Klodzko Fortress, 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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  • ... as already in two previous visits to Kłodzko/Glatz, Prussian fortress of the (former) was once again. Great plant from the outside appearance. Maybe inside similarly spectacular.
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  • You should spend at least one hour and preferably two or even three to familiarize yourself with the history of the fortress and its architecture. In addition, the mandatory passage tunnel under the city's old town. Routes to choose from depending on your time. Panorama of the city beautiful.
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  • Fortress located not far from the border with the Czech Republic. A little trouble parking and difficult to access with a child in a stroller. The visit is done only with a guide. The fortress is worth to be visited. Its history and its role in the wars are impressive. Beautiful view of the city from the rooftops
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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 😀
  • An interesting experience, never been there before, a nice history trip for a family which takes about 2 hours.
  • Really worth to visit mazes and upper part.
  • Można zwiedzać, chociaż nie do końca rozumiem, za co się płaci, bo to są w zasadzie tylko mury.
  • 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.
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