Pieskowa Skała

Pieskowa Skała, Hercules’ Club

Pieskowa Skała, Hercules’ Club, Friedrich Christoph Dietrich, 19th c. Collection: Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw [Dział Ikonografii, T. I -33, G.11440, negative 18668].

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The first stage of Chopin’s journey to Vienna with a group of friends in 1829 was a visit to Cracow and the surrounding area. After an adventure in Ojców, the young men devoted the next day to visiting Pieskowa Skała, with its beautiful views, its magnificent sixteenth-century hilltop castle and Hercules’ Club.