Whilst walking around the Wawel Hill along the banks of the Vistula River, we will come across the Wawel Dragon, standing in front of the entrance to its cave. According to legend, the dragon used to plague the area during the Kong Krak's reign, he devoured cattle and lambs and particularly young virgins.
The sculpture of the dragon can be seen spouting fire every couple of minutes
None of the brave knights were able to defeat the dragon and all were killed. Hope emerged when a shoemaker called Skuba came to king with a clever plan for getting rid of this nuisance. He stuffed the lamb's skin with sulphur and placed it in the entrance to the den. The dragon greedily ate the lamb. Soon he felt a burning sensation in his stomach, And he started drinking water from the Vistula River. He drank so much that he eventually burst. This was the end of fearsome dragon.
And the shoemaker received half of the kingdom and the hand of princess in marriage.
The dragon's den is just a cave hollowed out in the rocks and was inhabited by people since prehistoric times. In the Middle Ages, a house of ill repute was said to have been located here.
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