Castle with well maintained interiors, beautiful market square, Frykówka restaurant
Not enough time to see more of the city!
The palace of Pless/Psczcyna is based on a late medieval castle, which was then rebuilt in renaissance style in the 16th and in baroque style in the 18th century. Its current appearance, however, was shaped in the late 19th century in French neo-baroque style. The interior we see today derives from the times around 1900. About 80% of it are...more
I and Fernando (darthmilmo) were very lucky to listen to amazing concert of world famous Polish song and dance ensemble SLASK inside Evangelical Church in Pszczyna on 6th April 2003. They sang (choir) a few classical songs and it was just great!!! Standing ovations, enthusiastic applause ended the concert - really impressive and moving :-). ABOUT...more
On Matt’s recommendation we ate lunch at this traditional restaurant on the main square, and were pretty pleased with our choice. We managed to get a table outside although had to wait for another group to pay their bill and leave in order to do so – this is it seems a popular place (at least when a large group of VTers is in town!) Most of us only...more
This is probably one of the best restaurants in Pszczyna. It is situated just in the heart of the town, on the main market square. The interior is very nice and you may feel friendly atmosphere inside. Service is quite good and well dressed. It is possible to pay by credit card but only when you bill is higher than 30 zloty. This seems to be...more
Kathy ordered (or rather we recommended for her, hmm... risky order, she was from steak state of Texas :-) Polish beef steak. Referring to menu it was:beef steak with "smardze" (a kind of Polish forest mushrooms - click here) served in winy sauce with grilled potatoes - 28.00 zl = $7.4. It was served on wooden, round table-board with lemon, grilled...more
There are not many people on Pszczyna main square called Market Square (Rynek) at night as you can see on my picture. Pszczyna old town seems to be very safe place sa you can walk around: from one whisky bar to another at Friday and Saturday evenings for example :-) Depends on weather :-)more
We were lucky enough to have had private transport arranged by Matt from Krakow to Pszczyna- we traveled by coach (pic 2) Pszczyna has a train and bus station to the east of the town centre, about a 10 minute walk to the main square.4 buses set off from Krakow daily-the journey takes about 2.15 hours.By train, change at Katowice (Krakow to Katowice...more
The best way to get to Pszczyna is from Katowice or Bielsko - Biala. Pszczyna is located somewhere between these cities. It takes about 40 minutes to get there by train from both cities. All trains stop here. City center is about 5 - 10 minutes walking from the station. The railway station in Pszczyna is rather small. There are two ticket offices...more
The main shopping street in the old town is Piastowska Street where visitors may see a number of historical tenement dating from 18th century as well.
There are a few gift stores there. Hmm... they often change hehe - Pszczyna is fast changing town.
What to buy: Souvenirs: postcards, wooden handicraft, paintings.
What to pay: Inexpensive in contrast to Western Europe and... Warsaw, Poland :-).
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.more
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...more
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.more
Look at my picture taken on April 2003. There is a crazy cameraman Fernando, known as darthmilmo on VT in castle park in Pszczyna. Haha, it unexpectadly started to snow and Fernando was... very happy about it :-))). No wonder - he is from San Antonio, Texas.But, please expect different weather in March - early May and September - October: it maybe...more
It seems that they often change menu in local restaurants looking for something unique for us Poles, except traditional Polish food which is always offered there.Once they offered... Mexican food in Frykówka Restaurant (enlarge my picture what they served) which was NOT real Mexican, too be honest. I am sure about it after my visit to Tijuana and...more
Usually there is sunny and warm (sometimes hot) weather from June till August in Pszczyna - add some rains. From September till May it depends on your luck hehe. Look at Fernando in castle park at... unexpected snowstorm in April 2003. Take it easy, keep smiling and be happy like Fernando was :-))). Visit Pszczyna from May to August.more
It's real tourist trap in my opinion. You must arrive to visit famous interiors of Pszczyna castle before 2 pm at least on business days. They are opened till 3pm but you will NOT be allowed to come inside after 2pm.There are no English or German speaking guides unless you book them in advance: call +48 32 210 30 37. Check up-to date opening hours...more
Depends on season. Always umbrella or rain coat/jacket.
Check the weather in nearby city of Bielsko-Biala: click here
Photo Equipment: Tripod if you want to take pictures at night or bad light.
Miscellaneous: Good humour and empty stomach before visit to Frykówka Restaurant :-).
This classicist manor house was built in 1799 in the northern part of the park by Wilhelm Pusch, the permanent court architect of the Anhalt-Kothen-Pless princes. It was named after the young Prince Ludwig, who rated the privacy of his modest accommodation more highly than the official court etiquette which was the norm in the castle. Therefore the...more
Golf Club Pszczyna is a luxury golf field in the suburb of Pszczyna - it's said that it's the best in Poland.
Golf seems to be luxury, expensive and at least a little snobby sport in Poland hehe.
The population of Pszczyna town is about 27 thousand. Tourist advantages of the Land Of Pszczyna have been known for a long time, though there are still many attractive places to be discovered and properly developed. The capital of the region is best prepared to receive guests. In Pszczyna, there are hotels of varied standards, as well a network of...more