Modernization of the castle in the years 2014-2015

Modernization of the castle in the years 2014-2015 under the slogan “Old beauty restored”

In the years 2014-2015, the northern wing of the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle was modernized. The project aimed at enriching the building with decorative and display elements referring to historical sources and modernizing its infrastructure (installations, multimedia, lifts). Visitors were allowed to view (through glass panes covering the exposed excavations) the foundations of the non-existent medieval castle buildings, preserved under the northern wing: “Stone House” (Barnim III’s Hall), the oldest castle church (Duke Bogislaw X’s Hall) and defensive walls (Duke Bogislaw X’s Hall, Bell Tower).

Bogislaw X’s Hall after modernization

In the Griffins’ burial crypt, which was made accessible to visitors, ducal sarcophagi were exposed. According to the historical documentation, the old elements of the northern wing’s architecture were reconstructed: the gateway and the observation deck on the roof. A new look was given to Duke Bogislaw X’s Hall and the former castle church where a contemporary version of neo-Renaissance polychromes from the early 20th century in the vaults and on the walls was created. The main components of the decoration are twisting plants and illusive architectural elements.