Baszta Zamkowa - Castle Tower

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Jasna, Jelenia Gora, Poland

Baszta Zamkowa - Castle Tower Jelenia Gora Reviews

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Baszta Zamkowa – Castle Tower Sep 20, 2017
The western end of the old town has two historical towers, once part of the 15th century town fortifications. While Baszta Grodzka has been turned into a residential house and can be seen from the outside only, Baszta Zamkowa, the “Castle Tower”, is open to visitors. The tower is open from 10 a.m. to late afternoon, the hour of closure depends on the season. Entry is free. There are neither guards nor tickets, you simply walk in and climb the stairs. The stairs are newly built from very solid and trustworthy looking timber. I was hesitant at first because I suffer from fear of heights, but despite being semi-transparent due to lack of risers, they were easily doable for me. Inside the tower, each stair is just half a round to cover one storey, then there is a solid platform before the next stair begins. Thus no scary depths underneath.

The tower has two viewing platforms, or rather galleries. The first one is no higher than the roofs of the surrounding houses and the view is limited. The upper gallery rises above the rooftops and offers a nice view over the old town and the suburbs, over the surrounding hills and, in theory also to the Karkonosze mountains, as I guess from the signs that explain the panorama. Low clouds deprived me of the mountain view, so I can only assume that they are there.
Top of the tower with the upper ga…
Baszta Zamkowa
The entrance
View from the first gallery
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