Kwidzyn Castle 

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Kwidzyn Castle is a large brick gothic castle in the town of Kwidzyn, Poland. It is an example of the Teutonic Knights’ castle architecture.

The castle is located by Gdańska Street (Ulica Gdańska in Polish) in Kwidzyn. The castle was used as a chapter house for the Pomesanians, who built it at the beginning of the 14th century, in a square formation with a courtyard and square keeps in the corners of the castle’s square formation, and a dansker supported by five arcades. King Władysław II Jagiełło took over the castle while heading battles against the Teutonic Knights in 1410.

The Second Peace of Toruń ceded the castle back to the Teutonic Knights.

During the 17th century Deluge campaigns, the Swedes partially destroyed the castle. Prussian authorities ordered the partial deconstruction of the castle in the 18th century. The castle underwent reconstruction from 1855 to 1875.