Poland Castles 

1.Royal Castle Warsaw 
2. Wawel Castle
Ksiaż Castle
Moszna Castle
Czocha Castle
Bobolice Castle
Malbork castle
Ogrodzieniec Castle
Niedzica Castle
Lancut Castle

The castles in Poland also make up a significant part of the country's culture and tourist locations. The Moszna Castle is spread over an area of 8400 square yards and looks similar to an English Castle belonging to the Elizabethan era. You must include Malbork Castle, a designated UNESCO site and the largest brick castle in the world, into your itinerary of Poland. One of the most interesting castles to visit is the Wawel Castle which was the residence of numerous Polish kings and has a Crown Treasury to store all Polish royal gems and jewels.

 Another great castle which you can visit is the Royal Castle of Warsaw, which was formerly known to have a theatrical influence in the growth of Poland. Most of these castles were destroyed in the past but were restored later, sustaining the originality of the construction as much as possible. Presently, these castles function as art galleries and museums displaying the glorious past of Poland. 

Here are some of the best castles in Poland:

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Wawel Castle

  • The Wawel Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Poland that sits at an elevated height of 228 metres above sea level.
  •  This historical monument is a prime example of Renaissance, Baroque and Mediaeval periods; and is home to numerous Italian Renaissance paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and period furniture. 
  • The Palace is divided into various sections like - Lost Wawel, State Rooms, Crown Treasury and Armory, Royal Private Apartments and the Oriental Art zone.
  • The highlights of this Palace which you must see are - Dragon’s Den, Wawel Cathedral, Royal Palace and John Paul II Cathedral Museum. 

Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

  from 9.30 am to 5 pm (Sunday - Friday)

ranges between 20 and 30 PLN

Royal Castle Warsaw

  •  Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Old Town, the Royal Castle of Warsaw was once home to numerous rulers of Poland, and currently serves as a state museum.
  • This is one of the majestic castles in Poland that has been a witness to several major historical events like the drafting of the Constitution of 3 May, 1791. 
  • This museum is also home to several rare and exquisite art pieces from Europe and Poland, making it one of the most visited museums in the world.

 Location: plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland

open from 10 am to 5 pm (Tuesday - Sunday)

  approx 35,00 PLN for adults and approx 1,00 PLN for children under age of 16 years

Ksiaz Castle

  • Located inside the Ksiaz Landscape Park, the Ksiaz Castle is the third biggest Polish castle and comes with a lovely view of the Pelcznica river.
  • This colourful castle was established in the 13th century and is set on a hill that is encircled by a lovely forest.
  •  This hidden treasure is spread over an area of 11,000 square metres and consists of 400 rooms.
  •  Every year the palace hosts an exhibition named the Festival of Flowers and Art, attracting over 300,000 tourists annually.

Location: Piastów wiskich 1, 58-306 Wavbrzych, Poland 

between 9 am to 5 pm everyday.

starts from 25 PLN

Moszna Castle

  • The Moszna Castle is one of the most popular Poland castles that lies in the village of Moszna of South- West Poland.
  • It is reminiscent of English castles from the Elizabethan period which has about 99 towers and its 365 rooms.
  • Currently, the palace has been made into a popular tourist location that can be visited independently and hosts a number of artworks by eminent artists.
  • In the complex of the castle, there is a garden that consists of an array of rhododendrons, horse - chestnuts, lime and oak trees.

Location: Zamkowa 1, 47-370 Moszna, Poland

- Starts from 385 PLN 

Czocha Castle

  • Listed among the top Poland castles, the  Czocha Palace has various sections like cylindrical tower, buildings, an internal courtyard, bridges and an entrance which you get to visit during your exploration. 
  •  Situated in the Czocha village, the Czocha Castle was built in the mid 1200s. The fortress is of huge historical importance since it was captured by Charles IV in the mid fourteenth century.
  • Currently, the Castle operates as a hotel, cafe and conference centre in addition to being a film set for various movies.
Location - Sucha, 59-820 Le?na, Poland.

Timings -
everyday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Price -
starts from 30 PLN.

Bobolice Castle

  • The castle is situated on a steep rocky hill, 360 m above sea level and is one of the popular castles in Poland.
  • Built by King Casimir III in the middle of the 14th century, the Bobolice Castle was responsible for protecting its western border. 
  • Over time it has been occupied by influential families like Szafracowie, Trestkowie, Krezowie, and Donga, Chodakowski, Maciiscy, and Myszkowscy.

 Location - Bobolice 1, 42-320, Poland.

Timings -
The Bobolice Castle remains open from 10 am to 4 pm (Friday - Sunday).

Price -
starts from 15 PLN per head.

Malbork Castle

  • Malbork Castle is one of the most widely visited and eminent castles in Poland. It is spread over an area of 52 acres and is listed as “A Castle of the Teutonic Order”.  
  • This Palace was heavily destroyed during the second World War. Later, it was restored as closely as possible by various methods of preservation.
  • Presently, it acts as an art gallery that holds various art shows and exhibitions. 

Location -
Staro?ci?ska 1, 82-200 Malbork, Poland.

Timings -
It remains open from 9 am to 4 pm (Sunday - Friday) and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

Price -
starts from 70 PLN.

Ogrodzieniec Castle

  • The Ogrodzieniec Castle, situated on top of the Castle Mountain is about an hour’s drive from Krakow and is one of the top Poland castles.
  • This castle was originally built in the Gothic style in the 14th century, however later was replaced by a Renaissance-style castle in the mid-16th century. 
  • During their visit, guests can still see the remnants of the beautiful frescoes of lilies on the bottom floor. 
  • Visit the ruins of this castle which is a part of the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests. 

Location - Zamkowa, 42-440 Podzamcze, Poland.

Timings -
from 10 am to 7 pm.   

Price -
22 PLN per person.

Niedzica Castle

  • Also known as the Dunajec Castle, the Niedzica Castle of Poland is located on the right shore of Lake Czorszty?skie. 
  • Guests visiting this palace can catch glimpses of period furniture, ancient clocks, firearms, artworks and historical documents.
  • The upper and middle castle's interiors have been transformed for museum usage while maintaining the building's original design and personality.
  • The main tourist attraction of this museum is its historical rooms featuring old photographs and objects from archaeological excavations.

Location - Zamkowa 2, 34 - 441 Niedzica Zamek, Poland.

Timings -
It remains open from 9 am to 5 pm (October - April) and 9 am to 7 pm(May-September).

starts from 21 PLN.

Lancut Castle

  • Located 20 kilometers away from Rzeszow, is one of the castles of Poland, known as the Lancut Castle. It was the residence of two of the most influential families of Poland - the Lubomirski family and the Potocki family.
  • When at the Lancut Castle, guests should not miss out the Zodiac Room, the Sculpture gallery, the Ballroom, Great Dining Room and the Great Vestibule. 
  • You can also take a look at the vast array of paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, books and other artworks.

Location - Zamkowa 1, 37-100 Lancut, Poland.

Timings -
This famous tourist site remains open from 9 am - 2.50 pm (Monday - Friday). 

Tickets -
starts from 35 PLN.

People Also Ask About Poland

  1. Which are the best castles to visit in Poland?

    1. The Royal Castle Warsaw - The Royal Castle of Warsaw is 700 years old and was home to the royal family of Masovia. 

    2. Wawel Castle - Built between the 13th and 14th centuries, the Wawel Palace is one of the most prolific Poland castles which houses some of the most eminent pieces of art in Poland.

    3. Malbork Castle - The Malbork Castle is one of the most visited castles in Poland and is a designated UNESCO site. 
  2. Why is Poland so famous?

    Poland is famous for its flora, fauna, art and palaces. Some of the most popular Poland castles are the Bobolice castle, Malbork castle, Ogrodzieniec Castle, Niedzica Castle, ?a?cut Castle. These castles are renowned monuments that have stood the test of time and witnessed enormous historical events and wars. 
  3. How many days do you need in Poland?

    Visitors need to spend 7 - 10 days exploring Poland. This time is enough to cover all the important tourist attractions of Poland including castles, museums and churches. We also strongly suggest you to not miss out on the authentic Polish cuisine available at the restaurants.
  4. How to reach Poland?

    By Train -  Guests can arrive in Poland from prominent cities and counties nearby including but not limited to Germany. The country has 12 international airports, among which the main international hub is Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

    By Bus - Guests arriving by bus can take a ride from Alexanderplatz to Berlin Terminal, followed by a bus from the terminal to Warszawa. Later you must change a bus from Zacodni to Berestecka and from Berestecka to Metro Swietokrzyska to reach Poland.
  5. What is special about Malbork Castle?

    Malbork Castle, among all the regal castles from Poland, is a designated site named as “Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork” by UNESCO. It is spread over an area of 52 acres and is also the largest brick castle in the world.
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