Today it's a picturesque ruin eclipsing all others in the country and has been stabilised safely so that visitors can follow the one-way walking trail, see parts previously closed off to tourists and rebuilt wooden cloisters, dizzying vantage points – including two intact towers – over several levels. Night time too holds a charming appeal as newly installed lighting illuminates the castle, providing an atmospheric, mysterious aura, where the ghosts and ghouls of the past can be seen, familiarising visitors with the legends and tales of the past. Admission is required and guests will find a tourist information office inside its walled courtyard just past the impressive gate. A seasonal cafe/bar in one cellar, as well as a touristy torture chamber and medieval kitsch merchants do little to detract from the charm of this imposing site, one of PL’s most treasured. Understandably, tourist interest in the site has increased recently after the castle was used as a shooting location and shown in the Netflix series, The Witcher, released in December 2019 and based on the book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Check out the calendar of events online, which often includes Medieval folk dancing, knights clobbering each other to impress the crowds during tournaments, and night tours of the castle.
|25 Apr 2020 - 31 Aug 2020||Open 09:00-20:00.|