The Czocha Castle is located at the Lake Leśniańskie in the south-western part of Poland.
Built in the mid-thirteenth century by order of the king of Bohemia, Wenceslas I, it served as a defensive structure. Repeatedly destroyed and robbed, rebuilt, passed into the possession of the noble chivalry families. On the night from the 17th to 18th August, 1793, a great fire turned the castle into ruins. The last owner of the castle was the pre-war Dresden cigar manufacturer, Ernst Gütschow, who in the early twentieth century, commissioned the reconstruction of the castle to the eminent architect from Berlin, prof. Bodo Erhardt, to whom we owe the present appearance of the castle.
Currently a hotel operates here, however, it's available to the public; the tour takes place accompanied by a guide.
The buildings of the castle became the background for Polish movies such as "Where is The General", "The Witcher", "Beyond Sherwood Forest" and the TV series "Secret of the Cipher Fortress," "Two Worlds" and "First Love".
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Sucha, 59-820 Gmina LeśnaGallery:
tour of the castle from November 1 to April 30 every day 10:00-15:30, 10:00-17:30 in the other months. After 17 30 only the courtyard can be visitedTickets adults:
- Children up to 5 years free admission
- Camera fee 6 PLN