Szubin – castle

History

The castle was built in the second half of the 14th century, probably by Sędziwoj Pałuk, starost of Wielkopolska. After a fire in the first half of the 17th century it became the seat of Krzysztof Opalinski and was rebuilt to a early modern residence. Other changes took place in the eighteenth century under Maciej and Stanisław Mycielski. At the end of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the building lost its importance, fell into ruin and unfortunately was almost completely demolished.

Architecture

The castle was built on an elevation among the backwaters of the Gąsawa River and wet meadows. Access to it led by the bridge and the levee. It was built of brick on the foundation of glacial erratic stones. It was a 42×42 meter square with a recessed south-east corner. Castle consisted of the main house, the gatehouse and a peripheral wall.

Current state

To this day, fragments of the peripheral walls have survived, whose height reaches up to 7 meters in the highest places. Entry into the ruins is free.

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bibliography:
Leksykon zamków w Polsce, L.Kajzer, S.Kołodziejski, J.Salm, Warszawa 2003.