Cieszyn is a medieval town in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It is one of the principal border crossing points between Poland and Czech Republic. The town on the other side of the river Olza (which forms the border between the two countries) is called Český Těšín. Both towns were Cieszyn until they were divided by a Versailles Treaty change in borders in 1920.

Cieszyn in 1640

Get in

Bus services depart Kraków and Katowice regularly from the main bus stations in those cities. There is also a train station in the town. If arriving from Czech Republic, it is best to get a train to Český Těšín and walk across the bridge.


Romanesque St Nicholas rotunda church from the 11th century


Polish Theatre, Czech Theatre and International Theatre No Border Festival

Cinema On The Border Film Festival





Two campings: IOT Styl and OLZA, several hotels and private rooms.

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