Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel CastleThe Wawel Royal Castle is an ancient castle located at Krakow, Poland. It initially consisted of a number of structures surrounding a central courtyard. It was then build and rebuilt over the next several years until it became an impressive complex that became stately residence to some of the past royal dignitaries of the country.

Royalty Ghost Haunts

The Wawel Royal Castle is situated at Wawel Hill which is in the heart of Poland. Here, people started living and building communities for nearly 50,000 years. The castle was the place where previous rulers of the country were crowned, lived and were laid to rest. Many people believe that the ghosts of these kings still haunt the castle up to now. Some legends say that all the deceased kings of Poland gather together on the 24th of December of each year on a secret underground chamber located under the castle.

Dragon Lair

The Wawel Royal Castle was also said to home to the legendary Wawel Castle Dragon. Legend has it that the Wawel Hill where the castle is located is also the site of a large cave where a dragon once lived. Stories tell of this dragon lair located on the western slope of the hill called Smocza Jama. There is a 200 foot long cave that is said to be the dragon’s den, which many people believe to be a serpent goddess.

Stories abound of the dragon once a serious threat to the people who live around Wawel Hill. There were reports of the dragon eating virgins, livestock and terrorizing the whole area. Legend has several people owing to the title of the dragon slayer. Some say that it was someone named Prince Krak. Some believe the dragon slayer to be a lowly shoemaker who tricked the dragon into eating a sheep skin stuffed with sulfur that led to the dragon drinking water from the nearby Vistula River until it burst with a thunder.

 
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