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Golub-Dobrzyń Castle

Golub-Dobrzyń Castle - a four-wing conventional Teutonic castle built on the turning point of the thirteenth and fourteenth century, built on a hill - as a look-out point over the whole town of Golub-Dobrzyń; kept in a Gothic-Renaissance architectural style. The castle is located in Golub-Dobrzyń (43 km north-east of Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship; in Poland).[1]

Golub-Dobrzyń Castle
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Golub-Dobrzyń Castle
Location Golub-Dobrzyń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Coordinates 53°06′56″N 19°02′59″E / 53.11556°N 19.04972°E / 53.11556; 19.04972Coordinates: 53°06′56″N 19°02′59″E / 53.11556°N 19.04972°E / 53.11556; 19.04972
Built 1293 or 1300-1301
Rebuilt 1616-1623
Architectural style(s) Renaissance
Golub-Dobrzyń Castle is located in Poland
Golub-Dobrzyń Castle
Location of Golub-Dobrzyń Castle in Poland

HistoryEdit

The stronghold's construction began on the turning point of the thirteenth and fourteenth century. In the fourteenth century, King Władysław I Łokietek of Poland tried to gain the stronghold into his realm. In 1408, the castle was a guest to the Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen.[2] In 1422, the castle was destroyed by an army of the Kingdom of Poland. During the years of 1611-1625, the castle was of the ownership of Anna Wazówna (a Polish and Swedish princess), it was the castle's truest time of magnificence. During the time of the Swedish Deluge, the castle was damaged and began to go into decline. In the years of 1941-1944, the courtyards were used as a training base for the Hitlerjugend. After the Second World War the castle undergone restoration works - which were conducted in between 1947-1953 . All ruins were rebuilt between 1959–1966 and further historical adaptations of the castle were completed in 2006. Today, the castle is used as a regional museum, housing a vast collection of militaristic exhibits.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golub Dobrzyń Castle". Polish Castle. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Main Page". Zamek Golub. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Museum Castle Golub-Dobrzyń Poland". Visit Toruń. Retrieved 2 May 2015.