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Korzkiew – the knights’ fortress

Korzkiew – the knights’ fortress

As recently as a mere fifteen years ago, all that rose above the hill overlooking the scenic Korzkiew Valley were the ruins of the walls, gates and home of a knight who occupied the medieval castle. Today, a stone fortress stands here, reverently reconstructed on the basis of ancient drawings.

The fortress was erected in the 14th century by Jan of Syrokomla. The Gothic castle was extended in the 16th century in Renaissance style. In the following centuries, it was used as a hunting residence by the Jordan family.

Deserted at the end of the 18th century, it started to fall into ruin. Today, the reconstructed castle houses a stylish hotel. Medieval tournaments and court dance shows are frequently organized on the courtyard, while the meadow by the castle hosts theatrical performances and open-air concerts.

Korzkiew Castle Hotel, phone: +48 12 419 5590, www.korzkiew.donimirski.com.

Other local attractions

Early-Baroque Church from 1623 with defensive characteristics, towering on the opposite slope of the valley.

Ojców National Park, the smallest Polish national park, famous for its unique limestone rocks and referred to as the Polish Jurassic Park.

Chapel On the Water located on the Wooden Architecture Route, built on stilts over the waters of the Prądnik river. 


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