February 2013
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Krzyztopor – a castle situated in the village of Ujazd in Southern Poland – Part 2

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

Krzyztopor is a castle that is situated in the village of Ujazd in Southern Poland.

Overview of Krzyztopor

• This castle is in Iwaniska commune in Opatow County, Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship.
• It was originally built by a Polish nobleman.
• He was also Voivode of Sandomierz in Krzyszt of Ossoli?ski (1587-1645).
• The castle was partially destroyed during the Swedish invasion.
• This invasion is also known as The Deluge in 1655.
• It was reduced to ruin during the war of the Bar Confederation.
• The war was by the Russians which took place in 1770.

The unique works include:
• Ventilation
• Heating system
• Unique waterworks
• system that provides all rooms with fresh water
• The ceiling in one of dining rooms was made up of an aquarium containing exotic fish.
• A system of dumbwaiters carried food from pantries to the upper floors.

• The castle is in a convenient proximity to main roads and rail connections.
• The walls, bastions and moat are relatively well-preserved.
• The magnitude is still very impressive.
• It is regarded as a permanent ruin.
• 90 percent of the walls have been preserved.
• Reconstruction has been planned several times.
• The ambitious project of reconstruction lacked sufficient funding.
• The castle was prominently featured in James Michener’s 1981.

General Information about The Castle

The object is open during the tourist season
• (April – September) from 8:00 to 20:00,
• October from 8.00 to 17.00
The tourist season (November – March) from 8:00 to 16:00.
NOTE: Castle will not be open on the following days:
– 01/01/2013 – New Year
– 31/03/2013 – The first day of Easter
– 25, 26.12.2013 – Christmas

Ticket prices (valid from 01.03.2012r)
Regular ticket: – 8 zl / pers
* Reduced ticket: – 6 zl / pers
Regular ticket for groups
of 20 or more: – 7 zl / pers
* Reduced ticket for groups
of 20 or more: – 5 zl / pers
Ticket convivial (5 people) – sales suspended: – 25 zl / person (tour of the castle, guide, fireplace)
Free tour
– 1 caregiver for 10 people, bus drivers, children under 6 years of age,
– For all schools in the Municipality Iwaniska (not for organized events)
– Councillors: Holy Cross Regional Assembly, Opatowski District Council, Municipal Council Iwaniska
All w / in person are required to download the free tickets with cash.
• Half-price ticket: children under 12, pensioners, students, the disabled, veterans – on the basis of documents presented.
• Parking in the area of free object.
• Pricing Guide to the ruins of the castle.
• The guide service can be used only during the tourist season (April – October). Organized groups should book a guide for at least one day prior to visiting the facility >> go to online form.
• 1 – 10 of: – 30 zl
• 11 – 20 of:- 40 zl
• 21 – 30 people: – 50 zl
• 31 – 40 people:- 60 zl
• 41 – 50 people: – 70 zl
• For groups with more than 50 of the people price guide services is the sum of the amount of services for a group of 50-year partnership and a multiple amount of 10 zl per each ten visitors.
• Possible distribution of large groups into smaller ones.

NOTE: The ability to take advantage of the fire and grill is canceled until the end of 2013 due to construction work on the subject.
• Fire: – 35 zl (wood, accessories, frying, baking)
• Grill: – 20 zl
• Table 10 persons: – 20 zl / day (payable in advance)
• Bench; – 10 zl / day (payable in advance)
• Photo session (for weddings): – 50 zl + ticket price for each person

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 poland.travel
blogs at krzyztopor.org.pl
blogs at facebook.com

Images and photos of Poland

images at google.com
images at wikipedia.org
images at krzyztopor.org.pl
images at poland.travel

Videos of Poland

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