Czorsztyn [ˈt͡ʂɔrʂtɨn] (German: Schorstin) is a village in Poland, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Nowy Targ County. The village lies in Pieniny, the mountain range on the current Polish-Slovak border. It is famous for the ruins of a 14th-17th-century castle, which was the scene of the Kostka-Napierski Uprising in 1651.

Czorsztyn Castle ruins
Czorsztyn is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°26′N 20°19′E / 49.433°N 20.317°E / 49.433; 20.317Coordinates: 49°26′N 20°19′E / 49.433°N 20.317°E / 49.433; 20.317
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLesser Poland
CountyNowy Targ County
GminaGmina Czorsztyn
 • Total365
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+48 18
Car platesKNT
Czorsztyn castle, 1911 oil painting by Michał Gorstkin-Wywiórski at the Lviv National Art Gallery


Czorsztyn gave its name to the man-made reservoir also known as Lake Czorsztyn, completed in 1994. The village along with its mountainous surroundings is a recreational destination with well developed tourist infrastructure: accommodations, pleasure-boats dock, and numerous marked hiking trails.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The attractions of Lake Czorsztyn Archived 13 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine from The Department of Hotel & Tourist Services

External linksEdit

  Media related to Czorsztyn at Wikimedia Commons