Czorsztyn Castle

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Czorsztyn Castle
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General information
Town or city Czorsztyn
Country Poland
Completed 14th century
Demolished 1790

The ruins of Czorsztyn Castle (German: Sub-Arx Oberschloss, Arx Czorstein) are located in the southernmost part of Poland in Czorsztyn (Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland), at Czorsztyn Lake within Pieniny National Park borders. On the other side of the Czorsztyn Lake is located Niedzica Castle.

History[edit]

The Czorsztyn Castle stands at the top of the hill nearby Dunajec. According to Jan Długosz, in 1246 the owner of the castle was Piotr Wydżga.[1] However that theory was never after confirmed by other historians, so the beginnings of castle functioning are dated on 14th century. Large development of the castle took place during the reign of Casimir III the Great. In years 1629–1643, when Jan Baranowski was a starosta of Czorsztyn, the castle was fundamentally rebuilt. In 1790 the roof of the castle burnt after a thunder clap. In the result castle was quickly broken down and became empty.

Ruins of Czorsztyn Castle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Długosz: Liber beneficiorum dioecesis Cracoviensis (1470–1480).

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Deptuła Czesław, Czorsztyn czyli Wronin. Studium z najstarszych dziejów osadnictwa na pograniczu polsko-węgierskim w rejonie Pienin, Lublin 1992.
  • Michalczuk Stanisław, Zamek Czorsztyn – pomnik historii Polski, "Pieniny – Przyroda i Człowiek", 8/2003, ISSN 1230-4751.
  • Stępień Piotr, Zamek Czorsztyn – zabytkowa ruina w parku narodowym, "Ochrona Zabytków", 1/2005, ISSN 0029-8247.

Coordinates: 49°26′N 20°18′E / 49.433°N 20.300°E / 49.433; 20.300