Travelogue

Grodziec

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The wooden castle was built in 1155, but  Polish king, Henryk I the Bearded replaced it with a brick one. The foundation of the castle church is attributed to Saint Hedwig. In the 14th and partially in the 15th centuries the castle was the property of the knightly family of Busewoy. It has changed hands many times and its history is colourful, but during the second World War, like many other castles it laid in ruins. As of 2006, the castle is a hotel ( the atmoshpere here is unique, hotel guests can walk along narrow and dark passages around the castle at night) but the castle is best known for many medieval tournaments. It is great place to spend a long weekend far away from the city crowd.