The history of European knighthood dates back to the early Middle Ages. Its greatest flourishing took place between the 11th and 13th centuries. It was then that the famous ceremonies and customs as well as the knights code were established. Granting the title of knight was a very significant ceremony and it was also called the "eighth sacrament". In the knight's chamber you can admire armour (including the armour of the mythical King Arthur), melee weapons (including the legendary Excalibur sword), firearms and many other exhibits.
On the 21st of August in 1811, the last witch in Europe was burned at the stake in Reszel. Her name was Barbara Zdunk and she was accused of causing fires by using witchcraft. Before that, she was imprisoned and tortured at the Reszel castle for four years. Today this castle hosts a fascinating and thought-provoking Exhibition on torture. Among 50 objects, the exhibition displays e.g. “The Witches Chair”, “The Iron Maiden”, “The Judas Cradle” and “Water Torture”.
The exhibition also encourages reflection on the condition of mankind in our time. According to Amnesty International, torture is still practiced in over 70 countries in the world.
We invite you to sightseeing from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm