This was truly a magical place… I Don't think it is classified as part of the Eagle Nest castles - but I am not sure... It is a little south of Eagle Nest Trail - or at least what I think of when I think Eagle Nest.... I could very well be mistaken.
This castle was once called Tenczyn and is situated on top of an inactive volcano about 403 meters above sea level. J. Nawoi of Morawica is given credit for building the castle.
Nawoi later re-named himself Teczynski after the hero of a 15th c ballad. The song tells of a hero who was murdered during the conflict with the people of Krakow.
The castle’s exterior was in the Gothic style while the interior was Renaissance. After Teczynski’s death the castle was abandoned and neglected and thus fell into disrepair. It suffered more damage when Swedish troops swept through the region.
Legend has it that there is treasure buried in the dungeons. Two beautiful sisters - the gentle Przeginia and the not-so-gentle Tecza also supposedly haunt it.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2006 10:22:44 GMT -7 by hollister
thanks for the information. Actually I think the ruins of this castle are seen from a pictoresque highway in the direction of Katowice and Auschwitz between Alwernia and Krzeszowice. It looks wonderful from the highway, even better than when you really get closer to it (since one can see that these are just the ruins).