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Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)

State of preservation: Ruins Only ruins have remained of the castle
Admission: Free entry The entrance to the ruins is free of charge
Parking: No parking Within a few kilometers there is a problem with parking a car, not to mention a parking lot
Searching difficulty: Very hard Finding the stronghold is very difficult even though one signpost leads to it
Access difficulty: Hard The access to the ruins is difficult and requires overcoming lots of rough terrain, steep climbs and lush brushwood. But after raining the access is even more difficult as you have to struggle through mud.
Subjective rating: Nice Nice ruins

Driving directions:

The Cisy castle lies on nobody’s ground, and specifically between the villages Struga, Chwaliszów and Cieszów, which are situated 15 km north-west of Wałbrzych. As to reach the castle you have to drive down the road 34 from Świebodzice for Jelenia Góra and after covering around 4 km turn left to Kamienna Góra. On the way you cross Cieszów, in which you have to turn left acc. to the indication of the signpost "To the Cisy Castle" ("Zamek Cisy"). Then drive as far as possible down the dirt road (for most of cars it is not far), leave the car in the meadow and go on straight ahead, all the way long down the same dirt road. On no account DO NOT enter the forest, go along its border only. After a few minutes of marching the dirt road turns sharply to the left, and directly opposite the creek flows (an off-road vehicle will reach as far as that place). You must go across the creek and go uphill, following the green trail to the castle.




Historical outline:

A former name: Fröchlichsdorf, Zeisburg castle

The first reference to the Cisy Castle, also called the castle of Cis family or simply Cisy, originates in 1243. It was then presumably a wooden-earth defensive building, transformed into a brick castle at the turn of the XIIIth and XIVth cent. by a duke of Świdnica-Jawor, Bolek I. After the death of a duchess Agnieszka, Bolko I’s successor – Bolko II’s widow, the stronghold came into hands of the Czech Republic and was the residence of the following families. The castle was destroyed probably during the Hussite wars, next it was quickly rebuilt, and in 1466 was demolished again. It did not discourage, however the then owners who rebuilt it again, and in the XVIth cent. extended a defensive foundation. In 1643 the stronghold was destroyed by the Swedes, as to become again, at the end of the XVIIth cent. a property of the Czetryc family, who were one of the next families ruling over the castle after taking it over by the Czech Republic in the XIVth cent. The last owner of the castle was in 1830 a landgrave of von Zieten family, to whom only ruins already belonged, since at the turn of the XVIIIth and XIXth cent. the authorities ordered to destroy the castle.


Pictures:

Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - brama wejściowa
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - baszta
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - mury
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - wyjście
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family) - brama wejściowa
Cisy Castle (of the Cis family)



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