Poland

Krag

Krag, a small village in northern Poland, is situated no more than 30 km from Darlowo and 40 km from Koszalin. The location ensures easy access to the most popular resorts on the Polish seaside. Krag, although less famous, has many unique monuments which are known nationwide: a knights’ castle from the 15th century and a Baroque church where the Podewils family, former owners of the castle, were buried. No one will ever forget their visit to this old charming village.

 

Krag TOURISM

Those who have visited Polish seaside are charmed with its beauty and uniqueness. The magnificent landscapes and restorative sea air attract thousands of tourists every year. However, the seaside is not only famous for its nature but also for the architecture.
One of the most interesting monuments in this region is a knights’ castle from the 15th century. It used to be the property of the Podewils, a distinguished German family. Currently, it is considered as the largest water castle in Poland. Opposite the castle is a Renaissance-Baroque Church. In this small temple behind the altar, you will find the sarcophagi of Heinrich and Adam von Podewils.
There are a lot more worth-a-visit monuments in the region. The most recommended are: the amber grindery in Swierzno (25 km from Krag), Otto von Bismarck’s mansion in Warcino (25 km from Krag), and the 5000-year-old megaliths in Borkowo (12 km from Krag).

 

GEOGRAPHY

Krag is a small village in the Western Pomeranian Voivodeship. It lies in the Grabowa river valley and in close proximity to resorts such as Koszalin, Darlowo and Slupsk. The location is perfect for those who appreciates the beauty of Polish seaside.

Krag is a tiny area with 201 permanent inhabitants. However, in spring and summer seasons the visitor number increases. Tourists are mainly attracted by the uniqueness of this region and the great number of monuments here.

 

HISTORY

Krag has always been a magical land with crystal-clear lakes and widespread forests. The village’s history is strongly connected with one of the largest knights’ castles in the Pomerania, the Podewils’ Castle. The palace was built in the 15th century on oak pales, like houses in Venice, and for that, it is called a water castle.
Until 1944, a Dr. Karl Alexander von Ripenhausen lived in the castle. He didn’t have a happy life. He married an American woman who died soon after giving birth to their child. After Karl’s death, the palace had no owner. The most tragic period for the Podewils’ castle was in the Second World War. Soviet soldiers completely devastated and plundered the building. The new owners restored the castle to its past splendour and grandeur. The monument was restored and converted into a hotel in 1996. The renovation created a sense of stepping back in time to the palace’s finest days.

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