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Visiting Czorsztyn Castle

This stronghold, from the second half of XIIIth century, was the old home of the noble men and the customs office on the trade trail from Krakow and Sącz to Hungary. Ever since the big fire of 1790 the castle has remained in ruins. There is a beautiful panoramic view from the balcony of the upper castle across the Pieniny Spiskie, the Tatra mountains and Zbiornik Czorsztyński. Inside there are exhibitions covering the history of the castle and its surroundings, “The Pieniny in old picture postcards”. Near the trail you can see the endemic Pieniny treacle-mustard Erysimum pieninicum. There is a free car park next to the ticket office. Getting from the car park to the castle takes 5 minutes via the green trail.

Open:
from 1st October till 30th April; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for Mondays)
from 1st May till 30th September; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (every day).

On 1st January, 1st November, 25th and 26th December and Easter holidays the castle is closed.

Visiting fees: the full price ticket – 5 PLN and concession ticket – 2,50 PLN (fees for 2017).