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 different objects, from old fire engines to local glassware.HistoryA stronghold on Kłodzko's Castle Hill was mentioned for the first time in 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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  • Very nice and interesting property. You can briefly move in time to the best functioning of the fortress. Large knowledge Guide and huge commitment made this place became even more interesting. I recommend you explore rather in the warmer months. You can "attach" to the issue of the quality of the object, and the visitor (toilets, or rather the lack thereof, only latrines TOI-TOI (at least when we were there), where it is expected to explore. However, you should understand that it is huge and it is hard to maintain it. In General, I recommend! :)
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  • Interesting trip for both adults and children. We chose two routes and we were happy-accessible history lesson and a dose of experience (tunnels) will remain in our memories for a long time.
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  • Great history lesson, however, it requires a huge effort and resources. Guided tour on the surface and in the basement is very interesting, and knowledge of the guides is impressive. A mandatory point in the Klodzkiej.
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  • An impressive fort. The tunnels are fascinating but, as with all museums in Poland, not much content to look at. However, it's a fort and that is what truly impresses! Worth seeing! Great guided tours of both the tunnels and the fort itself. Fantastic food is available from the bar inside the fort.... You pay by weight of food and the choice is superb. Go.... If just for the great food 😀
  • Extremely interesting place to visit. The Guide Pan Jurek was very knowledgeable and passionate about Twierdza and his work. He made our visit very interesting. His knowledge doesn't ends on the Twierdza but he told us a lot of very interesting facts about Ziemia Kłodzka. I strongly recommend a visit to anyone who visits area.
  • Untouched and unspoiled ancient fortress, must see for an avid historian. Great day out for the casual observer too.
  • Only one hour in upper fortress available as guided tour. That's far too little...
  • An interesting place. A good place to explore
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