Złatna, a highland village tucked amid the hills of the Żywiec Beskid, attracts tourists primarily with its landscape values. There are, however, some interesting monuments from the past, including, among others, ruins of a glassworks. Traces of a chamber furnace and the main building of the glassworks can be found in the hamlet of Złatna Huta. White and green glass was produced during most of the nineteenth century, when the owners of these lands were first the Wielopolskis and later the Habsburgs.
Żabnica is a picturesque village, famous for its folklore and popular with holidaymakers. It is located in a beautiful valley sandwiched between the mountains of the Beskids. There are several pedestrian and bike trails running through the village, which lead to the corners of the Beskid ranges of Lipowska and Romanka. The church of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Żabnica is located in the central part of the village, on the main road. This is
one of the monuments of the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province, which belongs to the Beskid loop.
Juszczyna is a beautifully situated village near Żywiec, in the commune of Radziechowy-Wieprz. It lies at the northern foot of the lofty massif of Romanki. The first mention of the village comes from the seventeenth century. Later, it was also known for the highwaymen marauding in the vicinity. The local Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in the 20s of the twentieth century.
In the vicinity of Jeleśnia and Korbielów, close to the roads running to the border, there are defensive fortifications dating back to just before the Second World War. In contrast to the popular and frequently visited sites in Węgierska Górka, the local fortifications are much less well known and visited mostly by fans of militaries. There are several sites located in the vicinity Krzyżowa, situated on the road from Żywiec to Korbielów.
Węgierska Górka was one of the most important
fortified areas in the south of Poland during the
Defensive War in 1939. The stronghold of Węgierska
Górka was a complex of fortifications, built shortly
before the outbreak of the Second World War. Its
purpose was to defend the strategically important
road and railway line in the valley of the Soła in case
of an attack on Poland by the German troops from the
south, from the area of Slovakia, which at that time
was allied with Hitler.