Zamek w Olsztynie Entrance Ticket
One of the distinctive features of the ruins is a Gothic tower from the second half of the 13th century. It was 35m high, round at the bottom, octagonal at the top and made of stone. In the 15th century the superstructure of brick was added. It served as a prison. Macko from Borkowice – Poznan\’s governor on behalf of Casimir the Great – died here from starvation. In the south-west part there was the second approach of the castle, with a square observation tower called Soltysia. The whole castle was surrounded by a fortified wall.
The Olsztynian fort is an example of a gothic building in the uplands style. Its design integrates limestone outliers and karst caves which categorises it as a cave castle.
per adult from
30 to 60 minutes
What's included :
- Entry/Admission - Zamek w Olsztynie
What's excluded :
- Visit: Zamek w Olsztynie, Gmina Olsztyn, Olsztyn Poland
ZAMKI W POLSCE POŁUDNIOWEJ
The first mention of “the castle Przymiłowice” (later Olsztyn) comes from 1306.It was built at the place where an early medieval castle had been before. Between 1349-59 it was enlarged at the initiative of Casimir the Great to defend the frontier of Silesia and Malopolska. In 1370 castle passed into the hands of Wladyslaw Jagiello.
Since 1406 the fortress had been a seat of a non-town district mayor and had a permanent military garrison. The first mayor was Paul Odrowaz. In the mid-sixteenth century mayor Mikolaj Szydlowiecki rebuilt the fortress into its Renaissance style.
Departure Point :Zamek w Olsztynie, Gmina Olsztyn, Olsztyn Poland
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.