Mount Birów rises 461 m above sea level. It is one of the characteristic hills in the area of Podzamcze and Ogrodzieniec. The picturesque rocky hill with a good view on the surrounding area was already a site the Neolithic settlement. Especially, the top parts of the hill, which form a depression surrounded by limestone outcrops, have important defensive qualities. Today, we can see a reconstruction of the Slavic settlement here.
Góra Birów, wznosząca się 461 m n.p.m., stanowi jedno z charakterystycznych wzniesień w rejonie Podzamcza i Ogrodzieńca. Skaliste, malownicze wzgórze, dające dobry widok na okolicę było już od czasów neolitu miejscem osadnictwa. Szczególnie partie wierzchołkowe wzniesienia, tworzące nieckę otoczoną wapiennymi ostańcami, dodawały temu miejscu istotnych walorów obronnych. Obecnie możemy tu oglądać rekonstrukcję grodziska słowiańskiego.
“Suchy Połeć”, which can roughly be
translated as “Big Piece of Bacon”, also called
“Suchy Palec” – “Dry Finger”, is a distinctive
rock formation near the center of Podzamcze.
In this region, there are German bunkers from
the Second World War. They were part of the
so called Ostwall, a fortification line whose
task was to prevent the Red Army from
invading the areas of Upper Silesia. Although
the Soviet-German fighting in the nearby
areas was fierce, the bunkers themselves did
not play a bigger role, however.
The parish church of Saint James the Apostle in Giebło
is one of the oldest churches in this part of Poland. It is
dated from the twelfth century. The Romanesque
church is an example of the characteristic monuments
erected in the early centuries of the Polish statehood.
The church survived unchanged until the early
twentieth century, when it was rebuilt, but the body, in
large part, has retained its original look.
Giebło is located in the commune of Ogrodzieniec, on the road from Żerkowice to Pilica. It is an old town, mentioned for the first time in the written sources at the beginning of the fourteenth century. There are a manor house in the historic park and a Romanesque, twelfth-thirteenth century parish church of Saint James, surrounded by a wall. Archaeologists have discovered remains of a castle in the village. There are numerous roadside chapels and crosses, and an interesting bakery named „Podpłomyk”, cultivating medieval traditions.
In Podzamcze, on the road leading from
Ogrodzieniec to Pilica, in a charming place,
there is one of the Marian shrines. In this place,
the cult of the Mother of God goes back to the
first half of the nineteenth century, when Saint
Mary appeared on the rock to one of the local
residents. The chapel itself is a new object and
dates back to 2000. The solemn ceremony of
the foundation of the Shrine of Our Lady of the
Rock climbing took place in 2002.
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by f...
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by forest and not far from two national roads: Katowice-Warszawa and Cracow- Zawiercie and airports in Katowice-Pyrzowice (27 km) and Cracow-Balice (75 km).