Reszel Castle

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Reszel Castle
Rößel. Ordensburg mit Kirche..jpg
Reszel Castle
Coordinates54°02′54″N 21°08′52″E / 54.04833°N 21.14778°E / 54.04833; 21.14778Coordinates: 54°02′54″N 21°08′52″E / 54.04833°N 21.14778°E / 54.04833; 21.14778
Built1350-1401
Architectural style(s)Gothic
Reszel Castle is located in Poland
Reszel Castle
Location of the Reszel Castle in Poland

Reszel Castle (Polish: Zamek w Reszlu, German: Burg Rößel) is a castle located in Reszel by the bank of the river Sajna, in the south-east of the town.[1]

The castle, an Ordensburg fortress, was built in between 1350-1401 by the Teutonic Order. The castle was frequently looted, besieged and gained by Polish and Teutonic forces. In the nineteenth century the castle was adapted into a prison, the castle was fully renovated after the Second World War.

Currently the castle houses the branch of the Museum of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Olsztyn, (Polish: Muzeum Warmii i Mazur w Olsztynie), a hotel and a restaurant.[2]

History[edit]

The castle was built by the Bishop of Warmia, Jan of Miśnia, however the castle's first occupiers where the Teutonic Knights. In 1780 a part of the castle was adapted for a prison. In 1806 and 1807 a fire devastated the medieval castle. The castle was reconstructed in 1822, and from then on housing a Lutheran church. During the interwar period, the castle housed a museum, which is now a modern hotel.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reszel Zamek". Zamki. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Reszel Museum Branch Of Olsztyn (Polish)". Reszel Muzeum Olsztyn. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. ^ "History of the Castle (Polish)". Zamek Reszel. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015.