Category: Cultural Heritage

The Museum of Skiing in Wisła

Skis have been used for thousands of years. For centuries, they served hunters and were also used during the battles conducted on snow-covered terrain. The second half of the nineteenth century saw the development of ski tourism treated as a discipline and then a sport. The Museum of Skiing in Wisła has a collection of skis, among which we can also find old ones from the nineteenth century. Its exhibits also include the equipment used by Adam Małysz and other Polish skiers.

street Wodna 3
43-460 Wisła
Beskids & Cieszyn Silesia
in the mountains, in the city/town
Contact data
: 33 855 15 19
: +48 602 323 708
General Information
: museums, history sources, technology & science, expositions/exhibitions
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year

Monday–Sunday: 10 am–4 pm

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The wooden hunting palace of the Habsburgs is the pride of Wisła. This does not mean that their Imperial and Archducal Majesties were hunting in the center of the town at the foot of Barania Góra. The mansion had once stood in the forests of the Silesian Beskid, and it was moved to Wisła only in 1986. Originally, it had been built on the initiative of Archduke Frederick Habsburg on the glade of Przysłóp in 1898. He often hosted crowned heads, who loved to hunt beautiful birds - grouses.
Wisla is both a popular Beskid resort and the place sort of cult of its most famous inhabitant, Adam Małysz, whose successes, for about a decade, aroused the admiration of his ski jumping fans. In 2001, members of the Polish Association of Confectioners honored the champion from Wisła by making his life-size statue of white chocolate. We can see it in the lobby of the Spa House, located in the center of the town.
Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Pilch was a soldier of the elite special-operations paratroops of the Polish Home Army called “the Unseen and Silent". The Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Pilch Museum of Parachuting is located in the Villa “Agawa”, located in the center of the Vistula. Piotr Wygnaniec had collected exhibits, which were first presented in 2003. The museum boasts of the country's largest collection of memorabilia related to the history of Polish parachuting - from the Second Republic to the present day.
Even a few decades ago, a highland village in the Carpathians was a wooden village. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, traditional building is going into the paSt The Andrzej Podżorski Beskid Museum in Wisła wants to recreate what the Beskid village looked like in the past. Therefore, in 2010, the museum opened (in addition to its headquarters) an enclave of the wooden buildings with a forge, a tenant farmer’s hut, a mountain lodge, and an apiary. These objects stand near the old inn called "At the Bear" and a cottage from Jonidło.
Muzeum Beskidzkie im. Andrzeja Podżorskiego w Wiśle znajduje się w samym centrum tej wypoczynkowej miejscowości, blisko placu Bogumiła Hoffa. Od początku istnienia mieści się w jednym z najładniejszych obiektów zabytkowych Wisły, czyli XVIII-wiecznej, murowanej karczmie. Głównym celem działalności muzeum jest gromadzenie i prezentowanie dorobku kulturalnego górali Beskidu Śląskiego. Obok Muzeum ulokowano Enklawę Budownictwa Drewnianego.
The faithful of the Lutheran Church have always constituted the majority of the inhabitants of Wisła. So it was at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when the first settlers came to the area of Barania Góra. So it is at the beginning of the 21st century. The main center of life of the congregation in the oldest part of Wisła is the church of Apostles Peter and Paul, which belongs to the Evangelical-Augsburg parish embracing the town center. The historic church of the nineteenth century is accompanied by a former rectory and school.
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