Jeżów Sudecki – Siedlęcin
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Jeżów Sudecki – Siedlęcin

In the village called Siedlęcin there is a well preserved Ducal tower. According to local legend, one should beware of a bane throwing stones at the people walking from Siedlęcin to Jelenia Góra which used to haunt the areas of the castle. In 1314, a residential tower was erected marking the first stage of the castle’s construction. In those days Silesian dukes did not permit their vassals to build constructions of high-value defense. Henry I of Jawor, commissioned a tower with a height of 19 m and with a wall a thickness of 2 m. Every storey served as a different function. The first storey served as a utility room, the second was the owner’s residence and the third - initially of a representative character - it was later on used to store grain due to its low humidity level. In the further stage of the castle’s construction the tower and the wooden outbuildings were surrounded by a wall with a height of 4 m and a moat. After Bolko II the Small’s death, the castle was purchased by Hans von Redern. It was destroyed in 1443, with the tower being the only surviving part. In the 16th century the construction was expanded: a fourth storey of the tower and a defensive platform were built. In the 17th century, a structure with the function of an outbuilding, and a residential building were erected. For over two centuries (1732-1945) the structure was owned by the Schaffgotsch family. In Communist times the outbuildings were used as part of a State Agricultural Farm.

The wall fragments, the Ducal tower and the gate - have survived to the present day. The tower has a pure Gothic character. The ruins house the Ducal tower museum in Siedlęcin. The most valuable exhibits include medieval polychromes dating back to 1320-1340, which are the oldest Silesian polychromes. The paintings were made with the al secco technique (painting on dry plaster) and cover an area of 33 square meters. In the museum one can see exhibitions of historical clothing, sketches and photography. The current owner of the castle, the Chudów Castle Foundation, actively contributes to increasing the attractiveness of this location.  


Książęca Wieża Mieszkalna

ul. Długa 21, Siedlęcin

tel. 75 713-75-97


How to get there:

Take the A4 highway in the direction of Zgorzelec, after 27 km take an exit to country road no 5. Follow the road to Bolków (42 km). In Bolków take road no 3/E65; when you reach Jelenia Góra, take road no 30. Right past Jelenia Góra turn right and after 2,5 km you will reach Siedlęcin. The Ducal Tower is located at 21 Długa street.


Opening hours of the museum:

May – October from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., except for Mondays.

In the wintertime the museum is closed 2 hours earlier, that is at 4.00 p.m.

Tickets: normal tickets – 5 zł, concessions – 3 zł. Children until 4 years – free of charge.

Fixed and regular events:

In spring and in the summer one can participate in some open-air medieval (or of later ages) events. Last year the following events were organized: the Day of Chocolate, the Day of Potato, the Days of Brotherhood.

Car parking:

There is a car park available. 


Places to eat:

Karczma Grodzka

ul. Grodzka 4 i 5, 58-500 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 752-53-91


Restauracja Europa

ul. 1 Maja 16/18, 58-500 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 649-55-00


Hotel Feniks – Restauracja

ul. 1 Maja 88, 58-500 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 641-66-00


Restauracja Sonata

pl. Piastowski 13, 58-560 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 755-72-17



Zielone Wzgórze” Anna i Piotr Konieczyńscy

ul. Zielone Wzgórze 9, 58-508 Dziwiszów

tel. 888-629-337, 888-629-337


Siedlisko Arte (Koniador)

Dziwiszów 48, 58-508 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 713-92-10


Hotel Jelonek

ul. 1 Maja 5, 58-500 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 764-65-41

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Perła Zachodu

Siedlęcin, ul. Perła Zachodu 1, 58-522 Siedlęcin

tel. 71 752-30-49


Pod Górą szybowcowa Joanna Dudek

ul. Lipowa 4, 58-521 Jeżów Sudecki

tel. 75 713-26-46


Tourist Information Office:

Centrum Informacji Turystycznej i Kulturalnej

ul. Bankowa 27, 58-500 Jelenia Góra

tel. 75 767-69-25