Ojcowski Park Narodowy Travel Guide

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    by luigi_pl Written Jul 10, 2006

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    skala is small town located 2km north from ojcow village. it has about 6-8 thousands of inhabitants. this litlle town is often the last stop when you want to get to the ojcowski national park from krakow. you can buy there all the needful thing like food or drink (and many others). i know that there's an internet cafe 200-400m from central square. it's charming and very village-like town and dreamy one. it's perfect when you like to see real polish country-side.

    PS. it's impossible to get lost because it's very tiny town.

    the town crest
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    by luigi_pl Written Jul 10, 2006

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    that's another freak shaped rock. it's called maczuga herkulesa (hercules' club). "anyone who has traveled for the first time in the valley of the ojcowski national park has fixed his gaze, amazed, on a rock which seems to be standing there against the laws of nature and any rules of statics. this is lonely limestone rock, creeping up to the height of nearly 30 meters, leans with its narrow end on the ground and widens upwards in the form of a club. how did it acquire this queer form? this is the result of millions of years of it being exposed to sun, wind, frost, humidity, and rain."

    it's so specific view of the park like st. mary church in krakow

    the club
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    by luigi_pl Written Jul 10, 2006

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    There's a lovely stone medieval "Zamek Ojcowski" (Ojcow Castle) in the heart of the park. It's very old- it was built in the second part of XIV century- and it's still there. I've heard that in the place of this castle there was another castle much more older which has been built to protect the area from german invasions. It's not well-preserved but view from the castle on the valley is breath-taking, really lovely!

    entrance to the castle
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    • Castles and Palaces
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