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Castles are very often located in very interesting places - high and inaccessible hills surrounded by valleys are perfect locations for defensive buildings. Photographing architecture from the bottom always involves the problem of distorting the perspective and also does not allow to show the landscape. Showing the castles from a bird's eye view is the best way to present the buildings together with their surroundings.

Castle in Gniew

Castle in Gniew

The medieval castle in the Gothic style was built by the Teutonic Order on the left bank of the Vistula river in Gniew. Now in the castle is: a hotel, a spa, a bowling alley and a museum. There are knight's tournaments and hussars shows in the courtyard of the castle. There is a staging of the battle of 1626 every year in August at the foot of the castle on the Vistula meadows. More photos of the city, castle and surroundings in the gallery: Gniew.


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Castle in Kwidzyn

Castle in Kwidzyn

A Gothic castle of the Pomezanian Chapter from the 14th century in Kwidzyn. There is a sanitary and defense tower (the so-called Gdanisko) connected with the castle with a 55-meter passage. There is a museum in the castle now.


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Castle in Sucha Beskidzka

Castle in Sucha Beskidzka

Renaissance castle in Sucha Beskidzka (Suski Castle). This castle is called the Little Wawel because of the similarity of the courtyard to the Royal Castle in Krakow.


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Gothic fortified castle Lipowiec

Gothic fortified castle Lipowiec

A Gothic fortified castle in the Krakowsko-Częstochowska Upland (Polish Jurassic Highland) on a limestone hill near the villages of Babice and Wygiełzów in Poland.


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Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland

Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland

A Gothic castle of the Warmian bishops in Lidzbark Warmiński from the 14th century and the Krasicki Hotel ****.


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Lidzbark Warmiński and the bishop's castle

Lidzbark Warmiński and the bishop's castle

The medieval castle in Lidzbark Warmiński (called the Wawel of the North) is situated in the fork of two rivers: Symsarna and Łyna. The castle was the seat of Warmian Bishops for 450 years. There is the Warmian Museum and a four-star hotel, today.


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Reszel Castle and tenement houses

Reszel Castle and tenement houses

A castle from the 14th century and tenement houses of the old town in Reszel. More information and photos from the stronghold on the site: Castle in Reszel, about the city: Reszel Poland, sightseeing of Reszel.


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Medieval castle in Reszel

Medieval castle in Reszel

The autumn morning, just after sunrise, is the perfect moment to admire the castle and buildings of the old town in Reszel.


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Książ Castle

Książ Castle

Książ Castle in Wałbrzych is the third largest castle in Poland.


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Hotels on the Książ Castle

Hotels on the Książ Castle

There are two hotels in the castle: Hotel Książ and Hotel Przy Oślej Bramie.


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Castle in Bolków

Castle in Bolków

A medieval castle on a high hill in Bolków. There is a branch of the Karkonosze Museum in Jelenia Góra in the fortress.


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Castle in Kashubia

Castle in Kashubia

An unfinished castle in Łapalice in Kashubia in northern Poland. The construction of the castle began in the 1980s. The gigantic building on the hill in the forest is impressive. It is a pity that it was not finished because it could be quite an interesting tourist attraction in the Kashubian Lake District - Kashubian Disneyland :-)


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