The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle[1] (Polish: Zamek Książąt Pomorskich) is a Renaissance castle located in Słupsk, Poland.[2]

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle
Native name
Polish: Zamek Książąt Pomorskich
Pomeranian Dukes' Castle
LocationSłupsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Coordinates54°27′53″N 17°02′03″E / 54.46472°N 17.03417°E / 54.46472; 17.03417
Architectural style(s)Renaissance
Słupsk Castle is located in Poland
Słupsk Castle
Location of the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Poland

History edit

Built in 1507 during the reign of Bogislaw X in a Gothic architectural style.[3] Between 1580 and 1587, rebuilt as a two-storey Renaissance building, with large windows and a decorated tower. The castle is located by the river Słupia, by a distinctive Medieval Słupsk gord. Nearby, is the location of the castle mill. In the sixteenth and seventeenth-century the castle served as the residence of the Pomeranian Dukes, the House of Griffins. The German lordship over the territory (from 1653) led to the decline of the residence. In the second half of the eighteenth-century, the castle was transformed into military barracks. After a fire in 1821, the residence was transformed to wheat granaries. After World War II, the castle was greatly renovated. Presently, housing the Museum of Middle Pomerania.[4]

References edit

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  2. ^ "Zamek Książąt Pomorskich w Słupsku". Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ Słupsk, CIT. "Zamek Książąt Pomorskich". Słupsk (in Polish). Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ "SSI". Miasto Słupsk. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2017.