Castles near Dunajec
In the Middle Ages, Dunajec was a part of a prominent trade route. In order to properly protect it from Hungarian attacks, a myriad of castles were built. Unfortunately, the majority of them did not survive to be admired today.
Below, you can find a comprehensive list of towns and castles, along with additional information that may be of use to you.
● Krościenko upon Dunajec – the Pieniny Castle – ruins. A stronghold that is situated at the greatest altitude in Poland. You can reach it by following the blue trail.
● Czorsztyn – the Czorsztyn Castle – ruins. It can be visited throughout the year (with some exceptions only). More information can be found here .
● Niedzica – the Niedzica Castle – restored object. It open to visitors all year round (with some exceptions only). More information can be found here .
● Zabrzeż – the Zabrzeż Castle – the object does not exist anymore.
● Nowy Sącz – the Royal Castle in Nowy Sącz – ruins. Nowadays, the ruins of the castle serve as a municipal park. Only some parts of the walls have survived, together with the reconstructed Blacksmith’s Tower.
● Kurów – the Kurowska Góra Castle – the object does not exist anymore.
● Wytrzyszczka – the Tropsztyn Castle – restored. The object is open to visitors in July and August. More information can be found here .
● Gródek upon Dunajec – the Gródek upon Dunajec Castle – the object does not exist anymore.
● Rożnów – the Rożnów Castle – ruins. It is also known as the Zawisza Czarny’s Castle. The object has been closed to visitors until 2020, predominantly due to archaeological and restoration works undertaken there.
● Czchów – the Czchów Castle – ruins. Only the tower of the object has survived. It can be visited from May to October (with some exceptions only).
● Melsztyn – the Melsztyn Castle – ruins. It is open to visitors all year round and can be visited for free.
● Wielka Wieś – the Trzewlin Castle – ruins. It is open to visitors all year round and can be visited for free. The blue trail, starting at the market square in Wojnicz, leads to the ruins of the castle.