Świecie – ruins of a castle, the 14th / 16th century
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Świecie – ruins of a castle, the 14th / 16th century

The stone, Gothic castle is built on a rocky hill on the Bruśnik River, above the village Świecie, in the county of Lubań. The village was called Schwerta in German, between 1937 and 1945, it was called Schwertburg.

The fortress was built of local stone gneiss, probably in the early 14th century, for Bernard - the Duke of Świdnica and Jawor. The castle was first mentioned in 1329, it was referred to as Sweta.

After a fire in the 16th century, it was rebuilt and extended. The next significant reconstruction work was carried out in the 18th century, also as a result of a fire. Around 1760 the castle was abandoned. In 1827, it was partly damaged after being struck by lightning; in 1915, after a storm, further fragments of the structure were damaged. However, the condition of the 18th -century castle was still good enough to convert it into an inn in the Interwar Period.

After World War II, the castle was not restored and slowly fell into disrepair. The whole complex is built on a quadrilateral plan, with an escarpment on the south and a stone defensive wall (preserved until today) on the northern and the western side. In the south-western corner there is an original castle built on an oval plan, on the south-eastern side there is the ruin of a rectangular building, in which there are still the remains of the ceilings in the basement, while in the north-eastern part of the complex there are the ruins of a chapel.

The castle is in a complete disrepair. It is private property.



Zamek Świecie

55-820 Świecie, woj. Dolnośląskie


How to get there:

The village is located in the county of Lubań, in the community of Leśna, 6 km from Leśna, 18 km from Lubań and 14 km from Gryfów Śląski. The monument is situated on the road no. 358, connecting Leśna with Świeradów. Polbus buses, connecting the towns mentioned above, often run through the village.



The access to the site is limited, it is a private property.


Fixed and regular events taking place on the site:



It is possible to park at the gate itself or outside a nearby shop.


Places to eat:


ul. Spółdzielcza 11, 59-800 Lubań

tel. 75 721-22-33, 600-150-800


e-mail: rezerwacja@teczowa.com.pl


Restauracja GreckaTakis

ul. Jeleniogórska 4, 59-800 Lubań

tel. 75 721-40-55, 508-137-111


e-mail: takis@neostrada.pl



ul. Floriańska 15, 59-620 Gryfów Śląski

tel. 75 615-16-39, 693-993-043


e-mail: magnoliagryfowslaski@op.pl


Restauracja PizzeriaPasja

ul. Kolejowa 25, Gryfów Śląski

tel. 75 781-13-00


There is no e-mail address available.


Pizzeria - restauracja „Trevi”

Rynek 14,  59-620 Gryfów Śląski

tel. 75 781-42-22


e-mail: restauracjatrevi@gmail.com




ul. Spółdzielcza 11, 59-800 Lubań

tel. 75 721-22-33, 600-150-800


e-mail: rezerwacja@teczowa.com.pl



ul. Zgorzelecka 51, 59-800 Lubań

tel./fax 75 722-39-46, 75 722-36-63


e-mail: poczta@motelluzycki.com.pl


Agroturystyka „Nad stawami”

Nad Stawami 1, 59-850 Gryfów Śląski

tel.75 781-26-61, 606-553-428, fax 75 781-48-51


e-mail: biuro@agroryb.pl


Hotel „LELIWA”

Rynek 8, 59-820 Leśna


e-mail: leliwa-hotel@leliwa-hotel.win.pl


Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy „Baworowa”

Baworowo 100, 59-820 Leśna

tel. 75 721-12-44, fax 75 721-11-62

e-mail: baworowa@leliwa-baworowa.pl


Hotel „Świeradów''

ul. J. Piłsudskiego 29, 59-850 Świeradów-Zdrój

tel. 75 781-63-46


e-mail: hotelswieradow@wp.pl


Ośrodek Wypoczynkowo – Rehabilitacyjny „EDUCARE”

Pobiedna 155, 59-814 Wolimierz

tel. 75 647-00-80, 604-733-534


e-mail: kasia_koncewicz@poczta.onet.pl


Tourist Information Office:

Urząd Miejski w Leśnej

Rynek 19, 59-820 Leśna

tel. 75 721-12-39, fax 75 724-23-68


e-mail: sekretariat@lesna.pl


Centrum Informacji Turystycznej i Promocji Pogórza Izerskiego

Rynek 33, Gryfów Śląski 59-620

tel. 75 781-29-44, fax 75 781-11-33

www.cit.gryfow.pl, www.gryfow.pl

e-mail: it@gryfow.pl