Pszczyna Local Customs

  • KATHY'S  HAND  AND  BREAD :-)
    KATHY'S HAND AND BREAD :-)
    by matcrazy1
  • NEW  GENERATIONS
    NEW GENERATIONS
    by matcrazy1
  • GRILLED  POTATO  AT  FRYKÓWKA  RESTAURANT
    GRILLED POTATO AT FRYKÓWKA ...
    by matcrazy1

Most Recent Local Customs in Pszczyna

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Don't they drink Tyskie beer?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    OKOCIM  BEER  UMBRELLA

    Pszczyna is located only 20 km (12 mi) away from Tychy where the oldest Polish brewery (est. 1629) produces one of top 10 European beer brand (in consumption) called TYSKIE beer.

    But Pszczyna seems not to be Tyskie beer kingdom. They advertize and drink another Polish beer there: OKOCIM, at least in Frykówka restaurant.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • ZiOOlek's Profile Photo

    Bisons

    by ZiOOlek Written Feb 7, 2006

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    These are a true ornament of the woods in Pszczyna, to which they were introduced by Jan Henryk XI von Hochberg in 1865. They were there to aggrandise the hunts which were organised for the royal heads of all Europe. Kaiser Wilhelm II paid frequent visits to these meetings.

    In the "Zubrowisko" reserve in Jankowice, with its area of 742 ha, live about 30 bison. The Pszczyna line of bison is regarded as one of the most important with regard to the genetic value of those raised here. Pszczyna bison played an important part in the reconstruction of the herd in the Bialowieski Park.

    I think that you may say that bison is a sign of Pszczyna Region. It is connected to its history and contemporary times. And you may find bisons even on walls of the houses...

    Was this review helpful?

  • ZiOOlek's Profile Photo

    Ice Rink

    by ZiOOlek Written Feb 5, 2006

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ice Rink

    Self - governments in Poland usually organise some possibility to practice sport, not only during winter, but also in other seasons. However, during winter lots of cities and towns make ice rinks for people. They are often located, like in Pszczyna, in the center, on the main market square.

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Credit cards and tipping

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    WINDOW  OF  FRYK��WKA  RESTAURANT

    They usually show what credit cards are accepted at doors or windows of restaurants/stores - look at Fryk?wka Restaurant window on my picture: Visa, Visa Electron, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diner's Club and American Express are accepted there.

    Tipping is not obligatory but appreciated in restaurants - approx. 10% - 15% is enough if you are satisfied about food and service.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Two religions

    by matcrazy1 Updated Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    TOP  OF  ROMAN  CATHOLIC  CHURCH  TOWER

    Approx. 90 -95 % of Poland's citizens declare to be Roman Catholic. But not in Pszczyna.

    Here there are Roman Catholics and Evengelics living together in peace for many years. No wonder that two main churches of Pszczyna old town: Roman Catholic and Evangelic are located almost one by one.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Grilled potatoes

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 31, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    GRILLED  POTATO  AT  FRYK��WKA  RESTAURANT

    Silesian region including city of Pszczyna offers its own food. Potatoes are often grilled there. I mean they are boiled first, then cut into a few smaller pieces, wrapped up in aluminium foil and grilled on a grill or put in an oven for a little. Yummy :-)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Concerts inside... church

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 29, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    POLISH  FOLKLORE  BAND  SLASK  IN  PSZCZYNA

    Apart from holy masses, concerts take place inside evangelical church as you can see on my picture.

    Haha, we were very lucky with Fernando (darthmilmo) to see and hear world famous Polish folklore band Slask (Silesia) inside evangelical church. There were no dances but impressive songs sang in amazing interior of great acoustic there. And what an applause of numerous spectators then.

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Flowers at windows

    by matcrazy1 Written Oct 27, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    FLOWERS  OF  PSZCZYNA

    It's not only Pszczyna custom but it seems that people there put colorful flowers in their windows quite often. At least more often than in my hometown Tychy - only 20 km (12 mi) away.
    Anyway, it's always nice to look at them.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Kwaszaki? What's that?

    by matcrazy1 Written Oct 27, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    KWASZAKI

    Kwaszaki (pronaunced: kva - scha - kee) is a local Pszczyna name for... look at my picture. There are sour cucumbers served there, in Frykówka Restaurant. Not my favourite dish but... quite eatable hehe.
    I have never heard that exotic word "kwaszaki" anywhere else in Poland.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Silesian, Polish and German culture

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 27, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    NEW  GENERATIONS

    Pszczyna and my hometown Tychy are located in the region called Silesia or to be more exact Upper Silesia. This region has its own culture (other than you can find in Krakow which belongs to Galizia or Malopolska = Little Poland) although after WWII population of this region was largely mixed.

    Silesia belonged to Poland and Germany whereas Krakow belonged to Poland and Austria in the past.

    Silesian natives seem to work very hard (perfectionists, I could say), to be deeply religious and patriotic. They try to realize motto written on old military banners: God, Honour and Fatherland. They do respect other hard working people a lot, they love right order - look at their never neglected yards. Hmm... not so many traditional people survived there. And new generations seem to be different.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Noodles are NOT noodles :-)

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 27, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    SILESIAN  NOODLES

    Silesia including city of Pszczyna offers its own unique food. Silesian noodles are one of the most common examples of local, Silesian food.

    Hmm... they are called noodles (made of water and flour plus sometimes eggs) in Pszczyna (Frykówka Restaurant) but they are NOT noodles, in real. They are potatoes: cut in globe shape and boiled then coated in bread-crumbs and fried a little on a pan. Yummy :-).

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Arts and Culture
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Eat your plate :-)

    by matcrazy1 Written Oct 26, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    KATHY'S  HAND  AND  BREAD :-)

    They serve Polish sour rye soup in a loaf of bread in Restaurant Frykówka in Pszczyna. The soup tastes delicious. But nothing compare to Pszczyna bread.

    So, consumers used to eat soup with a spoon and soup plate = bread with their hands. Including famous VT-er Kathy (Kodi01) :-)))
    World-wide custom now?

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kodi01's Profile Photo

    Hanging flowers from the window sills

    by Kodi01 Written Oct 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Flowers on the windowsill

    I think this is a custom in many places, but it sure adds beauty outside from the streets to see the flowers from the window sills.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Pszczyna

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

122 travelers online now

Comments

Pszczyna Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Pszczyna local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Pszczyna sightseeing.

View all Pszczyna hotels