Gdansk4you.toursPrzewodnik turystyczny w: Gdynia
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After many years of working together, we have decided that the time has
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Our wealth of experience in tourism, our mutual cooperation and our long
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in the three cities of Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia and by Poland's sea,
planned and organised by us, will be an interesting and unforgettable
Welcome to Gdańsk! Welcome to the Baltic Sea! Welcome to Poland!
The Order of the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the German House in Jerusalem, in short the Teutonic Order, was founded during the wave of crusades in the 11th and 12th centuries.
The knights were brought to Poland in the 13th century and built on the territories they occupied a collection of Gothic defensive castles and fortifications. In their heyday, the Teutonic castles combined the features of military constructions and monasteries, at the same time serving as t...he seats of authority and economic centers.
Over a dozen of these defensive brick castles have survived (or partly survived) to this day. Some of them are located near Gdańsk, other are a reasonable distance away. We would like to introduce them to you. Perhaps you’ll find them interesting enough to visit.
Today’s introduction is that of impressive ruins of the castle in Radzyn Chelminski.
Mighty brick fortress dates from the early 14th century. Perched on the hilltop, moated and surrounded by massive defensive walls, it served for centuries as an important military stronghold for the Knights of the Teutonic Order and later for the Polish army.
It was severely damaged by the Swedish troops in the 17th century and subsequently fell into disrepair and ruin.
The charming castle remains are located next to the road 534 (c. 20 kilometers northeast from Grudziadz) are quite hard to miss. Despite its ruined state, it is still an excellent specimen of a medieval castle. Consider stopping by for a brief history lesson, while on your way.