CieszynCieszyn is a medieval town in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It is one of the principal border crossing points between Poland and Czech Republic. The town on the other side of the river Olza (which forms the border between the two countries) is called Český Těšín. Both towns were Cieszyn until they were divided by a Versailles Treaty change in borders in 1920.
Bus services depart Kraków and Katowice regularly from the main bus stations in those cities. The Cieszyn bus station is located a bit north of the old town. Right next to it is the . If arriving from Czech Republic or Slovakia, it is best to get a train to Český Těšín and walk across the bridge.
The centre is close to transportation hubs and small enough to be covered on foot.
- Old Town Square (Rynek) with bourgeoisie houses and Town Hall (Ratusz)
address: Zamkowa 3Remnants: Piast Castle Tower, Gothic St. Mary Magdalene Church, Romanesque St. Nicholas' Chapel (11th century rotunda)
- Jewish cemeteries
address: ul. Tadeusza Regera 6In the former Larisch palace (Pałac Laryszów, Muzeum Śląska Cieszyńskiego). The oldest continuously working museum in Poland, opened in 1802.
phone: +48 338511630address: ul. Głęboka 50
Rotunda of Saint Nicholasaddress: ZamkowaA Romanesque rotunda built in the 12th century. It used to be a castle chapel and a stronghold church. This rotunda is also the one that can be seen on the 20 zł banknotes.
phone: +48 33 857 75 90address: Plac Teatralny 1
phone: +420 558 746 022address: Ostravská 1326/67, 737 01 Český Těšín
- Easter Murzin - brown bread pastry with ham and bacon inside.
- Brackie and other beers brewed locally in the Castle Brewery.
phone: +48 338516402address: ul. Dojazdowa 2Opened in 19th century and still brewing using classic methods despite being part of huge Heineken/Żywiec group.