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Hotel Bobolice Castle

We are happy to share that the new sponsor has just joined our 37. Wawel Cup edition: Hotel Bobolice Castle – the host of 3rd and 4th stage of this year’s event.

We also invite the competitors to the Bobolice Castle Restaurant.

Below some photos and information about the castle. See you in 40 days!

Bobolice Castle

Bobolice Castle was built in the middle of the 14 th century following the initiative of King Kazimierz the Great, as another fortress guarding the southern border of the Polish State. It was a part of the system of castles which defended the western border of the kingdom from the Silesian side, today called the Eagles Nests.

In 1370, on the occasion of his coronation, Ludwik Węgierski granted the castle to Władysław Opolczyk. He handed it over to a Hungarian, Andrzej Schoeny from Barlabas, in 1379. In 1391 Bobolice Castle was taken over by Władyslaw Jagiełło. The owners of the castle changed many times. At the end of the 14 th and 15 th centuries the castle belonged to the families of Szafraniec, Trestków, and Kreza, followed by the Chodakowski, Męciński and Myszkowski families. In 1657 the castle suffered extensive damages during the Swedish deluge. After the Swedish wars in the 17 th and 18 th centuries, Castle Bobolice began to fall into ruin. When king Jan III Sobieski in 1683, on his way from Wilanów through Częstochowa to Cracow, the meeting place of the Polish troops before the Relief of Vienna, stopped at Bobolice, he had to stay in a tent under the castle.

At the end of the 20 th century, the Lasecki family, the present owners of the castle, took up the challenge of saving this beautiful monument from total destruction. With the help of the best Polish scientists and experts, archaeological, security and reconstruction works were carried out in order to save this monument of national importance. After reconstruction works Bobolice Castle returned to its former glory and became a tangible reminder of the beautiful Polish history. All reconstruction works of Castle Bobolice were financed from private resources of the Lasecki family.

Restaurant Castle Bobolice is situated at the foot of Castle Bobolice, where mainly local products that delight with their Jurassic taste are served. Further, Hotel Castle Bobolice is also situated there, where guests will find both a busy businessman relaxing from the pressures of his job as well as a family looking for a vacation, and a tourist following his chosen trail.

537.!

We have the pleasure to announce the 537. competitor. This time the free entry goes to Mateusz Wiktorowicz from LKS Górzanka Nawojowa Góra. Let us remind you that the II due date falls at the end of May. We encourage you to benefit from the lower registration fee.

Kroczyce rocks – terrain summary

Less than two months left to the competition. Meanwhile, we present samples of the new map, where the first stage of the Wawel Cup 37 will be held – a long distance with the mass start. At the northern part of the map you will find many rocks, stones, caves and rock outliers. The arena has a clear contour features with good runability. At the middle and southern part of the map there is a large number of clearings and thickets, as well as places with detailed countours. There are also all kinds of rock formations. The network of tracks is well developed. Have fun!

Tourist catalogue

Wawel Cup is an orienteering event, but moreover it could be an occasion to visit tourist attractions and experience regional nature. Especially for our guests from abroad (but not only!) we’ve prepared the tourist catalogue to show the most interesting places around. What you’ll find here, is the list of Jurassic castles, place of religious worship as well as attractive items due to the rich natural values. Have a nice tour!

Tourist catalogue

Trainings

Obviously, Wawel Cup cannot lacks trainings prepared by the organizers. Taking into account that planning your accommodation you are choosing different locations, we prepared three different venues:

Złoty Potok (50.684913N, 19.410314E)

Morsko (50.554120N, 19.517966E)

Żelazko (50.415972N, 19.560464E)

Similarly to last year, control points will be ready from Monday to Sunday The map might be picked up at:

– on Monday: the WKS Wawel office at Podchorazych 3 street in Kraków,

– as of Tuesday: in the competition office in Koszyce/Podlesice.

It’s price hasn’t changed (5 PLN).

437.!

An awesome result! The fifth person who will receive free entry from those registered before 1st due date is Piotr Jabłoński from MUKS Junior Ochędzyn. Congrats for number 437!

337.!

Wow! We are back to work after Easter and we are happy to present the 337. participant: Magdalena Gorczyca from KS Hades. Congrats!

237.!

Our website clock indicates exactly 96 days left. We are very happy that we can identify the 237. person much earlier than the 236. last year. This time the free entry goes to Andrzej Magier from Brześć.

Happy Easter!