Czocha Castle

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Country: Poland Region:
dolnośląskie
Town:
Sucha
Category:

castle

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

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".

Czocha Castle

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Adress:

Sucha,  59-820 Gmina Leśna

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

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 visited

Tickets adults:
tour of the castle rooms 14 PLN, entrance to the courtyard outside 3 PLN
Tickets children:
tour of the castle rooms 7 PLN, entrance to the courtyard outside 1,5 PLN
Pass:

n/a

Additional information:

- Children up to 5 years free admission

- Camera fee 6 PLN

E-mail:

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Phone:

+48 75 721 15 53

Source:

sunnycompany.com; www.zamekczocha.com; http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamek_Czocha

Updated on

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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