Fortress Klodzko (Twierdza Klodzko), Klodzko

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Kłodzko Fortress is a unique fortification complex of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in southwestern Poland. The fortress once was one of the biggest strongholds in Prussian Silesia, however, in the whole German Empire, it was regarded as a minor one. Now, together with an extensive network of tunnels, it is one of the biggest attractions of the town of Kłodzko, with its underground labyrinth and a repository of for different objects, from old fire engines to local glassware.HistoryFirst mentions of existence of a stronghold placed on Kłodzko's Castle Hill come from the Chronicle of Bohemians, written by Cosmas of Prague. Most probably, it was a complex of wooden buildings, protected with a palisade. Kłodzko itself is located along the strategic route between Wrocław and Prague, and its role as a trading point must have been significant since the early Middle Ages. In 1114, the stronghold was captured and destroyed by Czech troops under prince Soběslav, who at the same time reconquered the whole area.In 1129, Soběslav rebuilt the town and placed a castellan there. Some time around 1300, a spacious castle was built on the hill, which became seat of the Kłodzko County. Gradually, the castle grew, a church and a chapel were added and in 1557, Lorenz Krischke, architect at the court of Prince Ernest of Bavaria, built the Lower Castle. In the 16th century, there were five wells in the castle with the oldest one from 1393.
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  • Being in Kłodzko worth visit this place, on the top of zapieraja views breathtaking, and the underground are equally czarujace
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  • The fortress is just huge. No wonder that no one has ever tried to attack her directly (even Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon's famous stop there only attempts to starvation of the crew, but on the walls no longer has kidnapped, and indeed in vain it was a trip), now your size delights. Not only that! At the beginning of the tour guide showed us a map indicating the places that we visit. Was this really malutko, comparing it with the surface, which takes in the Colossus. Inside a whole bunch of activities, information, maps ... you have to admit that our guide had a great knew their profession, boy what move entertained tour jokes. :) A huge impression on us the panorama of the city, after leaving the vantage point. Top notch! No wonder that for so many years of the existence of the fortress no one tried a frontal attack, because it would kill only meeting a solid oklepu. ;-) In a break between sightseeing fortress and maze (you can purchase tickets to the attractions individually or separately) you can look into the inner restaurant, but sensitive to the smell of old oil, we were not too eager. ;-) And named the maze under the fortress. And really ... the corridors minerskie under the claim. There is too much to write, everyone should know yourself, what is the reason they were hollow. Oh, the Prussians, you only kicked ...:) Definitely not a good place for those with claustrophobia, and one of the move has not even Metro high, so-to choose from, and szorujemy, or squatting and duck-walking-Lea. :-) Experience really. And over time, will neither missed presented a new, within the fortress there are also cultural events, you can also visit the complex in the night-time. Oh, definitely need to look at yourself, explore, see. Recommend hot!
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  • I returned to the fortress after nearly 20 years of absence, at that time the route the tour has grown by a tour of the Pavilion "Big Tick" Guide, you might want to see this magnitude of military power. This time it was not given to me to enter the underworld because I was with young children, but from what I remember-it's worth:)
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  • It's OK but I expected something more. Impressive from outside but inside there is nothing interesting.
  • A great place to visit! Must see if you are interested in military or history.
  • Względnie ciekawe są tyljo tunele minerskie.
  • A beautiful piece of history. Kłodzko has played an important role during the defence of Silesia in the Franco-Prussian War. The Commander-in-Chief of the French troops in the fight for Silesia was Jerome Bonaparte. After the surrender of the Neisse River in the hands of the Prussian remained yet ziemia kłodzka with two fortresses in Kłodzko and Srebrna Góra. After the signing of the capitulation of the fortress in Koźle, Jerome decided to intensify activities aimed at the acquisition of Kłodzko. Fighting flared at the top Jaszkową. As a result the Allied forces advanced at the fortified camp of the fortress. In the night of 23/24 June an assault, in which hr Götzen decided to surrender the fortress. The next day, signed the Act of capitulation. 
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  • We waited an hour at the entrance to find out that it does not put together a group and tour route, which does not include the podziemii will not. We wanted to visit the fortress but to have succeeded.
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