Gliwice Castle

The Piasts' Castle in Gliwice

The so-called Piasts' Castle in Gliwice, southern Poland, dates back to the mid-14th century. It consists of a tower from 1322, which was originally part of the city walls, and an adjoining building which was probably an armory. Modifications were carried out in the 15th century, between 1558-61 it became the residence of Friedrich von Zettritz. Later it was an armory, a jail, a magazine and since 1945 a museum. Between 1956-59 it was thoroughly rebuilt and partially reconstructed. Since that time it is claimed to be a Piast castle, although no sourced evidence backs this claim.[1] Since 1959 the castle has been part of the Gliwice Museum.

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  1. ^ Dehio - Handbuch der Kunstdenkmäler in Polen: Schlesien, pg. 292.

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  • Dehio - Handbuch der Kunstdenkmäler in Polen: Schlesien, Herder-Institut Marburg and Krajowy Osrodek Badan i Dokumentacji Zabytkow Warszawa, Deutscher Kunstverlag 2005, ISBN 342203109X*

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Coordinates: 50°17′34″N 18°39′57″E / 50.29278°N 18.66583°E / 50.29278; 18.66583