Teutonic Castle, Swiecie

#20 of 44 in Historic Sites in Kuyavia-Pomerania Province
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Teutonic Castle in Świecie - a partial ruin located in Świecie. The partial ruin is kept in full-shape from the bank of the river Vistula and Wda - together with a circular tower topped with merlons. The castle is part of a complex built by the Teutonic Knights in the Gothic architectural style. The castle was built on the site of a Pomeranian dukes' gord - located by the site of the castle. Formerly the castle had four corner towers, one of which survived. The castle is surrounded by a defensive wall and a moat. In 1410 the castle was looted by Polish forces obliterated the castle. The castle was owned by the Kingdom of Poland after the Second Peace of Thorn in 1466. In the sixteenth century, Castellan Konopacki reconstructed the castle into the Renaissance architectural style. The castle was devastated after the Deluge and since then was not rebuilt. The castle was furthermore devastated after Prussian forces used the castle as training grounds. Currently the castle houses a museum, with the tower and castle renovated.
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  • i came here only to eat a hot dog and waited for like 25 minutes, would not reccomend
  • The ruined Teutonic Knights’ castle has one remaining tower with great views. There’s not much else to see. The riverside location is good, but the paths soon peter out.
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