Ogrodzieniec Castle
Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Tamala P
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The castle itself was wonderful and very interesting to visit. When we arrived we needed a bathroom and were told we needed to pay in cash, which we didn't have (we had just arrived in the country). Wanted to ask the tourist information counter, but nobody spoke any English. So we had to trek it back down the hill to get cash from the ATM, climb back up, use the bathroom, only to then discover when we entered the castle grounds that there were free toilets we could've used. Bit annoying - but we had a nice time overall.
Written September 9, 2023
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Anna G
Katowice, Poland28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The castle itself is nice, but it has been too commercialized. There are food stands everywhere with terrible prices and toys from Aliexpress. You can't get enough of the castle and its beautiful location. This made me not want to come back to this place. Pity. I really liked coming here.
Written February 14, 2024
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czatal
Zawiercie177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Ogrodzieniec Castle is really crowded especially during so called "long weekends". I mean 1st, 2nd, 3rd May (national holidays) and anjoining Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the weekend with Corpus Christi holiday - in 2018 it is 31st May to 3rd June. The sunnier it is, the more people come to the place.

It is not unusual to see about 50 people queueing to the ticket office on such days.
Fortunately you can buy the tickets online through their website using your smartphone, still the narrow staircases leading up the Kredencerska tower and down the Kurza Stopa wing can be a bottle neck slowing the flow of people down.On such days it's best to see the ruins in the morning (opens at 9am) or in the evening (closes at 8pm, so be there at 6). You can rent an audio-guide in English free of charge, you only need to leave a deposit. Guided tour of the ruins in English or Polish is available but requires earlier booking.
Written February 12, 2018
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Ogrodziniec Castle is a very big, romantic and very beautiful castle located in the Eagle-Nest trail, between Czestochowa (he most important pilgrimage place in Poland) and Krakow (the historical capital of Poland). In fact, it is one of some castles located in this route, in the southwest of Poland.
It is the biggest castle, we have visited in our travel around Eagle Nest trail. It is an amazing castle and it is very well-conserved. Moreover, there are excellent views from the castle, where you can walk around a lot of rooms and buildings. The most recommendable visit in the trail. Indispensable if you like Middle Ages buildings. In fact, it is the only castle, where you can buy some souvenirs, however almost all shops were closed, when we went here, in November.
(See also Zamek w Olstynie, Mirów Castle, Zamek Bobolice and Pustynia Bledowska)
Written February 27, 2017
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yeatharhiu
267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Coming to Krakow, Ogrodzieniec castlemay not be on the travellers' list. However, I strongly recomend the place. You can take a mini bus from the main bus station lower floor to the site. I took the 8.30am bus and reached there around 9.35am. Remember to check the return bus schedule. One way costs around 16z. The entrance fee for the castle is around 12z. Check the castle opening days as it is closed most of the days in winter. If you like medieval castle, you will love this one.
Written March 13, 2018
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maladiabliczka
Lodz, Poland37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
i recomend eating in the castel restaurant or going for a special dinner in the castel =)
Written January 7, 2012
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Ewa T
Warsaw, Poland12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited on 1 May which is a public holiday in Poland. Would have been an interesting place to see, but the number of people was ridiculous. All you do is wait in line - even when you're already inside the castle, as the visitiing route is fixed and the path is very narrow.

The visit took us 1,5 hour and we took off before the end of the route (there was one spot only where you could do that!)

If you want to see some similar castles you can visit other castles that are part of the Trail of the Eagle's Nests (Szlak Orlich Gniazd), i.e. Bobolice, Mirów or Pilcza.

If you are going to Ogrodzieniec, you can buy tickets online - you'll avoid another long line to the ticket office.
Written May 2, 2023
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Matt H
Liverpool, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We came here in the midst of the off season, and to our surprise we were not just the only people there, it felt like the whole town. Funny actually, we went into the only cafe that looked remotely open, fires ablaze inside but not a soul to be found.

Beautiful castle and currently undergoing some restoration works so there will be even more to see in the future, looks like a great place to visit in the summer.

Also, getting here from krakow we took a bus from the main bus station in krakow and it was at D10 downstairs, a white minibus. We departed the bus at nearby ogrodzienic and walked 30 mins to the castle. Cost us 18zł per person on the bus and the castle was free.
Written December 5, 2019
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This ruined castle is located 45 minutes from Ojcow National Park and is set prominently on a high hill. There are a number of car parks nearby and a long entry walk passing food and souvenir stalls always with views of the castle. The ruin was quite substantial and there was a clear walking path around it. The walls and towers loomed above us and you could fully appreciate how big this castle would have been. We found when we visited that it was quite crowded and this made for slow going. It also meant some of the towers which were accessed via spiral stairs were jam packed.
The castle is set on nice open grounds with unique rock formations as a back drop. One looked exactly like the Loch Ness monster. Across the way is a fun park and above the castle there is a small two room torture museum with a few well presented implements. Overall a very enjoyable site.
Written June 7, 2019
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Basia_Poznan
Poznan, Poland79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
The area of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska is full of old castle ruins but this place has been really well organised.
First, there is this huge castle (you can't appreciate how big it is from the outside). Part of it has been slightly reconstructd to make the tourist trail safe. The route is printed on the tickets, so you have the idea where to go and what to see. There are also plagues on the spot with the info in Polish and English. If this is not enough - there are guided tours you can ask for at the booking office, or one can buy guidebooks there.

Apart from that there are smaller objects: ie. one turned into galery of torture equiment; there is a numer of smaller rocks giving you the background for great picturesque photos;
Even more: a stage with entartainment events. I haven't seen any myself but the calender is full of shows;
there is a bon fire place (some visitors baked their sausages); little shops with souveniers and snacks;
The tickets are priced reasonably - 9-14 PLN
On the way to the castle there are typical tourist bars and shops and park with miniature buildings.

Generally- all day entertainmeent.
Written April 27, 2019
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