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Dunajec Castle
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Gniew
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Gola
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Górka Castle
Grodno Castle
Grodziec (Lower Silesia Province)
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Grodziec Castle
Gryf Castle
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Henry's Castle
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Jawor
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Jelenia Góra-Sobieszów
Jeżów (Wilczyska)
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Kamieniec
Kamieniec Ząbkowicki
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Karpień Castle
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Kazimierz Dolny
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Lipowiec Castle
Liw
Lubin
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Malbork
Melsztyn
Melsztyn Castle
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Mirów
Mirów Castle
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Niedzica
Niesytno Castle
Nowy Dwór Castle
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Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Przezmark
Przymiłowice Castle
Pszczyna
Rabsztyn
Raciążek
Radosno Castle
Radzyń Chełmiński
Rakowice Wielkie 1
Rakowice Wielkie 2
Reszel
Rogowiec Castle
Rogów Sobócki
Rudnica
Rudno
Rybnica
Rybnica Leśna
Rytro
Rząsiny
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Siedlęcin
Siewierz
Skała
Słupice
Służejów
Small Wawel
Smoleń
Sobota
Sobótka - Górka
Sobótka (Ślęża Mountain)
Sokolec Castle
Sosnówka Dolna
Sośnicowice
Stadnicki’s Palace
Stara Kamienica
Stara Kraśnica
Stary Książ Castle
Stolec
Stoszowice
Stoszów
Sucha
Sucha Beskidzka
Szreńsk
Szydłowiec
Szydłów (Świętokrzyskie Province)
Szymbark (Lesser Poland Province)
Szymbark (Warmian-Masurian Province)
Świdnica
Świecie (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province)
Świecie (Lower Silesia Province)
Świny
Tarnowiec
Tenczyn Castle
The Barwałd Castle
The Szczerba Castle
Toszek
Tropsztyn Castle
Trzciniec
Trzebień
Ujazd (Świętokrzyskie Province)
Uniejów
Uraz
Wałbrzych
Wałbrzych
Wałbrzych
Warmątowice Sienkiewiczowskie
Warszawa
Warta Bolesławiecka
Wawel Castle
Wąsosz
Wiadrów
Wielkie Trzcińsko
Wieruszyce
Witków
Witostowice
Wleń Castle
Wojanów
Wojcieszów
Wojnowice
Wolibórz (Garncarz Mountain)
Wolibórz (Jodłownik, Zamkowa Mountain)
Wołów
Wrocław (Armory)
Wrocław (Leśnica)
Wrocław (Ostrów Tumski)
Wrocław (University of Wrocław)
Wronin Castle
Wronów (Ronow) Castle
Wysoka
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Zagórze Śląskie
Zapusta (Rajsko)
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Ziębice
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Gniew

State of preservation: Complete The castle has survived as a whole
Admission: Paid entry You can enter the bailey for free, however the entrance to the interior of the castle is paid
Parking: Free parking The parking lot by the very castle is free
Searching difficulty: Very easy The boards lead to the destination
Access difficulty: Very easy The parking lots are by the very castle, so reaching it is not a great challenge
Subjective rating: Nice Nice castle

Driving directions:

Gniew lies by the road no 1 from Toruń to Gdańsk, 30 km on the south-east off Starogard Gdański. After entering the town you must head for the center, and there follow the traffic signs leading to the castle. Be careful! Gniew lies on the left bank of the Vistula, and there is no bridge nearby. So Traveler if You found yourself on the right bank of the Vistula (e.g. in Kwidzyn) and wished to visit the castle in Gniew, You should take account of the fact that You may not manage to cross the Vistula by ferry. In this case you can only make a few dozen kilometer – long journey northward or southward to the nearest bridge. Such an adventure befell the author of this website in 2003, when due to the drought, the Vistula level was so low that the ferries did not ply.




Historical outline:

The former name: Mewe

Originally there existed the Pomeranian castle in Gniew, which in 1276 was passed by the duke Sambor to the Teutonic Order. In 1283 the Teutonic knights built a provisional castle in Gniew, and as the building material served them a material from a dismantled stronghold Potterberg in the land of Chełmno. The first Komtur became then Dietrich from Spira. The construction of an existing till today castle began probably in 1297 and lasted for around 20-30 years. In the 30s of the XVth cent. Gniew was a temporary residence of the former Grand Master Michał Küchmeister who ordered to convert the castle. After 1466 the stronghold housed the Polish non-town eldership. In the first half of the XVIIth cent. the building was destroyed by the Swedes and since then the castle was falling into ruin. It was partially restored in the times when the starost was Jan Sobieski, the later king.
After the First Partition of Poland, the Prussians established the barracks in the castle, and then the cereal stockroom. In the years of 1857-1859 the castle was converted into the prison, and after regaining the Independence by Poland the building became the eldership’s residence. Then the castle was taken by the army, and in 1921 it was consumed by the fire. The reconstruction of the castle was not undertaken until 1969.


Pictures:

Gniew - zamek
Gniew
Gniew - zamek
Gniew
Gniew - zamek
Gniew
Gniew - dziedziniec
Gniew



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