło to a local nobleman, Jan Odrowąż of Szczekociny. The castle was invaded several times by Silesian princes in the 15th century, and with the advancement of warfare, its fortifications became obsolete. In 1655, it was captured by the Swedes, and since then, it became a ruin. In 1722, it was partly demolished, with bricks used to build a parish church at Olsztyn. Currently, only fragments of defensive walls remain. The most impressive still standing part of the castle is a 35-meter round tower, built in the 13th century, which served as a prison.
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Beautiful Ruin
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We had a lovely hike around this largely ruined 14th century castle. As other reviewers have said a lot of work is needed to restore it further but in fairness there is quite a lot of work ongoing at the moment too.
That is why we, unlike the reviewer who gave it only 1 star here, have no problem with paying 7 zloty to get into the park and another 4zl to climb the tower for the panoramic view. It's cheap at the price anyway and if it aids restoration, then all the better.
The Castle stands on top of a steep hill and there's a rough gravel and earth path up to it. It's not a long climb or a hard one from the entrance way.
There are lovely views of the countryside around it from up top. The most obvious ruin is the Round Tower which was used in its day as a prison. At the time of our visit it was the round tower that was being worked on so although you can see it, you can't climb it or go right up to it.
Across from it is a square shaped keep that you can climb for the aforementioned 4 extra zloty. It's well worth doing that as it gives the best view of the site.
Plenty of eateries and shops at the base to rest up or get a cold drink, plenty of parking too.
Definitely well worth a visit in my opinion, we gad a lovely hour or two here.
Written 20 August 2019
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Basia_Poznan
Poznan, Poland69 contributions
a must se in the region
Jun. 2018 • Family
this picture doesn't give the the idea what a fantastic scenery it is! It's true, that these are only the remnants of a great Medieval castle, but wandering inside you get the possibility to imagine how big it might have been; how welll composed into natural rocks; how welll situated on the rocky hills! Not to mention the spectacular views from the tarrace on the top of the tower!
A great place for a picnic, or as a starting point for a walk in the surrounding rocky hills.
Written 30 July 2018
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Jeff H
Opole, Poland130 contributions
Worth visitng
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Beautiful set of ruins. Large parking lot with a number of cafes and restaurants. Located on top of a hill, the trail is a little steep and slippery in some places. Nice views from the top. There is an observation tower with a telescope.
Written 20 August 2017
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Oliver Z
Siegen, Germany131 contributions
A place to visit
Jul. 2017 • Couples
You need to visit the castle of Olsztyn when you are here. In very good condition and with a museum of different exhibitions. Beside you have a perfect view from the tower. Prices are OK.
Written 13 July 2017
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
An excellent castle to begin the Eagle Nest trail
Nov. 2016 • Friends
Zamek w Olstynie is a big and very beautiful castle located in the Eagle-Nest trail, between Czestochowa (he most important pilgrimage place in Poland) and Krakow (the historical capital of Poland). In fact, it is one of some castles located in this route, in the southwest of Poland.
It is a very well-conserved and restaured castle in ruins, where you can do a little walk (more or less 15 minutes by walk) from the town Olstynie to arrive to the top of the castle. The views are very nice and the ruins, too. In fact, it is an excellent castle to begin the Eagle-Nest trail by car. Moreover, we came here at November and the entrance was free (we supposed we have to pay in high season, because there is a closed ticket office).
(See also Mirow Castle, Zamek Bobolice, Ogrodziniec Castle and Pustynia Bledowska)
Written 27 February 2017
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kazardan
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
Gorgeous setting
Feb. 2017 • Family
Great escape from a dull city.
Perfect place for a lovely stroll with the family.
Be prepared for a stunning views over the county.
Written 16 February 2017
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Castle in ruins, but the Cultural City prides for Sports' activities as well
Jul. 2016 • Friends
On the way back to Krakow from Czestochowa to catch the coach for Zakopane my friends arranged some sightseeing on the way so we set off earlier.

Jurassic Highland:
The area which is most spectacular, is also known as the Jura Upland.

First short stop, the small town of Olsztyn.

Overcast with clouds the sky, we allowed ourselves only a short stroll for some photos of the square and the 14th century Gothic Castle. We did not get inside but in reality all that remains of that Olsztyn castle are ruins nowadays.
Entrance €5.00.
Written 9 September 2016
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KarolaRS
7,065 contributions
Ruins at sunset
Jul. 2016 • Family
The ruins of a XIV century castle look amazing at sunset. Spent a night on a festival at this location and it was very picturesque. Superb for exploration during the day. Quite developed tourism industry in the area with loads of hidden history and culture. Must try local smoked goat cheese before climbing the ruins!
Written 10 July 2016
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Santacruz68
Haarlem, The Netherlands404 contributions
Biking Hiking or just being a castle fanatic
Jun. 2016 • Couples
Great place to stop on a trail of 13 castles that reaches from Czestochowa to Krakow. Located on the eagles nest trail that can be hiked or biked the full 200km
Written 28 June 2016
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Marek U
Warsaw, Poland379 contributions
in this place ruins speak loudly...
Apr. 2016 • Family
it is one of the most stunning castles in Polans... however it is a bit ruined, its remainders show the majesty and power of the original ... except the castle you can also wander wander up and down the surroundings..
Written 15 May 2016
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