Castle Museum

Castle Museum information

Szczecin , Poland
Address
Street ul Korsarzy 34
Telephone
+48 91 489 1630
More information
www.zamek.szczecin.pl
Prices
adult/concession 6/3zł
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The castle accommodates the Castle Museum . Its star exhibits are six spectacular sarcophagi of the Pomeranian dukes. These large tin boxes are decorated with a fine engraved ornamentation, and were made between 1606 and 1637 by artists from Königsberg. Following the death of the last Pomeranian duke, Bogusław XIV, the crypt was walled up until the sarcophagi were discovered during restoration work in 1946, after the castle’s wartime destruction. The remains of the dukes were deposited in the cathedral, while the least-damaged sarcophagi were ­restored for display.