tourist attractions

day trips by car:

Auschwitz (50 km)

Concentration camp museum Auschwitz (Oswięcim) and former camp Birkenau (Brzezinka) are both worth visiting but cannot be seen as a relaxing outing. The phrase: “lest we forget” is prominently the reason that visitors decide to come and see the reminders of the tragedies that took place here. The museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. During the summer season a bus commutes between the two localities.

Wieliczka saltmine (95 km)

Enjoy some beautiful scenery on your way to what is called one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions. Tours in German and English are held at regular hours. Tours in other languages are possible at an extra fee and can be arranged on request. The mine is open daily.

Kraków (90 km.)

Let us supply you with a route description and then take a trip through the beautiful countryside. Your destination is the fascinating city of Krakow. Park your car just outside the Old Town (Stare Miasto). This is surrounded by a ring-shaped park, the Planty and the remains of the city wall: Florian Gate. The Old Town has plenty of historical monuments, for example:
● Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), (left) a 14th century construction designed as a centre for cloth trade.
● St. Mary’s Church, where, for centuries, a bugle-call (hejnal) has been played every hour and which houses Veit Stoss’ gothic wooden altar.
● Collegium Maium is the oldest surviving university building in Poland.
● Barbican bastion built as an additional protection of the Florian Gate.
● Wawel cathedral and castle are silent guardians of a millennium of national history.
● Kazimierz’ Jewish Quarter has benefited from the film Schindler’s List.

past wooden structures

Enjoy a combination of beautiful scenery, the typical churches and other buildings of the region, constructed of wood. No doubt you will also find a host of other interesting sights to make the tour we have set out for you worth while.

other possible tours:

Euregion triangle: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Szczyrk-Wisła-Koniaków-Żywiec tour.
Pszczyna-Żory-Cieszyn-Ustroń-Wisła-Szczyrk tour.
Chochołów & Zakopane.
Naar Częstochowa & Black Madonna.

hiking routes:

Skrzyczne (1257m): chairlift to the top and from there several scenic hikes
Barania (1220m):
3-day hike Kalna-Węgierska Górka-Barania-Wisła-Skrzyczne-Kalna
Other hikes: Mały Beskidy, Klimczok, Szyndielnia, border area around Wisła

biking routes:

Mountain bike routes circling Szczyrk Circle Żywiec Lake.
Tour Szczyrk-Wisła-Koniaków-Żywiec
Mountain bike routes circling Szczyrk

museums:

(majority closed on Monday)
Museum of technology – Bielsko (textile industry)
Castle – Bielsko
Juliana Fafała - Bystra Sląska
Polish Literature Museum – Bielsko (Polish language only)
Żywiec Museum
Chamber of antiquities - Szczyrk

wintersports:

Szczyrk: various chairlifts and runs (downhill & cross country), ski equipment rentals, snow mobile rentals
Wisła: various chairlifts and runs (downhill & cross country), ski equipment rentals, snow mobile rentals
Horse and sleigh tours

other activites:

Szczyrk: caves
Bielsko Biała: tobogganing (open all year round), indoor-carting
Meszna: year-round ski centre.
Żywiec: water bike-, sailboat- and canoe rentals, markets

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