The church of the Holy Cross in Żywiec, also called the church of the Three Crosses is located in the part of town called Rudze. It dates from the late fourteenth century. It was originally built in the Gothic style, but then over the centuries it changed its appearance. According to tradition, the church was built by the settlers, who had been brought to the region by the Thurzon family to search for iron ore on the hills around the city.
The Komorowski Castle in Żywiec, also called the Old
Castle is a construction from the second half of the
fifteenth century, which was founded on the ruins of an
earlier stronghold, destroyed during the campaign of King
Casimir Jagiellon’s troops. The castle, which was expanded
several times, has preserved, among others, its
Renaissance arcaded courtyard to our times. Currently,
the Old Castle is home to the City Museum of Żywiec.
There is, among others, an ethnographic exhibition, which
is a complement of the Wooden Architecture Trail.
The memorial commemorating the Battle of Grunwald was erected in 1910 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the great victory. The monument was destroyed by the Germans in 1939. The new eagle cast in bronze in the late 80s of the twentieth century and the obelisk were renovated at the beginning of this century. The monument was unveiled 2005. On this occasion, the residents paid homage to the heroes of our modern history, the so-called cursed soldiers, who had died in the land of Żywiec.
The palace of the Habsburgs in Żywiec, also called the New Castle, now houses the Forestry and Lumber Technology School Complex. The neo-Classicist palace was built at the initiative of Archduke Albrecht Friedrich Rudolf von Habsburg in the years 1885 to 1895. His son, Karol Stefan, who decided to settle here permanently, initiated the Żywiec line of the Habsburgs. The Żywiec Habsburgs went down very positively in Polish history - also fighting the white and red flag.
The Museum of Armed Deed of the land of Żywiec was opened in 2011. It was organized by the Municipal Cultural Centre and the Żywiec Club of the Polish Arms "Lech". A former German air-raid shelter from WW2 was adapted as an exhibition space. The exhibition displays, among others, weapons and equipment of the Polish Army in the years 1914-1945, and memorabilia from the Army operations in the Żywiec area.
The Park of Miniatures in Żywiec is another attraction of this
type in Silesia, a theme park featuring selected aspects of
the life and work of the former owners of Żywiec (The
Komorowskis, the Wielopolskis and the Habsburgs) from the
mid-fifteenth century to the Second World War. Part of the
exhibition space is housed in the rooms of the restored New
Palace, where there are 23 miniature buildings in the palace
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KARCZMA ŻYWIECKA zlokalizowana jest w samym centrum miasta. To miejsce niezwykłe, o szczególnej atmosferze. Zadowoli smakoszy o wyrafinowanych gustach kulinarnych oraz wielbicieli tradycyjnego góralskiego klimatu.