The Royal Castle in Bedzin is a medieval stronghold. It is not a royal residence, but a military outpost, which from the times of King Casimir the Great on, guarded the border between the Polish Kingdom and Silesia. Maximilian von Habsburg was kept as a prisoner in the castle. It also served as home for Polish kings. In the 19th century, the castle was embellished by an Italian artist. Fortunately, it has survived to our times. Nowadays, the castle houses collections of the Zagłębie Museum.
foto: Bartosz Gawlik