Pszczyna Travel Guide

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Pszczyna Highlights

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     Castle with well maintained interiors, beautiful market square, Frykówka restaurant 

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     Not enough time to see more of the city! 

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     ...mirrorwise 

Pszczyna Things to Do

  • Pszczyna Mirror Hall Concert

    Matt arranged a surprise for us at the Pszczyna Castle, we enjoyed a CONCERT in the Mirror Hall. As you can see in the photo there was a pianist, cellist and vocalist. Just perfect for the Mirror Hall setting.

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  • The Palace of the Princes of Pless

    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...

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  • Standing ovations,enthusiastic applause

    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...

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Pszczyna Restaurants

  • Good local fare

    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...

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  • Frykowka Restaurant

    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...

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  • Polish beef steak

    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...

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Pszczyna Nightlife

  • Market Square at night

    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 :-)

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  • Illuminated trees

    There are illuminated trees at Pszczyna main square that is Market Square (Rynek). In December that is just before Christmas they look very nice. As you can see on my picture there was no snow that time :-(((. Depends on weather.

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  • Town Hall at night

    Look at city Town Hall at night. It's build in neo-classical style and looks better at night in my opinion. Just on your right hand when you leave Frykówka Restaurant. Depends on weather.

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Pszczyna Transportation

  • Krakow to Pszczyna

    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...

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  • The best way to get there...

    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...

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  • On foot around

    The old center of Pszczyna is small, easy to walk. The Pszczyna castle is just west of the Market Square (Rynek).Maps of Pszczyna online:Pszczyna internet portal and click on: MAPA PSZCZYNY (top-left);List of city maps and click on Pszczyna.

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Pszczyna Shopping

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    ENTRY  TO  PIASTOWSKA  STREET

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    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 :-).

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Pszczyna Local Customs

  • Don't they drink Tyskie beer?

    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.

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  • Bisons

    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...

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  • 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.

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Pszczyna Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch your steps

    Look at my picture - what's that? It's a new surface of Pszczyna Market Square. Quite flat but remember that other walkways around Pszczyna are not so good. Watch your steps - there is a city hospital there just in case... but... not my recommendation :-).

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  • Snow, April and happy Fernando :-)

    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...

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  • Do not try non-Polish cuisine

    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...

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Pszczyna Tourist Traps

  • Weather September - May

    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.

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  • They close at... 2pm

    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...

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Pszczyna What to Pack

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    IN  APRIL

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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 :-).

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Pszczyna Off The Beaten Path

  • Pszczyna and... Strasbourg, France

    There are a lot of 18th and 19th tenement houses around Pszczyna Market Square (Rynek). Some of them have unusual roofs with small windows - look at my picture. Hmm... I never forget roofs of old town in Strasbourg, France - quite similar, I think.

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  • Red Army Cemetery

    This is Red Army Cemetery. 11 649 soldiers were burried at this cemetery. the cemetery is located in Katowicka street.`They died for your and our freedom`.

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  • Lodwikowka

    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...

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Pszczyna Sports & Outdoors

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    GOLF  CLUB  PSZCZYNA

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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Pszczyna Favorites

  • How to pronounce "Pszczyna"???

    The name looks like a misspelling but it is not. So how to pronounce it? Very easy, in fact. "Psh-t-shEE-nah."Easy, eh?Please repeat... Matt gave us several lessons during the bus ride until we all could say it...

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  • Town Hall and tourism

    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...

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  • Colors of houses

    Old, renovated houses are usually painted in pastel colors in Pszczyna, like in Italy hehe and in contrast to bright green of Mexico for example.Unique are colores of roofing-tiles of some houses: dark brown or black in contrast to common red/orange.

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