Category: Cultural Heritage

The Wooden Belfry in Paczyn

The bell tower in Paczyn reminds of the old church of Saint Martin, which stood close to it at the beginning of the 30s of the last century. It was then replaced by an imposing brick building. A moderately short bell tower is a post and beam construction, erected in the in the seventeenth century (the documents mention it in 1679). It is crowned with a typical belfry walled with wooden boards. The bell tower has a tent roof, protected by shingles.

street Wiejska 67
44-174 Paczyna
Upper Silesian Agglomeration, Silesia
in the country
Contact data
: 32 233 47 38
General Information
: architectural monuments, wooden architecture, sacred monuments
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year


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Bycina lies in the commune of Rudziniec, in the district of Gliwice. The name of the village comes from grazing bulls, and the first mention of it dates from 1263. At the end of the seventeenth century, a magnificent late baroque palace was built in Bycina. Thanks to its location on a hill, the palace is visible from afar. Due to the war and the communist times unfavorable to such monuments, the palace is now much devastated.
Dzierżno Lock is one of the most interesting hydrotechnical constructions of the Gliwice Canal, which in 1941 connected the Upper Silesian industrial centers to the Oder River. It replaced the long-serving Kłodnicki Canal. The lock was put in use in 1939 and even then it was one of the most modern in the European waterways. The original machines and devices, which are industrial monuments, are still working here.
Skansen kolejowy zlokalizowany jest koło dworca kolejowego w Pyskowicach. Powstał na bazie kompleksu budynków hali wachlarzowej i wagonowej.
Lake Dzierżno Duże and Lake Dzierżno Małe were created by filling in the sand old borrow with water. The older reservoir is Dzierżno Małe, which was created in 1938. It is located in the mouth of the Drama river flowing into the Gliwice Canal. The nearby reservoir of Dzierżno Duże (Rzeczycki Water Reservoir) was established in 1964. The both names of the two water bodies come from Dzierżno, a district of Pyskowice. Lake Dzierżno Małe serves primarily recreational purposes.
For decades, bells, which toll in the shrines all over the world, have been cast in Tarciszów near Gliwice. The Felczyńkis, a well-known Polish family of bell-founders, manufacture bells here. The tradition of the bell foundry dates back to 1808 and is associated with Kalush, a town in Eastern Galicia, and in Tarciszów to the time after World War II. One of the bells recently cast here is "The Heart of Łódź", which first sounded over Łódź in June 2012.
In 2010, Pyskowice, located in the north of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region, celebrated the 750th anniversary of being granted town privileges by Władysław I, Duke of Opole. For centuries, the town was changing, but it has still retained its medieval layout with a centrally located market square and a network of streets. It is worthwhile to see eighteenth-and nineteenth-century buildings of the old town and a Gothic church of Saint Nicholas.
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