The Lidzbark castle (Burg Heilsberg in German) is
a medieval castle in the northeast of Poland, not far from the border to the Russian Kaliningrad oblast. The castle is built with red bricks and covers an area of about 50m x 50m, along the banks of the Lyna river. On the eastern side there is a watery moat.
The castle was built between 1350 and 1401 as the seat of the Warmian bishops and was part of royal Prussia between 1466 and 1772.
In the basement there are interesting cellar rooms, while on the first floor there is the vaulted grand refectory, a chapel and some other rooms with exhibitions.
The castle wasn't destroyed during the war and is in a remarkably good shape, with most 14th and 15th century structures still intact.
How to get to the Lidzbark castle
The castle can easily be reached by car. The closest airport is the one in Olsztyn which has flights to a few European cities.
There are a number of hotels in Lidzbark Warmiński and more in the area around it, all bookable via the international booking portals.