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Category: Cultural Heritage

The Old Raczyński Trout Farm in Złoty Potok


The trout farm in Złoty Potok is the oldest breeding farm in continental Europe. Ponds on the small river of Wiercica in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland were built by Count Edward Raczyński, the owner of the estate in Złoty Potok. Engineer Michał Girdwoyń, the best then a specialist was commissioned to design the ponds’ arrangement. In 1881, the first ponds were stocked with trout brought in from California in the United States.

Location
Kościuszki 100
Złoty Potok
Janów
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
by the water, in the forest, in the country
Contact data
: +48 34 3278076
General Information
: symbolic place
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year
Attractions
Routes
Galleries
Sound files
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The building of Rybaczówka, erected in the interwar years, in 1935, served as a mountain hostel of the Polish Tatra Society until the end of the Second World War. It is associated with the trout farm of the Raczynskis, which was once the first trout farm in Europe. The building was put up at the initiative of Count Aleksander Raczyński, who was known as a passionate of tourism. The building, alternately devastated and renovated during the communist period and neglected in the years after the fall of communism, is waiting for its revitalization. Currently, it is being used by the Silesian Agricultural Advisory Center in Częstochowa and for tourism purpose.
Złoty Potok
The stretch of the Wiercica valley from the foot of the castle on the Ostrężnik hill to Złoty Potok and Janów belongs to the most beautiful parts of the Polish Jura. Tourists are impressed with the clean water of the Wiercica, nice forests and limestone cliffs of fancy shapes. Besides, there are plenty of monuments here (with the palace of the Krasińskis and the manor of the Raczyńskis in the forefront) and the places associated with Zygmunt Krasiński, one of the Three Polish Bards - national poets of Polish Romantic literature. There are a lot of tourist routes and educational trails which lead to the above mentioned attractions
Złoty Potok
The early medieval settlement “Wały” lies in the vicinity of Złoty Potok. It was a rock stronghold located in the highland. It consisted of a few parts. It was erected on a forested promontory above the Wiercica river valley. It was composed of three outer settlements and a central fortress protected by the earthworks. The site was inhabited from the eighth to the twelfth century. The red marked Trail of the Eagles' Nests runs in the vicinity of the remains of the settlement earthworks.
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Kompleks źródliskowy Zygmunta i Elżbiety w Złotym Potoku to zespoły źródeł oddalone od siebie o kilkadziesiąt metrów a nazwę nadał im od imion swoich dzieci przebywający tutaj z rodziną w 1857 r. poeta polskiego romantyzmu Zygmunt Krasiński. Wypływające z kilkunastu szczelin potoki są dodatkowo zasilanie licznymi źródłami korytowymi. Źródła mają charakter szczelinowo-krasowy. Są to źródła spływowe, związane wyłącznie z wapieniami skalistymi. Próżniami krasowymi woda przepływa bardzo szybko, stąd źródła mają zmienną wydajność.
Złoty Potok
Brama Twardowskiego (Twardowski Gate) is a rock form, resembling an ogival gate, located in a picturesque area of the Wiercica river valley, a few miles from Złoty Potok. This rock, with a height of 4 m, is considered one of the most beautiful rocky outcrops of the Kraków-Częstochowa. This landmark of the northern part of the Polish Jura was named after Zygmunt Krasiński himself. While staying in Złoty Potok in the summer of 1857, Krasiński visited the area in some detail, and by the way gave the names of many of the local peculiarities.
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