Castles are always interesting, especially when they come with an intriguing back story like the castle of Czocha. The secrets it holds are discovered during the tour.
The village of Czocha in Poland was once defended by the imposing castle that sits near the Lake Leśnia. It started out as a protected keep, which was later expanded to include living spaces.
The stronghold changed hands often throughout the centuries and, along the way, it was remodelled and reinforced several times. In the late 1700's, the complex was destroyed by fire and remained damaged until it was purchased in 1909 and rebuilt.
In the 20th century, the castle served many purposes, including being a safe haven for Greek refugees, and a military resort. In 1996, the castle was opened to the public. Tours of the castle reveal a secret and shocking history.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM