Pszczyna Castle: Historical Wonders and History of Beer
- Private group
- Duration: 6 hours
- Optional audio guide
Journey from Krakow to Pszczyna Castle, a thirteenth century gothic castle, later rebuilt in a renaissance style and adorned from the outside in a baroque style. The castle was once a residence of Polish Piast nobles. In 2009 the castle was voted as one of the "Seven Architectural Wonders of the Silesian Voivodeship" by the Silesian authorities and is often described as one of the most beautiful castle residences in Poland. Experience a guided tour of the castle and a transfer to the brewery in Tychy. Discover the secrets of one of the largest polish breweries and taste the most typical polish beer, Tyskie—the beer named after the city.
Just 37km south of Katowice, Pszczyna is a quaint town centered around a market square. The Pszczyna castle, built in the 13th century, is a unique residence with over 70% original, historical furnishings from the turn of the 20th century. Its most recent renovations were during the 18th and 19th centuries when its Renaissance exterior was changed to a Baroque-classical design. The permanent exhibition includes among others an apartment of Emperor Wilhelm the Second, the grandson of the British Queen Victoria. At this residence, he invited numerous guests such as the Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand, Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Charles I, and Enver Pasza – the dictator of Turkey. The castle grounds are part of the larger historic Pszczyna Park, which is home to the Polish Bison Farm. Here, you can get close to bison during feeding times as well as deer, peacocks, and geese. You will spend arou...
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