Bolków Castle

The Castle in Bolków is one of the largest objects of medieval architecture in Lower Silesia. This gothic fortress was built on a hill (396m o.s.l.). Currently we can say it dominates the upper part of Bolków town located on the way from Wrocław to Jelenia Góra.

The first records about the Bolków Castle come from 1277 when the prince Bolesław II Łysy (Rogatka) called it “Castro nostro” which means “our castle”. Nevertheless, the castle is associated with his son Bolko I. During his reign the castle was expanded by the walled buildings, secured with the ramparts and gates. The object has a 25m high tower and dungeons in the ground floor. The trip to the castle doesn’t require a hike uphill. You can leave your car on a parking on the front of the entrance to the castle.

The castle in Bolków has an associated Brotherhood of Knights which promotes local heritage. The most recognizable event run by this organization is an annual Festival Castle Party.

More about the Bolków castle can be found on their website.

Practical information

The object is opened for tourists all year round.

Opening hours:


9AM – 3:30PM free entry except March 28th, May 2nd, August 15th (in 2016)

Tuesday - Friday:

9AM – 4:30PM from May 1st to September 30th

9AM – 3:30PM from October 1st to April 30th

Saturday, Sunday and holidays:

9AM – 5:30PM from May 1st to September 30th

9AM – 4:30PM in April and October

9AM – 3:30 from November 1st to March 31st

The castle is closed for visitors in 2016 on days

I. Public holidays:

1st of January

27th of March

1st of November

11th of November

25th of December

II. Castle Party Festival – from 29th of July to August 1st , 2016

Admission fees:

Regular single ticket: 7zł

Reduced single ticket: 4zł

Food availability in the castle:

Bar pod Karłem offers cafe, tea and snacks.

Open from May 1st to October 31

Information for family witch children below 3 years old:

Use of stroller is possible. However, will limit access to some places.

What season? All year round.

Starting point: ul. Księcia Bolka 12, 59-420 Bolków.

Watch the sample

Big thanks to T.K. Studios for sharing this movie with us!