"WELCOME TO MY HOMETOWN" Tychy by matcrazy1

Tychy Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 263 photos

Capital of Polish beer, automobiles and... guitar

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I was born in Krakow (Cracow) on Christmas Eve, 24 Dec. in the evening, what a surprise hahaha. I grew up and lived in Krakow until I had left it for Tychy, city of 135,000 citizens, 50 min. west of Krakow by highway, in southern Poland about 80km (50mi) from Czech border.

Tychy is best known for the oldest in Poland brewery est. 1629 or earlier (TYSKIE beer), Fiat plant (Fiat Seicento) + many new factories and a few famous people (check it below). Tychy is the perfect base for visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Oswiecim - about 20 km (14 mi) west of Tychy. Est. 1,100,000 to 1,500,000 people were victims of former Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau most of them of Jewish origin. The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again.






Did you know...

– TYSKIE is one of the Top 10 beer brands in Europe.

– TYSKIE is the biggest beer brand in Poland.

– Every fifth beer drunk in Poland is TYSKIE.

– In recognition for its high quality, TYSKIE was awarded medals on beer competitions in the USA, Belgium, Australia and the UK.

– TYSKIE brand is brewed in a brewery which has been continuously operating since 1629.

This page is always under construction.
For more welcome to:
City of Tychy Official Webpage


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HISTORY

The first mention of Tychy in historical documents dates back to the year 1467. In 17th century it was one of the most affluent villages of the Pszczyna county. Established in 1629, the Ksiazecy Brewery (Prince Brewery) was in operation here, crops of hop and barley were grown, craftsmanship and industry developed. In 1870 the first railroad was built connecting Tychy with Katowice and Szopienice.

Between WW I and WW II, as part of the autonomous Silesian Province, the population of Tychy grew to reach 11 thousand citizens. During that time several facilities were established, including a hospital, a fire station, a post office, a shool, a swimming pool, a bowling hall and a number of shops and restaurants. On 1st January 1934 Tychy received its municipal rights. The war activity of 1939 caused little damage.

The beginning of the after-war history of the city goes back to 4th October 1950 when the Government Executives made a decision to build the so-called Nowe Tychy (New Tychy). A year later the city received its Civic Rights. Tychy was to become the first and largest city in the satellite system of the Silesian conurbation. Tychy developed rapidly to host a number of important investment projects including industrial venues which, in turn, changed its status from a housing settlement to an independent urban centre.

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MAP

On the map:
Partner cities
Cassino (Italy) 1977
Berlin-Marzahn (Germany) 1992

co-operating cities:
Roubaix (France) 1995
Milton Keynes (UK) 1995
Tuttlingen (Germany) 1997
Dacorum (UK) 1999
Huddinge (Sweden) 1999
Kijów-Podole (Ukraine) 2000


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Famous citizens of Tychy:
1. Mariusz Czerkawski - the top NHL hockey player (New York Islanders now) - more in Sports Travel Tips,
2. Isabella Scorupco as his wife (Swedish citizen now) - an actress (Hollywood movies: "Golden Eye", "Vertical Limit")
3. Krzysztof Oliva - NHL hockey player (in Calgary Flames, Canada now).
4. Check my Tourist Trap please.


DO NOT MISS MY TIPS AND TRAVELOGUES
(always under construction)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Brewery, old and modern architecture, me hahaha :-)
  • Cons:You have to meet me in real life whenever you come here
  • In a nutshell:GOOD LAUGH WITH (NOT AT) THE NATIVES :-)
  • Last visit to Tychy: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 31, 2005
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Great page!! So much information about Tychy and Poland in general. Nice photos too. Love all the recipes for Polish food that your wife makes for you -- really sounds yummy!

  • Aug 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    hi matt
    i am visiting tychy on business i normally stop in the flora but it was full next week so have booked into Arena Hotel Spa & Wellness is this a good hotel?

    thanks

    bob

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2010 at 6:29 AM

    Thank you for your kind comment; I indeed much appreciated my first visit to Poland and will come back with my wife. Meanwhile I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year and want to say again how perfect your organization of the VT meet in Krakow was.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 8:04 AM

    Fascinating photos and detail - & so entertaining - I enjoyed many good laughs - plan to take a fall here as the hospital is such a bargain! Ciao, Carol <(•¿•)>

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Pilsner Urquell I know well:) Been to Krakow, Zakopanie, Auchwitz - must have have been close to Tychy!

  • Apr 18, 2008 at 2:21 AM

    Thank you very much for all valuable information about transportation in Tychy! (not just this tip, but the others you gave, too). I used to live for a year in Tychy and had friends in N... now I got very nostalgic :-)

  • cold_dead_bunny's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    lol awesome tourist trap tip!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2007 at 3:46 PM

    I love the TRIBUTE TO JOHN PAUL II and the lovely information on the churches. The cure for VT addiction?.....BEER?!.......yay...woo...hoo! Thanks Matt, hope you all are doing well!

  • Apr 5, 2007 at 10:39 PM

    Hi Matt! Great Tychy page! I love those foods that Urzula prepared! Very appetizing!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 5:59 PM

    Will have to come back and read more of your tips in depth as I love the towns off the beaten track. I need to visit more places in Poland.I even drank some Tyskie beer when I was in Krakow, it was good. Tim

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