The ruins of the knight castle "Bąkowiec" from the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are located within the
area of the holiday resort "Morsko", near the village of the
same name. Next to the castle there are the two most
important hiking trails of the Polish Jura – the red Trail of
the Eagles' Nests and the blue Trail of the Jurassic
Strongholds. A trip to the ruins of the castle can be
combined with a visit to the nearby Rzędkowice and the
The beginnings of the parish in Kroczyce date back (according to written documents) to the twelfth century. Before the erection of the present brick church, there were two successive wooden churches here (though their history is not well known). One was destroyed by a fire. The other wooden building was founded by Piotr Firlej in 1427 as a votive foundation for the safe return after the Battle of Grunewald in 1410. The present church comes from the nineteenth century.
The Bobolice castle is located on a picturesque, rocky
hill. It is one of the most famous fortresses lying along
the Trail of the Eagles' Nests, in the center of the
Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. The castle is situated less
than a half hour walk from the twin fortress in Mirów.
There are also trails for longer hikes towards the area of
the Rzędkowice and Kroczycze Rocks and other
attractive places in the Upland. The castle is an example
of the building which after centuries of being a ruin was
rebuilt in modern times.
In 1914, at the beginning of the bloody First World War, the area of the Polish Jura became the scene of a particularly fierce fighting of the allied German and Austro-Hungarian army against the Russians. Only in November 1914, around 70,000 German and Austrian soldiers were killed. The dead were buried in special military cemeteries, one of which we can see in Włodowice near Zawiercie.
In the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, there are numerous graves of soldiers from WW1 of the three clashing armies: the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian. The first well-maintained war cemeteries were established already in the years 1917-1918. The largest necropolis can be found in a small village near Żarki - Kotowice. 1500 soldiers from all the fighting army, mostly Russians, Austrians and Germans are buried here.
Michałowa Karczma położona jest w malownicznej wsi Podlesice, na szlaku orlich gniazd otoczona skałami wapiennymi. Okolica słynie z możliwości uprawiania wspinaczki oraz innych form aktywności. Nasza karczma idealnie wpasowała się w klimat otoczenia bowiem została zbudowana ze skał wapiennych. Dookoła rozpościerają się niezwykłe widoki znajdujących się w pobliżu wzgórz. To właśnie tutaj od ponad 10 lat gościmy wszystkich spragnionych smakowitych potraw i wyśmienitej kuchni.