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Wiśnicz Nowy Castle

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Brief History of the Castle in Wiśnicz Nowy

The Wiśnicz Castle was built in the second half of the fourteenth century by John Kmita, who held the Polish noble coat of arms Szreniawa. The castle originally had an irregular shape, four wings and three towers. Around the fortress, they erected an earth fortification with two gates. After the death of the original owner of the castle, it passed into the hands of the Lubomirski family. Stanislaw Lubomirski made reconstructions to the castle in the Baroque style, with bastion fortifications. Then the castle with four towers crowned Wiśnicki, there was also added a mortuary chapel and the crypt of Lubomirski. During the Swedish invasion, the castle surrendered without a fight to the invaders, mainly because of the absence of the commander of the army, which was housed within the castle. The attacker did considerable damage and plundered the most valuable equipment. After the withdrawal of the Swedes, the castle was returned into the hands of the Lubomirski family. However, at that time their tenure did not regain its original standard. The next family and estate managers in Wiśnicz Nowy were the Sanguszkowie, followed by Potocki, and Zamoyski. During the partition, the castle again declined, and in 1831, a great fire broke out, and the castle was completely abandoned. After World War II, the castle was taken over by the state, and renovations were carried out by Alfred Majewski. Although Wiśnicki castle was almost completely destroyed, it is now in very good condition. The castle in Wiśnicz is open to visitors.

Sightseeing of the castle in Wiśnicz Nowy

Opening Hours:

April - October

  • Monday-Friday: 8.00 – 18.00
  • Saturdays, Sundays, holidays: 10.00 – 18.00

November - March

  • Monday-Friday: 8.00 – 16.00
  • Saturdays, Sundays, holidays: 9.00 – 17.00

Ticket Prices for 2011:

  • Normal Ticket – 13zł
  • Reduced Ticket – 8zł


Location and Other Attractions in the Area

Zamek w Wiśniczu
Stary Wiśnicz
32-720 Nowy Wiśnicz

Distances to the castle in Wiśnicz Nowy from:


Other Attractions in the area:


The Wieliczka Salt Mines are located just outside of Krakow in Wieliczka. You can travel here from Krakow by using public transport or joining one of the many tour groups that are organized from Krakow. 


Sts. Leonard in Lipnica Murowana is located about 20km south of Bochnia on road number 966 heading south also The Church of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in Lipnica Murowana. Lipnica Murowana is located about 20km south of Bochnia on road number 966 heading south is located in the same area.


The Ojcowski National Park is located about 30km away from Wieliczka to the north of Krakow. The Ojcowski National Park is the smallest national park in Poland, covering a total area of only 2145ha.


Bochina and the Bochnia Salt mines are located just over 40 km to the east of Krakow. When driving to Bochina from Krakow the fastest and easiest way is to leave Krakow and enter the A4 ring road around krakow on the east bound direction. 



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