Hotel Villa Verde Congress & SPA, Zawiercie
Hotel Villa Verde Congress & SPA, Zawiercie
Hercules' Mace rock in Ojcow National Park

Hercules' Mace rock in Ojcow National Park

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In front of the Pieskowa Skala castle in the Pradnik Valley, in the area of Ojcow National Park, there is a high rock in the shape of a mace. Wider at the top, narrower at the base, it is 25 metres high. The mighty rock, resembling the weapon of the mythical giant, was formed by the destructive activity of wind and frost. There is a small iron cross on its top, which commemorates the conquest of the rock by Leon Witek from Katowice in 1933. Hercules' Mace is the most popular rock formation in Ojcow National Park, and probably in the whole of Poland. It is one of the most important symbols not only of Ojcow, but of the whole Krakow-Czestochowa Upland. There are many legends associated with the mace that stir our imagination. One of them is connected with Pan Twardowski. He ordered the devil to place the rock upside down. When the devil had done his work, Master Twardowski was obliged to give him his soul.
Information: It is 55 km away from the hotel. Location of the attraction: Suloszowa 5, 32-045 Pieskowa
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