Cieszyn

A historical town in Poland.

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Summary

Cieszyn is a border town in southern Poland. In 1920 Cieszyn Silesia was divided between Poland and Czechoslovakia. The larger part of the town joined Poland as Cieszyn. The smaller western suburbs became part of Czechoslovakia as a new town called Český Těšín. Three bridges connect the twin towns.

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Reasons to visit Cieszyn

  • It is a twin town on the border of Poland and Czechoslovakia.
  • It is the site of the Cieszyn Summer Film Festival, one of the most influential film festivals in Poland.
  • The main tourist attractions include Old Town Square, Romanesque St. Nicholas' Chapel, Piast Castle Tower.

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Frequently asked questions about Cieszyn

Why is Cieszyn worth visiting?
  • It is a twin town on the border of Poland and Czechoslovakia.
  • It is the site of the Cieszyn Summer Film Festival, one of the most influential film festivals in Poland.
  • The main tourist attractions include Old Town Square, Romanesque St. Nicholas' Chapel, Piast Castle Tower.
What other places worth visiting when traveling to Cieszyn?
  • Katowice
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Zywiec Brewery Museum
  • Moszna Castle
  • Pszczyna
  • Ojcowski National Park
  • Silesian Beskids Landscape Park
  • Góra Świętej Anny
  • Będzin Castle
  • Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry
  • Tenczyn Castle
  • Tyskie Brewing Museum
  • Rabsztyn Castle
  • Park Miniatur Olszowa