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The Eagle-Nest Castles is a chain of medieval strongholds picturesquely elevated over the utterly scenic landscape of the rolling Krakow-Czestochowa.

The biggest castle is in Ogrodzieniec. It stands among fanciful limestone crags atop the greatest (504 m) elevation of the Krakow Upland, granting splendid panorama. In 1545 the grand Renaissance castle-palace of one of the Krakow’s powerful and fabulously rich families replaced the king’s mid-14th-century fortress. The castle was abandoned in 1810, but great deal of its fortifications, towers, and other structures still can be seen thanks to a secure tourist route running through the imposing ruins.

So you could start a fairy tale: Near the ruins of Ogrodzieniec castle there is an old house...

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