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Niepołomice - gothic castle and forest

NIEPOŁOMICE – a little town located 25 km east of Krakow, on the verge of the Puszcza Niepołomicka, a large virgin forest.

There are a few places well worth visiting in Niepołomice. First of all the Niepołomice castle, which used to be a royal hunting residence in the 14th century. The monarchs used the place for relaxation as well as a starting point for hunting trips. It constitutes a good example of the Renaissance architecture. In the 15th century the castle was remodeled and extended by an arcaded courtyard.

The Museum of Niepołomice is currently working on launching a project called the Centre of Sound and Word – an exhibition showing the evolution of the sound recording and playing systems through ages.

Close to the main square we will find a church established by king Casimir III the Great in 1350 and a mound raised in the years 1910-1915 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the battle at Grunwald.



  The main natural attraction of the area is the Puszcza Niepołomicka (the Niepołomice Forest), which is a perfect place for trekking, cycling and horse riding trips. You can find numerous tourist trails in here as well as forest paths closed to car traffic. The virgin forest’s wildlife is protected by six natural reserves. There’s also a European bison breeding centre on its territory. A herd of these huge mammals inhabits the heart of the Niepołomice Forest, the place, however, is closed off and unfortunately there’s no possibility of seeing them.
Another interesting feature of the Niepołomice Forest is a didactic path located in its western part, where you can be close to nature and learn some fascinating facts about it at the same time.

Come and visit this charming spot with us. After a tour of the town centre we will take you on a relaxing trip on foot or by bike across the nearby forests.

Especially we propose a bicycle tour through the Niepołomice Forest to Bochnia, and overnight in a salt mine.

It is possible to combine the tour to Niepolomice with a tour of Wieliczka salt mine, as well as with a trip to Salt mine in Bochnia. Please contact us for more details.

The price is negotiated individually and depends on the amount of people and selected activities. 

 


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