Wrocław – emperor’s castle

History

Initially, on the site of the left bank there were Henry II and Henry IV mansions, and possibly Henry I mansion. The proper castle was built in the early 14th century in the northwest of the manor houses as the residence of King Wenceslas II. It essential shape was founded in 1346-1378 on the initiative of Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg, who often visited Wroclaw. In 1659, the emperor Leopold I handed over the castle area to the Jesuits. Already in 1689 they demolished the southern wing, which was replaced by the church. Western wing and stables were demolished in 1728-1731, and the main building before 1734. The northern wing was dismantled in 1851-1858.

Architecture

The castle was a large complex consisting of numerous buildings around the courtyard of the triangle. Three towers towered over the buildings, the most powerful of which was built in 1350 at the order of Charles IV.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times. His only remnant is, devoid of the original appearance, the sacristy of the university church.

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