Ducal Tower in Siedlęcin

Welcome to the website of both the Ducal Tower in Siedlęcin – one of the most important medieval monuments in Poland,
and of the Association 'Ducal Tower in Siedlecin’ – the NGO uniting fans and supporters of the tower.
For over 700 years, our tower has been standing near Jelenia Góra in the picturesque Bóbr Valley.


Credit: E. Bojczuk

The Ducal Tower in Siedlęcin was erected on the initiative of Duke Henry I of Jawor in the years 1313-1315 and is one of the largest towers of this type in Central Europe. The oldest wooden ceilings in Poland have been preserved there, while in the Great Hall on the second floor you can admire the only medieval paintings in the world (preserved in situ) with the legend of Sir Lancelot of the Lake – one of the legendary knights of the Round Table.

Credit: A. Wosz

The ducal tower in Siedlęcin is the property of the 'Chudow Castle’ Foundation, which makes it available to visitors every day, at the same time conducting subsequent stages of conservation and research works.

The tower is open for the visitors every day :
from 9am till 6pm (May-October) – last admition: 5.30pm
from 10am till 4pm (November-April) – last admition: 3.30pm

We invite you to visit the largest and best-preserved medieval residential tower in Poland and see the only paintings in the world with the legend of Sir Lancelot from the Lake!

How to reach us:

From 2020, the owner of the tower – Chudow Castle Foundation – is the first Polish member of the International National Trust Organisation.

Free admition for members of the organisations taking part in the INTO Places programme.


In order to help with the running and care of the tower, the Association ‘Ducal Tower in Siedlecin’ was established. One of its main areas of activity is involving volunteers in heritage work. In cooperation with the French organisation REMPART and with the support of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Poland, the association has already organised more than 10 camps for volunteers to work for the benefit of the tower in Siedlęcin, as well as the nearby castle in Wleń. In 2022-23, our volunteers were even in Georgia, where, as part of an international project coordinated by the National Trust of Georgia, they worked to secure the Tsiskarauli family stone tower in the mountainous region of Khevsureti.

Contact the association: stowarzyszenie@wiezasiedlecin.pl

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