"Castle and park at Krokowa" Krokowa Things to Do Tip by evaanna

Krokowa Things to Do: 14 reviews and 35 photos

  Castle and park at Krokowa
by evaanna
 
  • Castle and park at Krokowa - Krokowa
      Castle and park at Krokowa
    by evaanna
  • Palace, park and moat at Krokowa - Krokowa
      Palace, park and moat at Krokowa
    by evaanna
  • Palace and the moat - Krokowa
      Palace and the moat
    by evaanna
  • Bridge in the park - Krokowa
      Bridge in the park
    by evaanna
  • One of the ancient gnarled trees in the park - Krokowa
      One of the ancient gnarled trees in the park
    by evaanna
 

Krokowa is an old Kashubian village with records of it dating back to 1288. The oldest building in the village is a 14th century castle/palace re-built in 1784 and again in the 19th century, formerly with fortifications and a moat with a bridge. The moat and the bridge are still there. The castle used to belong to the von Krockow (Polish version: Krokowski) family for seven centuries. It now houses the Foundation European Meetings (Europejskie Spotkania) and is a conference centre and a hotel, but even if you do not stay there, do go inside to see the beautiful decor and ancient carved Gdansk furniture, a few samples of which I am going to present in my next tip.
The entrance to the park is free and worthwhile: some of the trees are over 200 years old and the lawns are beautifully tended (not that you can see that in our pictures taken in April).

Address: Zamkowa 1, 84-110 Krokowa
Phone: (058) 673 57 29

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 11, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments

evaanna

“The sky is blue everywhere.”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 9 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 2 4

Have you been to Krokowa?

  Share Your Travels