There is a place at the Polish-Czech border, where a man
talks to bees. This " Bees' Town" of Jan Gajdacz is situated
between Dzięgielów and Leszna Górna, in the commune
of Goleszów. For many years, Mr. Jan has been on
friendly terms with the local bees. He builds unusual
hives for them, which take shape of a cottage house, a
mill, a town hall, a church and a windmill. It is a
charming place, a real town - but it is not inhabited by
people, but by bees.
The castle in Dzięgielów lies on the eastern edge
of the village, amongst very high, forested hills of
the north-western part of the Silesian Beskids. The
current Renaissance building was not the first
stronghold. During the excavations, the traces of
an earlier, medieval fortified settlement were
uncovered here, which served primarily
residential and defensive purposes. The
archaeologists have uncovered fragments of walls
and foundations of the circular building, which
was probably a tower.
The church of Saint George in Puńców is one of
the oldest in Cieszyn Silesia - the nave was built
in the first half of the sixteenth century. The
builders of the sanctuary followed the Gothic
aesthetic. And despite the passage of centuries,
the church in Puńców remains real treat for
lovers of this style. Especially captivating is the
interior, with a vaulted palm ceiling, supported
by a single column. A similar solution was
applied on the Polish territory only in the church
of the Holy Cross in Kraków.
Cisownica is a picturesque village situated in the northwestern part of the Silesian Beskids, amongst low hills,
which form the edge of the mountain range. In 2001,
thanks to the efforts of the Association of Lovers of
Cisownica, a regional chamber "U Brzezinów" was opened
here. It is located on a hillside named “Goruszka” and
collects a variety of traditional furniture, clothes and
everyday objects used several decades ago.
"Open-air Museum in Puńców" is a private initiative of Andrzej Lacel, a resident of the charming village located in Cieszyn Silesia. In the building especially erected for this purpose, over a few years, Mr. Lacel has amassed a large collection of items depicting everyday life in the countryside of Cieszyn a hundred years ago. The collection prides itself on unique carriages, britzkas, sleighs and wagons, carefully restored with the help of a professional wheelwright.