Castle and old town

Jewel in the crown

The little charming town of Kożuchów, western Poland, surrounded by amazing 8-metre high medieval city walls, is located on a historic trade route. The city walls of the town are among the best preserved in Poland. Travel to western Poland and see it with your own eyes.

Castle

The impressive castle was the seat of the Teilherzogtum Freystadt, part of the Duchy of Głogów. The first mention of  the city is a document by the Głogów Duke Henryk III. issued in 1273. 18 years later, the city was granted special rights. The first castle was built with bastions that surrounded a rectangular courtyard, a round tower and a residential building. Later, there was a monastery, which still can be recognised in the halls. The concert hall, the regional Hall and the Knight cellar are impressive rooms. Today, the castle is the seat of the Cultural Centre “Zamek”, which organises many competitions, events, concerts and exhibitions.

Opening hours: daily 10.00 – 18.00.

Medieval church

The history of the Church of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary dates back to the 13th century. Despite numerous fires the church was rebuilt several times – therefore its architecture combines elements of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The church’s inside is from the latter period. This beautiful church is home to the yearly Henrykowski Organ and Chamber Music Festival, taking place in August.

Town fortifications

At the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries, the city was surrounded by a 8 metres high city wall made of field stones. The medieval city walls are almost completely preserved until today. Parts of the drained city ditch are even 20 meters wide. Walk along the city wall on the former city ditch, and have a rest on one of the benches to see the impressive fortification. The illumination of the walls and of the castle invites you to an evening walk. Especially in winter when it gets dark early, you will feel the romantic atmosphere of the medieval city.

City gates

In the Middle Ages the city walls could be passed through three gates: Głogowska gate, Krośnieńska gate also called Katowska bastion, and Żagańska gate. A fourth gate was probably built in the 15th century: Szprotawska gate. All gates were demolished in 1819, only the bastion of Krośnieńska gate has been preserved. In the Krosnieńska Bastion is now a museum.

Regional Museum

Learn more about the history of Kożuchów in the Regional Museum in the Krośnieńska Bastion. The exhibition shows Knight’s armor, historical postcards from the years 1899-1945, municipal documents and letters from the 17-19th century, city chronicles, city and district guides, maps and iconography. A part of the bastion is converted into an apartment. From the outside, you can still recognise the four-storey building with loopholes.

Opening hours: daily 10.00 – 18.00.

Travel to western Poland and visit Kożuchów

You can visit the Lapidarium, the Regional Museum and the castle with a tour guide (phone: + 48 68 355 35 36) from Wednesday to Sunday

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 19:00
  • Saturday, Sunday 10:00 18:00

 

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Location and contact information

Castle
14 Klasztorna Street
67-120 Kożuchów
Poland
tel. + 48 68 355 35 36
mobile: + 48 601 868 555

 

Regional Museum in the Krośnieńska Bastion
14 Klasztorna Street
67-120 Kożuchów