Castle in Olsztyn

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Castle in Olsztyn

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First information about the medieval castle come from the first half of 14th century. In the beginning it was a guardhouse which Casimir III the Great expanded into one of the most fortified castles in the region. Its glory days ended during the Deluge when it was burned and ruined by the Swedes.

There’s a lot of ruins still present today – remains of towers, farm buildings, cellars and the foundations of the forge. It’s all available to the public. In the 90s, pyrotechnics and lasers showcase took place here, but it stopped after part of the wall went down.

What’s interesting, the castle was reportedly connected with the Monastery on Jasna Góra by underground tunnels. Also, locals say that the ghost of Maćko Borkowic, the voivode of Poznań who opposed Casimir III the Great’s politics haunts the place. We haven’t seen him, though.

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First information about the medieval castle come from the first half of 14th century. In the beginning it was a guardhouse which Casimir III the Great expanded into one of the most fortified castles in the region. Its glory days ended during the Deluge when it was burned and ruined by the Swedes.

There’s a lot of ruins still present today – remains of towers, farm buildings, cellars and the foundations of the forge. It’s all available to the public. In the 90s, pyrotechnics and lasers showcase took place here, but it stopped after part of the wall went down.

What’s interesting, the castle was reportedly connected with the Monastery on Jasna Góra by underground tunnels. Also, locals say that the ghost of Maćko Borkowic, the voivode of Poznań who opposed Casimir III the Great’s politics haunts the place. We haven’t seen him, though.

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