It was long, long time ago… On the Wawel Hill by the River of Wistula was raised big wooden castle in which King Krak was living together with his daughter Wanda.
Virgins were permanently disappearing from Cracow and really nobody knew exactly what had happened with them at that time.
But one day the Cracow inhabitants found out that a fire-breathing and dangerous dragon lived under the Wawel Hill in a dark den.
Terrifying dragon was devouring sheep and ram and after them he demanded human victims. As finally he wanted to eat the princes.
On the Cracow Square Wanda wasn’t seen there any more, she was seating in her chamber and was crying and just crying…
King Krak had called all the knights which would have been able to fight the dragon, but none of them could have done it.
The dragon was belching of fire, swinging his tail, and his sharp claws was tearing metal armour of knights. And as you can imagine King Krak said: "Whoever kills this dragon, will marry my beautiful daughter!"
Many courageous knights had lost their lifes trying to get rid of the dragon. Finally a young shoemaker Kuba came along with a good idea how to fight the dragon.
He took a sheep fur, filled it with pitch and sulphur, sewed it up and laid this false sheep in front of the dragon's cave before the sunset came.
Hungry monster - dragon noticed delicious looking sheep, rushed immediately at it and devoured it greedily.
Very soon the dragon became incredibly thirsty because of the pitch and sulphur burning in his throat and belly. For this reason the dragon ran fast to the Vistula shore and began to drink a lot of Vistula water. And the dragon drank, and drank so much water that he finally burst with a loud bang.
In this way the city of Cracow was freed from the evil Wawel Dragon. And as you can imagine the shoemaker got his promised reward - he married the daughter of Prince Crac - Wanda. And from the pieces of dragon’s skin he made shoes for Princes.
Dragon's Den - Dragon's Lair According to the legend the Dragon's Den is a cave of 81 meters (266 feet) which can be visited at any time of the year accept of winter time. You can reached the Dragon's Lair by using a staircase leading from the Wawel Hill into the den. In front of the cave's exit is located a dragon skulptur, breathing reall fire every three minutes.