Człuchów was a well-developed settlement as early as the Middle Ages. Which afterwards, under the first monarchs from the House of Piast, Człuchów belonged to the Castellany of Szczytno in Kashubia. Around 1290 the land around Człuchów was ceded by the Duke of Gdańsk Mestwin II to the voivod of Calisia Nicholas of Poniec. In the 1312 his sons sold Człuchów to the Teutonic Knights, who valued the strategic assets of the village and decided to build here a powerful castle. This place was important for the Teutonic Knights as it was located at the junction of the roads leading from Germany to Malbork. And besides, Człuchów was near the borders of the Teutonic State with the Kingdom of Poland and West Pomerania. The construction of the castle proceeded smoothly and around the year of 1365 it became the strongest in the possession of Teutonic Knights, the second one after the Malbork castle. The castle compound in Człuchów consisted of the main castle, known as the High Castle, and three built-up wards: west, north and east. The whole compound was surrounded with enormous fortified stones and brick walls.

During its most glorious times, the castle had eleven gates and nine towers (until our days, only parts of the outer walls, the wall surrounding the inner ward and some remnants of two towers – beside to the Louise Gatehouse and the Witches Tower – have survived). The castle also had an extensive system of moats, drawbridges and three types of dungeons, which were the medieval prisons. Owing to the knights and mercenaries who stopped by Człuchów, the settlement transformed from a modest village to the larger village, which on the 19th. of June 1348 the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Heinrich von Dusemer, granted civic rights for the Malbork. The presence of the castle meant that Człuchów never had its own fortifications. Which meant that the town was frequently looted and burnt. In later years, the King of Prussia Frederic Wilhelm II, gave his permission to demolish the castle in order to rebuild the town ravaged by two great fires-consumed (in 1786 and 1793). The residents of Człuchów just did not know how to dismantle the tower, because of its height and at later converted it into a church belfry, having first built a Lautheran church adjacent to it in 1825.
The XIX century brought to the town some small industry, oil lighting, followed by gas, and finally electricity, road and railway links and a double storied office buildings of offices and institutions. Człuchów joined again the Poland on the 27th., of February 1945. As a result of the war destroyed about 60% of the buildings of Człuchów. The town gradually regained its former importance: cobbled streets, new houses were built, set industries, sawmills, schools, and the railway line was re-opened, developed the park and its surroundings.

TOURIST INFORMATION
District Tourist Information Point, os. Wazów 1, tel. 59 83 45 366, e-mail: [email protected]

Attractions
Regional Museum, ul. Kościelna 8, tel. 59 822 44 03, e-mail: [email protected], http://zamekczluchow.pl/

Ticket office – tel. 660 881 595

Tour:
summer season: 1.05. – 30.09.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00
Monday – closed

winter season: 1.10. – 30.04.
Monday – Friday: 8.00 – 16.00

Regional Museum – collects collections in the field of archeology, history and art of the region. In the collection of the museum library there are i.a. old prints, maps and city plans. The museum is open for permanent exhibitions i.a. “The prehistory of the Człuchów land”, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Culture
Municipal House of Culture, ul. Traugutta 2, tel. 59 83 411 32, http://czluchow.naszdomkultury.pl/

ACCOMMODATION
Hotel “Nad Jeziorem”**, ul. Szczecińska 13, tel. 59 834 33 30, www.nad-jeziorem.czluchow.pl
Pension “Przy Zamku”, ul. Kościelna 4, tel. 59 83 43 349, www.przyzamku.com
Guest House “Biały Dworek”, ul. Wojska Polskiego 34, tel. 59 83 42 506, http://www.dworekczluchow.pl
Dom Sportowca – Sports and Recreation Center, ul. Szkolna 1, tel. 59 83 42 553, www.osir.czluchow.pl
Camping No. 80, ul. Wojska Polskiego 62, tel. 59 83 41 264, www.osir.czluchow.pl
District School Bursa, ul. Koszalinska 2a, tel. 59 83 43 492, http://www.bursaczluchow.org
District School Bursa Accommodation Base, ul. Koszalinska 2a, tel. 509 530 068, www.noclegiczluchow.pl
Boarding school of the Special School-Educational Centre, ul. Batorego 24, tel. 59 83 42 416, https://osw-czluchow.edupage.org/
Duet guest rooms, ul. Kwiatowa 2, tel. 500 181 520, http://noclegi.duet-czluchow.pl
Rooms at the Restaurant “Stara Kaszarnia”, ul. Dworcowa 13, tel. 604 509 947, www.starakaszarnia.pl
Guest rooms for drivers at the bus base, al. Wojska Polskiego 5, tel. 59 83 42 244
Rooms “U Lili”, ul. Zielona 39, tel. 791 648 958
Apartment “Na Zielonej”, ul. Zielona 41, tel. 666 111 939
Accommodation Rychnowy Przylesie, ul. Kalinowa 9, tel. 789 124 546, http://www.noclegiprzylesie.pl
Apartments Canpol, Sieroczyn, tel. 59 834 47 29, http://hotel.canpol.pl/

Gastronomy
Restaurant “777”, ul. Królewska 1, tel. 59 83 43 711, 509 462 707
Restaurant “Hubertus”, ul. Szczecińska 40, tel. 609 026 264
Restaurant “Duet”, ul. Kwiatowa 2, tel. 59 83 43 375
Restaurant “Nad Jeziorem”, ul. Szczecińska 13, tel. 602 104 506
Restaurant “Stara Kaszarnia”, ul. Dworcowa 13, tel. 604 509 947
McDonald’s Restaurant, ul. Koszalinska 1Ł, tel. 666 349 052
Pizzeria “Neapolitana”, ul. Koszalinska, tel. 510 985 910, www.pizza-czluchow.pl
Pizzeria “Aria” ul. Dworcowa 5, tel. 736 909 193
Pizzeria “Prawdziwy Don”, Plac Wolności 3, tel. 733 833 333
New York Pizza Department, ul. Sobieskiego 10, tel. 888 666 016
Bistro “Prosto z Targu”, ul. Rynek 8, tel. 881 262 888
Bistro Caffee, al. Wojska Polskiego 5, tel. 59 83 42 244 i.e. 76
Horyzont Smaków, os. Wazów 1, tel. 608 626 071
Pasha Kebab, Plac Bohaterów 3a, tel. 531 315 044
Catering Moniq, tel. 795 529 989
Food Studio Catering with Vegestrefa, tel. 731 310 370

EVENTS – Człuchów Competition of Young Instrumentalists, Pomeranian Review of Children’s Song, Tura Run, Człuchów Days, Beer Impressions, International Boogie Festival, Motocross Championships, Lavender Fair of St. Jacob, Man’s Rap Night, Farewell Summer

information: http://czluchow.naszdomkultury.pl/


Municipal Office in Człuchów

Al. Wojska Polskiego 1, tel. 59 83 42 291
www.czluchow.eu