If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this blog post is going to end up at over 80,000 “words.” You see, I was surfing the web today looking for more information on Poland. One thing led to another and I found a web site that posts some pretty pictures and videos of places in Poland, and one of the places they’d covered was the Niedzica Castle, sometimes called the Dunajec Castle, a place that I visited on September 8, 2010.
The Niedzica Castle was first built between 1320-1326. Yep, that’s right, nearly 700 years ago. It’s got a long history and you can read more about that on Wikipedia here. It is often called one of the most picturesque castles in Poland, and sits high atop a hill overlooking the Dunajec River. The modern structure is one that was many years in the making, having been expanded and expanded again over the centuries. It is now a museum and contains many old artifacts.
We had a great tour of Niedzica and I’ve posted quite a few of the pictures I took there here: http://poland.leonkonieczny.com/images/2010PolandTour/0908-Niedzica/index.html. It is quite a fascinating place, and well worth a visit if you’re in southern Poland, in the Nowy Targ area.
But back to how I got here today. The blog/website I found has some pictures and video of Niedzica, and it too is worth checking out. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0UUEx82nqM. It’s really worth your time, a nice outside view of the area–it gives you a great feel for southern Poland.
Looking at my pictures of Niedzica brought back a lot of memories, and very good memories. This was a special place, so full of history, so old. A piece of the heart of Poland lives here and I am glad to share it with you.