Castle of Warmian Bishops in Olsztyn

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Castle of Warmian Bishops in Olsztyn

Castle of Warmian Bishops in Olsztyn
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Art Galleries • Science Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,312 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Castle of Warmian Cathedral Chapter in Olsztyn served as a defensive structure, as well as the seat of the administrator of the Warmian Chapter’s landed property. The castle’s most famous resident was Nicolaus Copernicus and on one of the walls, an original astronomical table plotted by the astronomer has been preserved. Nowadays, the castle is the seat of the Museum of Warmia and Mazury.
Written October 18, 2021
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Dutkowska
Gdansk, Poland200 contributions
May 2020
Let's be honest, I adore castles and this one was the main reason for my trip to Olsztyn. Warmian Bishops' Castle is a brick gothic complex, built in the XIV century. It's well-known as a temporary home of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, and because of that, you can see some documents written or signed by him.

The normal ticket costs 15 PLN, you need about an hour for seeing everything. During our trip, the Canal+ channel was making a documentary about this place - mainly about diamond vault from 1520. This was the reason for our stops and longer visit. I can tell that I was part of the movie. Well, I was only the reason for the floor creaking... but still, I am an actor from now!

Tip: Be aware, there is another Olsztyn in Poland (south, next to the Kraków), also with the castle. Check carefully if you are searching via the internet correctly.
Written May 26, 2020
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Maciej C
175 contributions
Jun 2019
One of the main tourist attractions in Olsztyn, this caslte is quite old but well kept. It houses a museum in the courtyard as well as the famous baba pruska and other interesting sculptures. Apart from the caslte as such, there is also an amphitheatre.
Written November 6, 2019
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schmidtmg
Switzerland944 contributions
Aug 2019
This castle goes back to the 14th century. The castle's wings are arranged around a large central courtyard. On one side, there is a large brick tower - you can climb up and enjoy the view of Olsztyn and in particular its old town... On the other side of the courtyard, the three floors of the building host various exhibits, of which the one dedicated to astronomer Copernicus is by far the most interesting one. Copernicus was by far the most prominent administrator of the castle in the early 16th century - very educational exhibit about his work....
Written August 22, 2019
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Dave B
Shrewsbury, UK2,035 contributions
May 2019
This was a great castle and a good visit
With some fantastic displays and paintings to help with bringing the rich history and events of the actual castle and city in general.
I spent a good hour or so just taking in the vast amount of events and people that have lived here throughout the ages.
There is afair amount of information in English but not all the rooms with the amazing paintings had any English
this did not really disminish the visit.
Lots of artifacts and a time line guiding you through the changing history
There are staff on hand in most rooms , should you ahve any questions or queries
Overall i is worth you to spend some time and you can learn something about this underrated city
Written May 17, 2019
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,235 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This fourteenth-century Gothic castle is very pleasant and easy to visit. The museum collection is interesting especially the exhibits dedicated to Copernicus. The famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was by far the most well-known administrator of this castle but many other famous Poles stayed there too. Nicolaus Copernicus protected the castle from the Teutonic siege.
Written August 13, 2018
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Tim T
London, UK6 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
There's several parts to see here all arranged around a large courtyard. Big brick built tower on one side, great views from the top, old granary and administration building opposite. Includes a piece of wall painting by Copernicus himself from his 5 years spent here.
Written September 6, 2017
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Mira V
Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia347 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The castle is a beautiful building, a large, but not huge brownish-red palace with a magnificent tower. The exhibition inside is quite interesting, mostly about the life and work of Copernicus, but there are also remnants of ancient times that were excavated in the vicinity. But I liked the building itself with its picturesque balconies and its attractive inner yard even more.
Written August 24, 2017
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DejanNS72
Novi Sad, Serbia2,300 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
Castle looks very interesting outside, with tower, high walls and beuatifull yard. However, during my visit tower was close for visitors. Castle has great position, high on the river bank and very close to the main square of Olsztyn.
Written May 27, 2017
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Lolloviaggi
Italy31 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
As great part of the places in Poland, also here is possible to see ancient evidence of Copernicus life in this castle, in particular some inscription on the wall of the castle. The visit is suggested both for the palace itself that for a exhibition of very old tools and paintings. There are no elevators and many stairs, so please consider this point if you have small child or other.
Written November 25, 2016
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