Fortification: Pszczyna Castle
Location: Pszczyna, Poland
Built: 15th century, though an earlier castle was built in the 11th or 12th century.
Pszczyna was once an ideal hunting site, and is now set in a park. It's a grand structure, full of interesting furnishings and architecture.
Inside the main hall, the floor was so simply elegant, I had to get a photo:
I wonder when wood tiles like this were first used?
This is part of the engraving from a wood bench:
Part of the hunting decor:
At the base of the stairs:
A close up of the top, which is a... I'm not sure at all, and there was no written explanation unfortunately.
Some art on display:
Weapons and armor in one of the hunting display areas:
The park right outside the entrance:
A bison in the small zoo at the edge of the park:
Unfortunately I was not able to see the weapons and armor display during my visit.
More information about Pszczyna can be found here.