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Ruins of the historic Czersk castle, Poland

March 22nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Ruins of the historic Czersk castle.

Czersk is a village in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland. It lies 39 km from the center of Warsaw.

This municipality contains a village square, railroad station, and a neo-Baroque-style parish church. There are also ruins of the historic Czersk castle. The village industries include timber, furniture, metallurgy, and food processing. It also has a large trout farm.

During the 12th century this was a significant settlement along the Vistula river. A brick castle was built on a hill here around 1388 by Prince Janusz I, and it became the capital of the Mazovian Duchy. In the 15th century, however, the Vistula river shifted its bed, moving away from Czersk. As a consequence the site fell into obscurity and the castle began to decay. During the Swedish invasion in 1655–1660 the castle was nearly destroyed. The castle was briefly rebuilt 17662–1766 by Marshal Franciszek Bieliński, but fell into ruin following his death. Today the castle ruins and the pituresque village have become tourist attractions.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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