10 Castles in Poland You Should Visit

Updated On October 8, 2023
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Poland is a European country with an impressive history and a rich culture.

If you want to learn more about the past of this beautiful country, you should consider visiting some of the famous local castles.

There are lots of options that may interest you including stunning Medieval castles, as well as castles destroyed during World War II.

In this article, you can find a list of the best spots that will interest you for sure.

The Royal Castle, Warsaw

Number 1 in our list is the Royal Castle that is situated in the capital city – Warsaw.

The Polish Royal family lived there from the 16th to 18th century.

During that time it was a gorgeous building but it was destroyed during World War II.

After it, the government reconstructed the castle and now it’s a heart of Warsaw’s Old Town.

Poland, Warsaw
Poland, Warsaw

Kornik Castle, Kornik

Kornik Castle was built in the Medieval era and there are still walls from those times.

Nevertheless, this place is known as one of the creepiest castles in the country.

According to local legends, Kornik Castle is haunted by a spirit of “White Lady”.

Some people even say they saw the ghost themselves.

The spirit is also called Teofila that was known as an educated woman that lost her beloved.

Nowadays, the spirit roams the castle during nights.

Kornik Castle was built in the 14th century and there were several reconstructions since that time.

Kornik Castle
Kornik Castle

The Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow

Visiting Poland, you for sure need to visit the Wawel Royal Castle that is situated in Krakow.

This place has an amazing history and has an important place in Polish culture.

It was the royal residence from the 14th to the 18th century.

This beautiful castle was built in Romanesque style and stands on the top of a hill so you can have a gorgeous view of the city out of there.

The castle was renovated and now it’s more like a Renaissance-era castle.

Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Royal Castle

Moszna Castle, Moszna

Moszna Castle is famous for its incredible 99 spires and considered as one of the most beautiful castles in the country.

This castle, built in the 17th century, is an amazing combination of Gothic and Baroque architecture.

It looks like a picture from a fairytale.

If you want to visit this gorgeous castle, you should go to the Upper Silesia region of the country.

Moszna Castle
Moszna Castle

Czocha Castle, Lesna

Czocha Castle in Lesna is a perfect spot to visit for any fan of Harry Potter.

For the past few years, a whole bunch of ‘wizard’ events and tournaments were held there.

This magical place was built in the 13th century but it was severely damaged during World War II.

Later, the castle was renovated and became a popular attraction among tourists.

Czocha Castle
Czocha Castle

Malbork Castle (The Castle of the Teutonic Order), Malbork

Malbork Castle was built in the Medieval era by the Knights of the Teutonic Order.

It is known as the biggest castle of Medieval era in Europe and the largest one in the world if it is measured by land.

This place is absolutely fascinating and stunning!

Malbork Castle
Malbork Castle

Krzyżtopór Castle, Ujazd

If you are scared of witches and wizards, Krzyżtopór Castle is not for you as it’s known as a place where black magic was practiced.

The government is only making plans on castle restoration but still, it has its own charm.

It is situated in Ujazd that is in the south of the country.

The castle is not well known among tourists so there is a change that you have it just to yourself during your visit.

Krzyżtopór Castle
Krzyżtopór Castle

Goluchów Castle, Gołuchów

Goluchow Castle is a perfect sample of the French design of the 19th century.

There you can take a stroll through the castle, surrounding park and antiques.

The place itself was built in the 16th century and has an amazing park.

Goluchów Castle
Goluchów Castle

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Jura

Ogrodzieniec Castle was one of the most impressive buildings in the world but now there are just ruins.

Nevertheless, it still attracts lots of tourists and even was featured in the video of Iron Maiden in 80s’.

This place is rather spooky but still pretty much exciting.

Ogrodzieniec Castle
Ogrodzieniec Castle

Bolkow Castle, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

For a long time, Bolkow Castle was home for monks starting from the 13th century.

Castle maintains its incredible charm despite the fact it has been renovated.

Nowadays, Bolkow castle is a popular spot for various cultural festivals and events.

Bolkow Castle
Bolkow Castle

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