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Zamek Dunajec Niedzica

Dunajec Castle Niedzica

Dunajec Castle Niedzica
Open:
Availability: All-season facility
Notes regarding availability: Zamek, Wozownia i Spichlerz od 1 maja do 30 września czynne codziennie od godziny 9:00 do 19:00. Kasa muzeum czynna od 9:00 do 18:20. W Boże Ciało muzeum czynne od 13:00 do 19:00. Zamek i Wozownia od 1 października do 30 kwietnia czynne codziennie od godziny 9:00 do 16:00 oprócz poniedziałków i świąt, tj. 1 Listopada, Boże Narodzenie, Nowy Rok, Niedziela Wielkanocna. Kasa muzeum czynna od 9:00 do 15:20. W Wigilię i Wielką Sobotę muzeum czynne od 9:00 do 13:00.
Zamkowa 2, 34-441 Niedzica Tourist region: Pieniny
Tourist subregion: Tatrzański
Discounts: Children, Groups, Senior citizens
Notes:
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
Type of historical sites: Fortifications, fortresses and military facilities
Dunajec Castle in Niedzica is one of the most marvellous buildings of its kind in Poland. It is famous for a secret hiding place discovered there in 1946, which contained a document “written” in talking knots, i.e. the quipus, which had once been used in the Indian Inca Empire in Peru!
It is believed that this document contained information about the location of the hidden Inca gold. Quipu was probably brought to Niedzica by Sebastian – one of the castle’s owners from the Berzeviczy family, who travelled around Peru at the end of the 18th century.

Some chambers were turned into a small museum, and visitors can access the viewing terraces of the middle and upper castles. They provide a view of almost the entire Czorsztyńskie lakes, together with the picturesque ruins of the castle in Czorsztyn on the opposite shore, as well as the step and rocky slopes of the Pieniny mountain range.
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