Castle Hill

Gdańsk & Pomerania

Grudziądz once had a 13th-century castle that stood sentinel high above the Vistula. The remains of this, essentially the 30m Klimek Tower and the results of an archaeological dig, have become the town's latest attraction following extensive renovation work. Climb to the top of the tower for stupendous views of the river, the town and Poland's longest concrete bridge below.

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Nearby Gdańsk & Pomerania attractions

1. Church of St Francis Xavier

0.15 MILES

A few buildings in the centre retain their historical significance, the most impressive of which is this early-18th-century church. Most of the narrow…

2. Granaries

0.21 MILES

The extraordinary row of crumbling granaries was built along the length of the town’s waterfront to provide storage and protect the town from invaders…

3. Regional Museum


Based in a former Benedictine convent and several granaries at the southern end of the old quarter, the Regional Museum is worth an hour or two's perusal…

4. City Walls

16.63 MILES

Chełmno is encircled by 2.2km of defensive walls, which have survived almost in their entirety. Alas, it’s not possible to walk around the entire…

6. Church of SS Peter & Paul

16.72 MILES

Occupying the town’s northern corner, the impressive red-brick stepped gable of this 14th-century church fronts an interior containing doored rococo…

7. Regional Museum

16.87 MILES

The epicentre of Chełmno’s chessboard of streets is the Rynek, in the middle of which stands the compact Renaissance Town Hall, built around 1570 on the…

8. Church of the Assumption

16.95 MILES

Just off the Rynek, this massive, Gothic church was commissioned by the Teutonic Knights in the late 13th century. The magnificent interior is crammed…