We enter the castle from the wrong side, going uphill and wondering if it’s closed. Of course, you can enter from the market square side through the church – there’s a cash desk and a beautiful moat there, but we learn it after seeing it from above. Vistula river flows nearby and the Dukes of Masovia castle is located on a hill which is quite steep on this side.
Various boroughs and watchtowers were here already in 11th century, but it wasn’t until 15th century before Duke Janusz ordered the construction of a small brick castle here. In 1526 Masovia became a part of Poland and the castle became king’s property – then, the towers you can see in the video were added. Like most of Polish buildings, it was plundered and damaged by the Swedes during the Deluge in mid 17th century. The bridge we mentioned was built a hundred years later, when the starost and Grand Marshall of the Crown began its reconstruction.
Right now, you can visit it and climb the walls and the tower. When it comes to the interior – there’s not much left of it. But the walls look cool especially from the distance – that’s why it’s good to watch it. The city of Czersk is quite pleasant as well, worth spending a moment.