Kornik Castle, Kornik

#11 of 56 in Historic Sites in Greater Poland Province
Castle · Tourist Spot
Kórnik Castle (Polish: Zamek w Kórniku or Zamek Kórnicki) is a castle in the Polish town of Kórnik, which was constructed in the 14th century. The current neogothic design and remodeling was done in 1855 partly on the basis of architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel's plans for Tytus Działyński and the son Jan Kanty Działyński. After last member of Działyński family Jan Kanty Działyński's death, his brother-in-law Count Władysław Zamoyski received the castle in Jan's will. Shortly before his death in 1924, the childless count willed the castle, along with an extensive art collection and the Kórnik Arboretum to the Polish state.
The castle currently houses a museum and the Kórnik Library. It's one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated July 11, 2011 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
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  • The Castle is great as well as its collections on display but the gardens full of lush vegetation around the Castle will knock you down.  more »
  • Was looking forward to touring this castle. We paid our 32 pln for our tickets. There were so many school tours going on we could not get anywhere near a room. The teacher would block off the door....  more »
  • Beautiful old water castle next to a lake with a wide garden around it. To visit castle and garden both costs some money buy the garden is really beautiful with large trees where one can rest and stay in the shadows of the branches when the sun gets hot in the afternoon. Check it the cypress with its aerial roots that look like small dwarves! It's recommended to visit the garden in spring or autumn as the petals or the later change of colour are supposed to be the two most beautiful seasons there. There is a parking space right in front of the castle.
  • The woman running the cafe out the front of the castle was, quite simply, one of the rudest people we have ever had the misfortune to meet. I mean, OK, there is a Soviet background to recent Polish culture, but this woman seemed to relish in snapping at tourists who didn't do things her way. -3/10. Very bad place. I also seriously object to having to pay to go to the toilet. The Castle is OK, and a good representation of how the old Polish elite lived. It's a pity that the working areas aren't open to see: like the kitchens, stables, etc. If you like trees, the arboretum is well worth an hour or two.
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