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About Castle Ogrodzieniec

Epic Location Within Your Reach

The land between Cracow and Częstochowa, often called the Cracow – Częstochowa Upland, is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Poland and quite understandably a cradle of the domestic culture as well. All these picturesque Silesian castles are a decoy for the tourists wanting to feel like their ancestors from the past ages, even if for a while only.

Therefore, we are so delighted to take you on a journey into the fascinating, and not fully understood world of the castle ruins in the village called Podzamcze. The history of Ogrodzieniec dates back to the 14th century. As you may assume, the castle was a silent witness to many grand events in history such as the Swedish Deluge, and even played vital roles in films or TV series, like for example ”Janosik” or “Revenge” by Andrzej Wajda.

The easy and comfortable arrival, airports located in the close vicinity of the castle – in Pyrzowice and Balice (approx. 35 – 60 km away from Ogrodzieniec) – will make your screen production easier to organise. The castle is just within your reach!

The ruins of the Ogrodzieniec castle are one of the most valuable and best-preserved, authentic residential and defensive complexes in the entire Cracow-Częstochowa Upland, forming part of the line of defence created along the erstwhile Polish-Silesian border by Casimir the Great. The structure, comprising both the remnants of a medieval highland castle and an early modern fortified residence of the Boner noble family – one of the most eminent magnates of their times – continues to exist in collective consciousness as one of the most impressive castles of the Cracow-Częstochowa Upland, serving both as a silent witness of the ages and as a national symbol.


Filmed at the Castle Ogrodzieniec

The Witcher

In 2018, the ruins of the castle were used during filming of The Witcher – Netflix’s 2019 series, starring Henry Cavill.

The Revenge

In 2001, the ruins were used as scenery for Andrzej Wajda’s film The Revenge.


In 1995, the castle was used to depict the ruins of the old Spellbinder’s castle in the Australian television series Spellbinder.

Music Video

In 1984, the castle was used in the band Iron Maiden’s Behind The Iron Curtain, in the video for the song “Hallowed Be Thy Name”.

The Knight

In 1980, the film The Knight by Lech Majewski was shot in the castle.


In 1973, Ogrodzieniec Castle was used for outdoor scenes in the television series Janosik.