Czocha Castle is wonderfully located along the wide bank of Lake Lesnianski, not far from Lesna.
Czocha Castle was erected in the second half of the 13th century, upon the initiative of the Czech King Vaclav II, as a stronghold defending the northern border. In 1346, Bolko II of Poland acquired the Duchy of Jawor, along with Czocha. Later, in 1368, the duchy and the castle were joined to the Czech kingdom. Following the end of the Thirty Years War the Castle regained its form of a grand residence. In 1793 a huge fire laid waste to the building, sending its wonders and rich collections, up in flames.
One of the castles main attractions is, without a doubt, the Renaissance well dubbed “The Well of the Unfaithful Wives” by an owner. There are also the two-storey high Knight’s Hall, the Late-Gothic ducal chamber with canopy bed and the marble fire place in the entrance hall. Other curiosities include one of the entry-ways to the basement, the battlements and the tower. During a stay in the summer, visitors can do water sport in the lake, walk along paths leading to the Kwisa River estuary, or take advantage of the regions numerous bike paths, to visit the ruins of other nearby castles including Rajsko, swiecie and Gryf. The castles distinctive atmosphere has led to it being the backdrop for numerous Polish film productions. Guests staying here may run into the “White Lady”, as she walks the castle walls at night. She was the beautiful and unhappy wife of a former owner.
A knight’s tournament is organised in the second half of August.
Wroclaw-Castle Czocha; PKS
Road 5 (8, E67), Road A4 (5, E40), Road 4 (E40), Road 357, Road 393; 159,8 km
Stankowice-Sucha, 59-820 Lesna
tel. +48 75 7211185 fax +48 75 7211553