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Niesytno Castle – south-west Poalnd

Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

Niesytno Castle is a castle in the south-west of Poland near the village of Plonina.

Overview of Niesytno Castle

• This castle is located to the west of Bolkow.
• This castle turned into ruins.
• In its site was constructed the Plonina Palace.
• This place is still often referred to as Niesytno Castle.
• It has decayed over the years.
• It is in private hands right now.
• It is closed for public.
• It is along the touristic Piastowskich Castle Route.

History of Niesytno Castle

• Niesytno Castle dates back to the 13th century.
• The architect or the person by whom it was built is still unknown.
• It was occupied by Hussite and mercenaries, according to a legend.
• It was also named Zakatek Strachu or Angstwinkel.
• From the second part of the 15th century until the 17th century, the castle was inhabited by the “von Zedlitz” lineage.
• It has been a military defense structure.
• The castle became a renaissance palace later.
• During the Second World War, German airmen resided in the palace.
• It was owned by the automobile manufacturer “Fabryka Samochodow Ciezarowych” from Lublin later.
• Some repairs were carried out at that time.
• The palace weathered until 1990.
• On 2 July 1990, it burned down due to arson.

Present State
• The buildings are not open for public.
• It is possible to walk around the premises and get a glimpse.
• Some of what is left of the buildings can be seen.
• The castle is located on a hill surrounded by forest.
• Some caves can be found around the ruins.

• Plonina village is situated in the district near Bolkow Jaworski.
• The first is the exit of the E65 road towards the village Kaczorów Stone Mountain.
• Then take left to the road to the village.
• The other is a turn in the direction of Old Rochowic behind Bolkow.
• Going with the E261 road Bolkow Lubawka Wierzchoslawice turn right.
• The Stone Mountain riding road 238, turn in the direction of Swidnik.
• The castle is situated in the center of the village for about pi?ciusetmetrowym hill.
• From a distance you can see the top of the castle tower.

Other Important Castles in Poland
• Lazienki Palace
• Malbork Castle
• Royal Castle of Warsaw
• Wawel Castle
• Wilanow Palace

Sports in Poland
• Mountain hikes
• Water sports
• Skiing
• Horse riding
• Cycling
• First bungee jump
• Paintball encounter
• Rock climbing

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at niesytno.pl
Blogs at 360cities.net
Blogs at triposo.com

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
images at wikipedia.org
Images at niesytno.pl
Images at 360cities.net

Videos of Poland

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