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    Posted: 05-Jan-2009 at 22:49
Some of not very well known Polish castles (as well as some others, well-known):

Beautiful Castle Tenczyn - built during XIV century (it was started during rules of king Wladislav Lokietek), burned by the Swedish foces in 1655, later renovated, burned again in a fire in 1768 - later Rzeczpospolita was parted and destroyed - invaders did not care about it. Unfortunately after 1918 also nobody cared about it - and did not care about it until today. Some time ago something was started to be done (money was given for its renovation), but as for today no radical changes are visible:























Castle in Malbork - suffered huge damages during the World War II due to the Red Army (in 1945 the castle was defended by Waffen SS-men who fought inside the castle, trying to repulse the Red Army, and practically none of them surrendered) - later was renovated, which costed the state of Poland a lot:




Castle of Radzyn Chelminski (the second biggest - after Malbork - former castle of the Teutonic Order in Poland):





Castle in Bolków (early XIII century):





Castle in Oświęcim:



Castle in Moszna:



Castle of Wawel in Cracow (well - this one is probably very well-known):



Castle in Nowy Wisnicz:



Castle of Pieskowa Skala in Ojców:



Castle in Lublin, originally built during XII / XIII centuries, later some changes were introduced several times:



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Lublin-wieza.jpg

Castle in Ogrodzieniec:



Castle in Kwidzyn:



Castle in Łańcut:



Castle in Niedzica:



Castle in Baranow Sandomierski:



Castle in Ciechanow - it was already there in 1290 Smile :



Castle in Chęciny (built in late XIII century):





Castle in Olsztyn - built in XIII century by bishops of Cracow, later enlarged by king Casimir the Great in XIV century:

Interesting video about it + excellent music:

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=ECBpVk4KMMI

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The castle was and still is as big as this huge hill:

















Here is how it looked like in the past (picture was painted in XVI century):



The castle was attacked in 1587 by forces of Maximilian Habsburg - the castle managed to hold this siege, and soon forces of Maximilian were completely defeated by Polish forces during the battle of Byczyna (24th of January 1588):



Plan of the castle (plan of its modern shape - in the past there were more buildings inside and around):



And here is how it looked like in 1787:



Guess who destroyed the castle? - yes of course, congratulations - Swedish invaders.

In 1722 local people started to pull down ruined by Swedish forces castle - and to use stones from it to build other buildings (including local church).

Here three more photos of this castle:







Castle of Mazovian dukes in Czersk (XIII century):



And castle of the same Mazovian dukes in PÅ‚ock (XIII century):



Castle of Będzin (XIII century):





Castle in Legnica (late XII / early XIII century) - it resisted the mongol invasion of Poland in 1241:





Castle of Książ:



Castle of Wleń:



Castle of Szymbark:



Fortificated abbey in Tyniec near Cracow (X / XI centuries):





Castle Gdanisko in Torun:





Castle Chojnik in Sobieszewo:




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And some more:

Castle Ujazdow - Warsaw:



Castle in Poznan:



Castle in Sandomierz:



More pictures of the castle of Wawel in Cracow:



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Wawel2.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Wawel_-_widok_z_Kopca_Ko%C5%9Bciuszki.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/pl/1/15/Wawel_most.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Krakow_Wawel_20070804_0930.jpg

Castle in Rabsztyn (unfortunately I don't have better picture of it):



Castle of Pomeranian dukes in Szczecin:

http://www.zamek.szczecin.pl/



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sparten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Jan-2009 at 23:50
Please provide links for all pictures.
The Germans also take vacations in Paris; especially during the periods they call "blitzkrieg".
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Castle of Nowy Wiśnicz (4:37 - 4:50) - http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=R-q0FvhqoQs&feature=related

And here the castle of Krzyżtopór in Ujazd:

http://www.rotapiesza.pl/galeria/galeria.php?r=2006&g=krzyztopor&zdjecie=img_1300.jpg
http://www.rotapiesza.pl/galeria/galeria.php?r=2006&g=krzyztopor&zdjecie=img_1299.jpg
http://www.rotapiesza.pl/galeria/galeria.php?r=2006&g=krzyztopor&zdjecie=img_1285.jpg'
http://www.rotapiesza.pl/galeria/galeria.php?r=2006&g=krzyztopor&zdjecie=img_1270.jpg
http://www.rotapiesza.pl/galeria/galeria.php?r=2006&g=krzyztopor&zdjecie=img_1291.jpg

http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krzy%C5%BCtop%C3%B3r

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/pl/4/47/Krzy%C5%BCtop%C3%B3r_og%C3%B3lnie_(16A_2148).jpg



The castle of Krzyżtopór was built between 1627 and 1644 by one of most powerful Polish magnates. This beautiful palace / castle was captured and devastated by barbaric Swedish invaders during "the Deluge".


Please provide links for all pictures.


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=1
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=2
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=3
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=5
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=6
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=7
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=8
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=9
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=10
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=11
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=12
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=13
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=14
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=15
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=16
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483047&page=17

http://zamki.res.pl/goluchow.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/kielce.htm
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Baranow1.jpg
http://zamki.res.pl/krasiczyn.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/baranow.htm
http://www.ksiaz.walbrzych.pl/historia.html - it was built in 1288
http://zamki.res.pl/ogrodzieniec.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/besiekiery.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/malbork.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/bedzin.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/biecz.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/bobolice.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/darlowo.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/dobczyce.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/drzewica.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/frombork.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/glogowek.htm
http://obiezyswiat.org/index.php?gallery=2249
http://zamki.res.pl/gniew.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/golub.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/janowiec.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/ilza.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/wisnicz.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/sobieszow.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/jawor.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/ojcow.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/klodzko.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/kolo.htm
http://www.zamkipolskie.com/ciech/ciech.html
http://zamki.res.pl/krupe.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/legnica.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/lesko.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/lidzbark.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/lancut.htm
http://zamki.res.pl/rudno.htm

Rest is from wikipedia / my own pictures.


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Thanks for sharing these pictures, Domen! They are brilliant. I can't pick a favourite but the ones in Moszna and OÅ›wiÄ™cim are very beautiful Smile

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Majkes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2009 at 09:03
Thanks for the pictures. Some of them I haven't even heard of. It's sad though that part of them was so devasted in the past. 
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Thanks Domen for the pictures,but please add the link with the pictures.
The Germans also take vacations in Paris; especially during the periods they call "blitzkrieg".
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In other threads nobody gives links "with the pictures" so what is your point?:

For example here:

http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=22800

No links "with the pictures"?


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Impressive stuff!


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Fortress in Kamieniec Podolski - the strongest Polish fortress in south-eastern Kresy (today in Ukraine) - between 1430 and 1630 the fortress repulsed 40 enemy invasions:

The fortress was often called "the Rampart of Christianity":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGGHNx4c40c

The song is in Polish and it is also about this fortress. The song is saying:

"Near Kamieniec Podolski, Turk is standing with his forces,
standing standing and fighting, needing much more forces,
and a mother sent her son to the war against the Turk,
and a sister sent her brother to the war for three years [...]"

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In 1621 Turkish Sultan - when he saw this fortress - said:

"This fortress was built by God himself and is defended by God. We will let God conquering it" - and he withdrew.

In 1652 Cossacs under Chmielnicki were trying to capture the fortress - after 2 weeks they gave up.

In 1672 fortress (defended by 2,500 men and over 20 guns) surrendered to the Turkish army (over 200,000 men and over 200 guns) after 10-days siege - during this siege only the first ring of fortifications was captured by the enemy, but he suffered heavy casualties:

The siege of Kamieniec Podolski - from "Sir Wolodyjowski" movie:

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuTALay07mU

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V77AUJLnyQo

Part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hShQKp_fdvs

And here a smaller fragment of this movie but with better quality of sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf3DcFh9bc4

In 1699 after the Karłowice treaty the fortress came back to Poland.

But in 18th century there was no longer enough money to modernize it, and the fortress lost its importance.

In 1793 after the second partition of Poland fortress was handed over to the Russians.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maciej Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-May-2009 at 21:23
Thanks for sharing these!

Here are a few more detailed ones of Wawel Castle in Cracow that I took four summers ago:

View from across the Vistula River on a rooftop restaurant.


Outer courtyard view. The main building in the middle of the shot is one of the oldest portions of the castle that still stands, built sometime in the 15h century. The three copulas are where the Wawel Cathedral is located, burial place of most of Poland's Kings and other important historical figures. The two buildings off to each side were later additions built by the Austrian army to serve as troop barracks.


This is inside the Wawel Cathedral. It's a rather bad picture, but the best I could get with the lighting inside and the camera I was suing at the time. It is the tomb of St. Stanislaus of Szczepanow otherwise known as St. Stanislaus the Martyr.


This is the tomb of St. Jadwiga also known as Queen Jadwiga or Saint Hedwig translated into English.


Tomb of Wladyslaw Jagiello. He was the Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland. Married to Queen Jadwiga. He was also the king responsible for the defeat of the Teutonic Order at the Battle of Grunwald (Tannanberg) in 1411.


Just a shot of some of the tombs down in the catacombs. These I beleive belong to members of the Jagellonian dynsaty although I may be wrong.


Finally, a picture taken from the ramparts of the Barbican right ouside of the "old city" in Cracow, showing a portion of the defensive walls that once encircled the city. Sorry about the small picture, not sure why it's coming out this small.


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