Pszczyna is a city in southern Poland with 25,823 inhabitants (2019), the center of a local commune (gmina). The city is located in the Silesian Voivodeship and was part of the Katowice Voivodeship from 1975 until the administrative reform in 1998. The city is known for its delicate lace and collection of Silesian folk costumes.

There are many historical buildings and monuments in the city, we have prepared some of them for you:

Castle in Pszczyna/Castle Museum in Pszczyna

The castle in Pszczyna, originally Gothic, was rebuilt in various architectural styles, and now presents itself as a neo-baroque palace. Surrounded by a historic landscape park, the facility is one of the most valuable residential monuments in Poland, thanks to the preserved original equipment and furniture. In 1946, it was turned into a museum, currently operating under the name of the Castle Museum in Pszczyna.

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Historic Park in Pszczyna

The historic Pszczyna Park with an area of ​​156 ha consists of three parts: the Castle Park, the Dworcowy Park and the Wild Promenade. The Castle Park, transformed into a landscape park in the 19th century, is characterized by picturesque trees, ponds, bridges and open viewing spaces.

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Teahouse on the island

In the Castle Park there is a picturesque tea pavilion on the island, which can be reached by arched bridges. This meeting place for princes of Pszczyna, offers an excellent view of the park and the castle

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The Prince’s Stables in the Park

In the Castle Park behind the castle, there are the impressive Prince Stables with interesting architecture, available for sightseeing as part of the special ticket to the Castle Museum. These buildings have undergone thorough transformations over the years, changing their appearance and functional function.

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Homestead of the Pszczyna Village

Open-air museum in Pszczyna, grouping monuments of wooden folk architecture from the Pszczyna region

Żubr Farm in Pszczyna

In the Pszczyna Park, in the part known as the Zwierzyniec Park, there is the Żubr Showcase, where you can admire żubr and other animal species, as well as the natural exhibition of the Pszczyna land, accessible through the educational path

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Wild promenade in Pszczyna

Dzika Promenada in Pszczyna is a quiet place with a forest path, ponds and rich fauna and flora, where you can escape from the crowds of tourists. Two nature trails have been created there – the longer „Cyranka” and the shorter „Tropem Żubra”, offering educational boards, benches and tables, and above all peace and contact with nature.

Silesian Press Museum in Pszczyna

The Museum of the Silesian Press, the only one of its kind in Poland, presents the history of printing and the press in Silesia in a historic tenement house from the 18th/19th century. The tour lasts about an hour

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Jewish cemetery in Pszczyna

The Jewish cemetery in Pszczyna is a necropolis located at Katowicka Street, covering an area of ​​0.6 ha and preserved in good condition. There are over 400 tombstones in the cemetery, which makes it one of the best-preserved Jewish cemeteries in the Silesian Voivodeship.

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Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Pszczyna

The Evangelical Church in Pszczyna is a parish church of the Evangelical-Augsburg Parish, which was built in the years 1743-1746 from the foundation of Erdmann Promnitz. The current neo-baroque building of the church was built as a result of reconstruction after the fire in 1905 and is characterized by a magnificent portal with two Ionic columns and wooden galleries inside. Also noteworthy is the altar with the painting of the Ascension of Jesus and the coat of arms of the princely Hochberg family on the ducal box

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