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Pszczyna is located in southern Poland, 20km (12 mi) south of my hometown Tychy, 25 km (16 mi) west of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oswiecim) and 90 km (56 mi) west of Krakow.
The old town is small and picturesque with the beautiful market square. There is one of the best preserved in Poland castle with beautiful park complex in Pszczyna.
By the way there are very many (I think more then 100) such lovely small towns in Poland, not so easy to find though.


The Pszczyna Castle

The documented history of the fortified Pszczyna castle goes back to the first half of the 15th century.
Then the castle was changed to palace estate with a park comlex. Pszczyna was visited by Prussian and German emperors, kings as well as their royal guests from all over Europe in 19th century.
The Castle Museum in Pszczyna is one of the most frequently visited museums-residences in Poland. Every year, the castle attracts over 100 thousand tourists. Why?
Because of the very well maintained interiors of the castle.


Could you be the next, please? Welcome :-)

I was very glad to kidnap to Pszczyna the following VT-ers:
Mark ((acemj) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kathy (Kodi01) from Dallas, Texas, USA
Fernando (darthmilmo) from San Antonio, Texas, USA
Donald (DonGrafton) from Wisconsin, USA


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Castle with well maintained interiors, beautiful market square, Frykówka restaurant
  • Cons:You can break your tounge when you try to pronounce Pszczyna :-)
  • In a nutshell:A little pearl of the Upper Silesia region
  • Last visit to Pszczyna: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2005
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  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    May 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM

    Hmmmm, I do believe that you have "kidnapped" a few more VTers to this destination...Thanks Matt for introducing us to this lovely place. (and YES I can pronounce it today thanks to you ;o)))) Martin

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    I'll have to revisit that beautiful palace one day. Ciao!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    What a lovely town! I think I will want to try that soup in the bread because it looks so cute!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    "Don't try other food than Polish"? What you mean Shoe Polish? (Sorry that was bad...) b1bob would be in his element on this page with all those food and restaurant tips!!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2005 at 7:55 AM

    Poland was already high on my wish list but the more i visit your Poland pages the more I want to visit for real. Zurek , Kwaszaki and all other dishes are mouth watering !

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 2:32 PM

    Matt, your food tips are too real, too delicous. Thanks for offering readers so much of good tips.

  • maple_air's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 3:59 AM

    i enjoyed very much the pages of your extensive travels,specially those in central europe.I wonder how you pronounce Tychy correctly?...i'll take your advice for Pszczyna..spelling it out was already difficult, how much more sayin it ;-))

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 7:13 AM

    I'm very hungry after reading your page and Pierogi Fest is still 2 weeks away!!!!! Lovely photos and travelogues :-)

  • Kodi01's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 5:03 PM

    i have MY OWN travelouge, cool. And Matt your fridge is empty ;0(

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 3:53 PM

    Black lion is very nice. Thanks for pointing out the architectural details. I agree...satellite dish should be hidden behind the old houses.


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