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Korzkwi Castle

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Brief History of the castle in Korzkwi

The Castle in Korzkiew was originally a knight's fortress, which dates back to the fourteenth century. In the middle of, the fourteenth century, namely in year 1352, "Jan of Syrkomli" purchased the Korzkiew hill where the castle is today, in the village of Korzkwi and built the towers of a residential/ defense structure. After the death of the original owner of the building, it was passed into the hands of successive families, such as Ługowskich Zbrojowskich, Jordan, Wesslów and Wodzicki. consecutive owners of the castle gradually expanded it. However, by the end of the nineteenth century, the castle fell into ruin. In the days that followed World War II, there were plans to rebuild the castle and appoint it to be the seat for the PTTK, the local museum and cultural center. Unfortunately, the uncertain times of "PRL" Poland after the war prevented these planes from being implemented. Currently, the owner of the castle in Korzkiew is Jerzy Donimirski, an architect who bought and partially rebuilt in the first half of the twenty-first century parts of the castle. Still, the historical castle is being developed along with the area around the castle, although it has long functioned as a hotel and restaurant. In Korzkwi, they have developed and created the "Korzkiew Korzkiewski Cultural Park," the center and the main attraction of this park is the castle along with the historical landscape parkland surrounding it.

Sightseeing the Korzkwi Castle:

There are at this time plans to create a small museum in the Korzkwi Castle, but for now the Korzkiew Castle is not open for sightseeing.

Location and Other Attractions in the Area

 

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The castle in Korzkwi is easily found if traveling by car, Leave Krakow towards the north, first on road number 7 and then on road number 794. Travel time is about 20 minutes depending on traffic leaving Krakow.

Distances to the Castle in Korzkwi from:

Krakow:15km
Zakopane:127km
Oświęcim:66km

Other Attractions in the area:

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The Ojcowski National Park is located to the north of Krakow, only about 25 km from the city. This makes it a popular day out for holiday makers from Krakow as well as for a weekend break away from the city. 

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Wieliczka Salt Mines are one of the best-known tourist attractions in the area. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only plant of its kind in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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The Castle in Ksiaz was the private initiative of Piotr Myszkowski, who served as bishop of Krakow at the time. The castle residence was built in the late sixteenth century. 

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Kazimierz is the former Jewish District of Krakow, before the second world war, this was for many the Jewish capital of Europe. Still, it offers visitors a charming and welcoming experience along with an insight into the fate of the Jewish people of Krakow and the world. 

Address:

Korzkiew Castle
Korzkiew near Ojców
32-088 Przybysławice
tel (+12) 419 55 90

www.korzkiew.pl

 

 

 

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