Images and information on the town of Cieszyn (Teschen) in Silesia in the far south of Poland.
Some totally random facts about Cieszyn:
- The priest, historian and writer Leopold Szersznik was born in Cieszyn in 1747.
- A war was fought between Poland and Czechoslovakia over Cieszyn in January 1919.
- The oldest public museum on Polish soil is located in Cieszyn.
- Cieszyn has its own railway station on the Czechowice – Dziedzice railway line.
More trivia and facts related to Cieszyn:
- Since 1945, part of Cieszyn is located in Poland. Another part in the Czech Republic.
- The Czech name for Cieszyn is Czech Cieszyn / Těšín / Tesin.
- Most of the historic part of Cieszyn is located in the Polish part of the city.
- The current population of Cieszyn is approximately 36,000.
Did you know?
A delicious variety of Polish smoked cheese is made in Cieszyn.