Czorsztyn

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Czorsztyn
Czorsztyn Castle ruins
Czorsztyn Castle ruins
Czorsztyn is located in Poland
Czorsztyn
Czorsztyn
Coordinates: 49°26′N 20°19′E / 49.433°N 20.317°E / 49.433; 20.317Coordinates: 49°26′N 20°19′E / 49.433°N 20.317°E / 49.433; 20.317
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lesser Poland
County Nowy Targ County
Gmina Gmina Czorsztyn
Population (2008)
 • Total 365
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34-436
Area code(s) +48 18
Car plates KNT

Czorsztyn [ˈt͡ʂɔrʂtɨn] (German: Schorstin) is a village in Poland, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Nowy Targ County. The village lies in Pieniny, the mountain range on the current Polish-Slovakian border. It is famous for the ruins of a 14th-17th-century castle, which was the scene of the Kostka-Napierski Uprising in 1651.

Czorsztyn castle, 1911 oil painting by Michał Gorstkin-Wywiórski (1861–1926) at the Lviv National Art Gallery

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Czorsztyn gave its name to the man-made reservoir also known as the Czorsztyn Lake, completed in 1994. The village along with its mountainous surroundings is a recreational destination with well developed tourist infrastructure: accommodations, pleasure-boats dock, and numerous marked hiking trails.[1]

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  1. ^ The attractions of Czorsztyn Lake from The Department of Hotel & Tourist Services Niedzica.com.