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Among the white Jurassic cliffs

Among the white Jurassic cliffs

Korzkiew Castle

Getting there
The castle lies 15 km from Krakow: take Road 794 to the north, heading toward Skała, then follow the side road from Januszowice as it runs along the Prądnik River, turning right into Korzkiew Valley. The hill and castle can be driven around from the south and the west, while hotel guests can drive as far as the small car park by the gate. Krakow’s 267 suburban bus route runs through Korzkiew, and minibuses run between Krakow and Smardzowice.

Accommodation, food and drink
The Korzkiew Castle Hotel (Hotel „Zamek Korzkiew”)
tel: 0048 12 4195590

http://www.korzkiew.donimirski.com
zamek@donimirski.com
As recently as a mere fifteen years ago, all that rose above the hill overlooking the scenic Korzkiew Valley were the ruins of the walls, gates and home of the knight who occupied the medieval castle. Today, a stone fortress stands here, reverently reconstructed on the basis of ancient drawings. The stronghold was erected in the 14th century by Jan of Syrokomla, today the town of Janowiec-on-Vistula, in the Lubusz Voivodship. The small, Gothic castle was extended in the 16th century, endowing it with a Renaissance character. The building was subsequently to belong, amongst others, to the Jordan family, who used it as their hunting lodge. However, by the end of the 18th century, it had been abandoned. Lower down on the hill, the owners at that time, the Wodzicki family, had built a manor house which now no longer exists.

What else is worth seeing?
Around the castle, stretching over the slopes of Korzkiew Valley lies the old park. Here, the current owners of both stronghold and hotel hope to open up the Manor built by the Wodzickis, the one-time owners of the castle and village. On the slopes on the opposite side, to the north of the castle, stands an early Baroque church which is well worth a visit. Dating back to 1623, its defensive nature is evinced by the arrow slits with which the tower is equipped.
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