List of facilities and places in the neighbourhood
  • Cultural Heritage
    Podzamcze
    You can learn about the castles and forts of the Polish Jura in just several minutes in the Miniature Park Ogrodzieniec! With great care and knowledge, 16 fortresses along the Eagles’ Nests Trail have been reconstructed here. In a picturesque setting, at the foot of the ruins of the castle of Ogrodzieniec, miniature castles from the period of their greatest prosperity have been recreated, preserving the natural environment of each of the buildings. There are also medieval siege machines, and recently - a replica of the monastery of Jasna Góra.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Podzamcze
    “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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Podzamcze
    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.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ryczów leży w gminie Ogrodzieniec, w powiecie zawierciańskim. Wśród miłośników Jury Krakowsko-Częstochowskiej wieś znana jest przede wszystkim dzięki ruinom tutejszej budowli warownej. Strażnica w Ryczowie zbudowana została zapewne, jak wiele innych obiektów tego typu na Jurze, w XIV w. w ramach umocnienia ówczesnej granicy Królestwa Polskiego przez Kazimierza Wielkiego - choć niektórzy mają wątpliwości, czy istotnie wzniesienie budowli należy wiązać z osobą tego króla.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ogrodzieniec
    The present church of the Transfiguration in Ogrodzieniec, stands on the site of a former wooden shrine of Saint Lawrence (which existed here since the Middle Ages to the mideighteenth century). The church was under construction off and on since the 50s of the eighteenth century. The last stages of the construction fell on the years between 1783 and 1787, when the owner of Ogrodzieniec was Jan Józef Jakliński. The church combines the late Baroque and neo-Classicist styles. The brick building has a lofty tower.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ogrodzieniec
    Ogrodzieniec is a small town whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. For centuries, it was developing in the shadow of the mighty castle "Ogrodzieniec", standing on the top of the Jurassic hill called Mount Janowski. The modern town center is located in the vicinity of Plac Wolności (Freedom Square), while the former marketplace is today’s Pilsudski Square, where there is the much rebuilt edifice, which once housed the town hall, and in its vicinity - a historic church.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Wola Libertowska
    Wola Libertowska lies in the district of Zawiercie, in the commune of Żarnowiec. Here, Antoni Toborowicz, a sculptor, has his own gallery. The building was constructed with both stones from nearby fields and the old floor of the church in Miechów and even stone fragments that once had been used to build the castle in Żarnowiec. The artist, who in addition to sculpture, also designs interiors of churches, founded the private Museum of Crosses and Chapels.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Zawiercie
    W Bzowie, dawnej, XIV-wiecznej wsi, stanowiącej obecnie część miasta Zawiercie, obejrzeć możemy parterowy, murowany dwór. Budowla, która wzniesiona została zapewne w XVIII w., podlegała przebudowom, w wyniku których jej kształt znacząco się zmienił. Obecnie dwór wykorzystywany jest na cele mieszkalne. Bzów leży na Szlaku Tysiąclecia, którym w niedługim czasie dotrzeć można do blisko położonego Podzamcza lub do Kromołowa.