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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  • The strongholds of the above New York City skyline can be admired, and the mountains surrounding the Earth Kłodzką. In the underground mazes is to move more than a kilometre from the kilkukilometrowej network of underground walkways stretching kontrminerskich under battle slope. Tour takes place only with a guide. Time exploring the upper part and underground labyrinths around 2 hours. In the underground mazes throughout the year with a constant temperature of 6-8 ° c.  You can fire off gersz salwe, altylertjska on request, but requires prior reservation. Worth seeing!
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  • Object impressive, because of their size. Tour takes place in two stages on the surface and in the tunnels under the claim. The latter route is much more interesting because of the low and narrow corridors. One and the second route takes about an hour. The only pity is that no one puts money on the property to become a real tourist attraction. I think it is interesting to see such a piece of history.
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  • Do you think the Kłodzko-you say the fortress. Mandatory section of the program that is dominating over the city fortress. Necessarily needed Guide to appreciate the enormity and the complexity of this structure. This view of the whole city.
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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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