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Trail of the Eagles' Nests (trail with 25 medieval castles between Kraków and Częstochowa)


Monitor 14 | 1,818
9 Jan 2014 #1
The Trail of the Eagles' Nests (Polish: Szlak Orlich Gniazd) of south-western Poland, is a marked trail, named after a chain of 25 medieval castles which the trail passes by, between Częstochowa and Kraków. (wiki:

I recommend everybody to see it. There is even organized race in July to which everybody can join transjura.pl
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
10 Jan 2014 #2
This is what's so awesome about Europe! Castles <3
jon357 74 | 22,050
10 Jan 2014 #3
It's maybe the nicest bit of Poland, castles or not. Some of the castles are excellent, some are just bits of ruin however the scenery is nice, the area is cheap and it's very worth visiting.
Meathead 5 | 469
10 Jan 2014 #4
This is what's so awesome about Europe! Castles

When you've seen one, you've seen them all.
Dougpol1
10 Jan 2014 #5
You trying to be funny Meathead? :) Nudge nudge.

Anyway, I've been going to castles from the womb, and jolly decent places they are too. Now if you were talking about museums and art galleries I would concur.

But castles? Cracking edifices, and still not fully respected or protected in Poland - on the Eagles' Nest Trail of course, most of the castles were "stormed" by the local population in the 18th and 19th century to build their manors and smallholdings.

The vandalism still goes on today sadly.
Meathead 5 | 469
11 Jan 2014 #6
My experience seeing castles has been England and Greece. Maybe Poland's are different (I doubt it though).
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
12 Jan 2014 #7
It's not just about seeing the castles. It's about seeing a place you've never been and hiking around. That's the best part of any trip. This is how you really connect and take in the soul of a new spot.
Rysavy 10 | 307
13 Jan 2014 #8
Looks like a very enjoyable trek.
History gives more meaning , I mean I went to Wounded Knee as kid. Open, kinda rough dry grassy area near creek.. can find just like it every 5 miles in 40 mile radius. Not special to view, unless you enjoy rich or exciting history. Rushmore was large and unique but bleh . Dinosaur site ? was muy interesante.

Well I know what will be on my honey-do list if in Poland


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