Category: Cultural Heritage

"The Town of Bees" in Dzięgielów

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.

street Pasieczna 12
43 – 445 Dzięgielów
Beskids & Cieszyn Silesia
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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 nature reserve of “Zadni Gaj” is one of the two protected areas in the region of the relatively low Tuł massif, which is sometimes regarded as part of the Silesian Beskids, but sometimes, of the Silesian Highlands. The area of the reserve, including the wooded slope of the hill, protects mainly the yew. Close to the reserve, there is a hiking trail leading from Goleszów to the range of Czantoria. Not far from the reserve, there is a restaurant named "Pod Tułem" in the small, picturesque valley.
For over 60 years, the Hunting Circle "Hubertus" has been actively operating in Goleszów, in the Silesian Cieszyn. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, hunters from Goleszów have been looking after an area of about 3500 ha. Since 1998, "Hubertus” has had a well-equipped hunting lodge at its disposal, next to which there is a modern shooting range where you can take part in air-rifle shooting competition (e.g. trap or skeet) and rifle shooting at moving wild boar and deer dummies.
Leszna Górna
Tuł is not a high peak (621 m). Sometimes it is included in the Silesian Beskids, and sometimes in the Cieszyn foothills. The massif covered with meadows and small patches of forest may be a destination of short walks, and also a point on longer trips from Goleszów towards the massif of Czantoria Wielka. There is also an interesting local nature reserve and an ecological site. A restaurant and a guesthouse are situated at the northern foot of the Tuł massif.
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.
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