Ojców National Park

Ojcov National Park is the smallest park in Poland, with an area of 21.46 sq. km. It is located in the south of the country, 15 km north of Krakow. The park was founded in 1956. The area is famous for the presence of a large number of caves (about 400 pieces), in which traces of the residence of ancient people were found. The park is home to about 4600 species of insects, 35 species of birds and 15 species of bats. Among other representatives of the fauna it is worth mentioning beavers, stoats, badgers.

What to see in Ojców National Park

Ojców Park is more about taking a walk in nature, and not about visiting the sights. And yet… In the very center of the park there are the ruins of the castle – in fact, one tower and some more walls have been preserved, you can get inside in season for a small fee.

The second castle, much better preserved and attracting many visitors, is the castle in sand rock. It is really better to get to it so it is somewhat away from the main park, but there are also hiking routes to it, so if you are not in a hurry, then you can take a walk. A ticket with a visit to the castle and the museum exposition in 2020 costs 16 zlotys.

Very close to the Castle of Peskova Skala is another attraction of Mace of Hercules in Polish Maczuga Herkulesa. This is an interesting karst formation, which has a narrower base and a massive upper part.

In the Ojców Park there are also several equipped caves that can be visited. One of them is called Dark, in the second Loketka.

Also in the park there is a museum of Prof. Schafer, but who goes to museums when there is such a beautiful nature around. Therefore, the next place that must be visited will be the Krakow Gate, or Krakowska Brama. This huge stone formation really resembles an open gate that leads somewhere deep into the gorge.

How to get to Ojców National Park

Bus Kraków – Ojców (from Worcella street 6), bus number 210 Freeway 15 km north of Krakow

Ojcov National Park is the smallest park in Poland, with an area of 21.46 sq. km. It is located in the south of the country, 15 km north of Krakow. The park was founded in 1956. The area is famous for the presence of a large number of caves (about 400 pieces), in which traces of the residence of ancient people were found. The park is home to about 4600 species of insects, 35 species of birds and 15 species of bats. Among other representatives of the fauna it is worth mentioning beavers, stoats, badgers.