Ojcow National Park might be the smallest national park in Poland, but let us assure you, in this case, size doesn’t matter.
Its extraordinary biodiversity with over 1000 species of rare flowering plants, 135 bird species, fascinating rock formations and two castles, make it one of the biggest wonders of Poland. Conveniently situated just 24 km from Krakow, it is a haven for all nature lovers.
We’ll start our tour in the picturesque village of Ojcow by visiting nearby ruins of a Gothic castle.
Then we will hike through the fairy-like valley to the King Lokietek’s Cave, which is 240 metres long. This is where king Wladyslaw Lokietek hid from the army of the Czech king Waclaw in 1300 before he eventually regained the Krakow throne.
Our last stop, Pieskowa Skala Castle, is known as the pearl of the Polish Renaissance. The castle, surrounded by forests, overlooks the picturesque Pradnik river valley. In 2016 it was reopened to the public following a two-year renovation programme. Just next to the castle you will find one of the park’s trademarks, an amazing 25-meter-high rock formation called Hercules’ Club.