The Będkowice Archaeological Reserve covers an area of a well-preserved Dark Age burgh site, which was inhabited by the tribe of Śleżanie. It was a center of Pagan worship of the forces of nature and the god of the Sun. It operated here between the 8th and the 13th century. Next to it, there is a burial ground with seven tumulus mounds, a stone circle and a fish pond. Some of the mounds were reconstructed and fenced. The elliptical burgh is surrounded by earth walls and a dry moat. Two log houses have been reconstructed here, with a characteristic rim construction, a water well and animal pens. The houses are equipped with furniture and equipment showing the typical home decor of the time. The reserve is accessible via a tall wooden gate guarded by a stockade, with tall warrior statues.
6:30 h 41.5 km
Ancient History Trail
5:00 h 37.7 km
The landscapes of Mietkowski lake and Ślęża Massif