Niedzica Castle

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Sep 03, 2007
The Niedzica Castle is a Gothic Castle, built between 1320 and 1326 above the Dunajec River in Southern Poland, about an hour's drive from Cracow. Since 1994, when the Dunajec River was dammed, it sits about 30 meters over Czorstyn Lake.

For centuries this was a border post with Hungary and was an important center of Polish - Hungarian relations from the 14th century.

Much of the original castle is in ruins and has been reconstructed, but portions are still original and the entire castle is well worth visiting. The castle museum has archaeological artifacts related to the castle and is interesting to visit.

Aside from the museum and the castle itself, the views from the castle, over the lake and to the Pieniny Mountains in the south, are spectacular.

We weren't lucky as far as weather goes - it rained heavily most of the time we were there, but even so it was really beautiful. On a nice day, the scenery must be fantastic.

The visit takes about an hour and a half and can be combined with a rafting trip down the Dunajec River along the Polish - Slovak border for a nice day trip from Cracow.
Entrance to Niedzica Castle.
Courtyard
A view from the Castle.
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