Świecie Castle

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Teutonic Castle in Świecie
Ruiny zamku krzyżackiego od strony wejścia by AW.jpg
Teutonic Castle in Świecie
Location Świecie, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in Poland
Coordinates 53°24′17″N 18°27′30″E / 53.40472°N 18.45833°E / 53.40472; 18.45833Coordinates: 53°24′17″N 18°27′30″E / 53.40472°N 18.45833°E / 53.40472; 18.45833
Built 1335-1350
Demolished 1664
Architectural style(s) Gothic
Świecie Castle is located in Poland
Świecie Castle
Location of the Teutonic Castle in Świeicie in Poland

Teutonic Castle in Świecie (Polish: Zamek krzyżacki w Świeciu) - a partial ruin located in Świecie.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Świecie Castle". Zamki. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Zabytki Miasta Świecie (Places of Heritage in Świecie)". Świecie. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Świecie Zamek". Zamki Polskie. Retrieved 8 May 2015.