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Maczuga Herkulesa is a tall (30 meters) limestone stack situated in Ojców National Park near Pieskowa Skała, north of Kraków in southern Poland. Its name, in Polish, means the "cudgel (or bludgeon) of Hercules", due to its distinctive shape.Work out when and for how long to visit Maczuga Herkulesa and other Pieskowa Skala attractions using our handy Pieskowa Skala itinerary maker site.
Karst topography of soluble bedrock characterizes the entire park. The area is noted for its rock formations, although Maczuga Herkulesa may be the most famous. Apart from limestone monadnocks, there are numerous cliffs, ravines, and over 400 caves in the area.
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Krakow is best known for the Wawel dragon, and Krak, the legendary ruler of Krakow,. There are many legends about them... Maczuga Herkules ,is a tall (30 meters) limestone stack, also know as... more »
Combine it with the small Pieskowa Skała castle just by as well as at least the essentials of the Ojców National Park few kilometers further down the road to get a rewarding full-day experience. The..... more »
Maczuga Herkulesa is a tall (30 meters) limestone stack situated in Ojców National Park near Pieskowa Skała, north of Kraków in southern Poland. Its name, in Polish, means the "cudgel (or bludgeon) of Hercules", due to its distinctive shape.
What makes this place even more worth being visited, is the truly scenic road leading to it, through a picturesque village where houses stand next to huge rocks reaching a dozen meters. What I do not like are costs - everywhere. For parking, toilet. It is rather demotivating.
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