Lubin – a castle (a ruin)
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The castle was erected in the early 14th century, probably upon the foundations of the older grad (a type of medieval defensive settlement). Around 1422, Otton von Zedlitz, rebuilt the wooden castle into a brick one, and enclosed the site with fortificati

The castle in Lubin was built in the mid-14th century by Louis I. After it was damaged by Swedish troops in the 17th century it was reconstructed. In the 19th century, a county administration building was erected on the site of the castle.

The brick building is built on a quadrilateral plan with a quadrilateral gate tower. In the 19th century the tower (with shooting loops) was converted into a bell tower. Only a single-nave Gothic chapel, funded in 1349 by Louis I the Duke of Legnica-Brieg, has survived to this day. In the 18th century the chapel was reconstructed in the Baroque style. In the wall of the chapel a portal from 1349 was preserved; on the portal there is a tympanum depicting the Man of Sorrows, St. Hedwig and the founding couple with a model of the chapel.

Today the former castle chapel houses two Zamkowa (Castle) Galleries and the Jadwiga (Hedwig) Gallery, both owned by the Wzgórze Zamkowe (The Castle Hill) Cultural Centre in Lubin.

 

Contact:

Ośrodek Kultury „Wzgórze Zamkowe”

Galeria „Zamkowa”, Galeria „Jadwiga”

ul. M. Pruzi 7 i 9, 59-300 Lubin

tel./fax 76 749-69-68, 76 749-69-69

www.wzgorzezamkowe.pl

e-mail: wzgorzezamkowe@poczta.onet.pl

 

How to get there:

The site is situated in the centre of the town.

 

Visiting:

The centre is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., on Wednesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., on Saturdays from 12.00 to 6.00 p.m.

 

Fixed and regular events taking place on the site:

There are annual exhibitions Ceramika Młodych (Youth Ceramics) Katedra Grafiki na Wzgórzu Zamkowym (The Cathedral of Graphics on the Castle Hill) organized on the site. In the “Jadwiga” Gallery there is an auction of works of art from Lubin (Lubińska Aukcja Dzieł Sztuki); there are also some works of art for sale.

 

There is also a café called Piwnica, where concerts and meetings with authors take place. contemporary artists from Lubin and Wrocław present their works in the centre. The Galleries specialize in painting, graphics, drawing, ceramics and glasswork.

 

Car parking:

There is a car park available.

 

Places to eat:

RestauracjaOberża

Rynek 23, 59-300 Lubin

tel./fax 76 722-22-76, 76 722-22-73

www.oberza.lubinpex.com.pl

e-mail: oberza.ratusz@lubinpex.com.pl

 

RestauracjaLa Quchnia

ul.1 Maja 16A, Lubin

tel. 76 847-11-50

www.laquchnia.pl

e-mail: laquchnia@laquchnia.pl

 

Accommodation:

HotelInterferie Lubin

ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 176, 59-301 Lubin

tel./fax 76 749-58-00

www.lubin.interferie.pl

e-mail: lubin@interferie.pl

 

HotelMartiz

ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 92, 59-300 Lubin

tel. 76 746-42-48,  512-124-358, 721-175-157

www.martiz.pl

e-mail: hotel@martiz.pl

 

Hotel Restauracja „Chata Karczowiska

59-307 Karczowiska 4

tel. 76 844-90-20, 76 844-90-22, fax 76 844-90-23

www.karczowiska.pl

e-mail: info@karczowiska.pl

 

Tourist Information Office:

Oddział PTTK „Zagłębie Miedziowe”

Rynek 22, 59-300 Lubin

tel./fax 76 844-24-10

www.pttk.lubin.pl

e-mail: pttkolubin@interia.pl

Open Monday – Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.