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  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Not long ago textile industry stimulated the economy of Bielsko-Biała. From the development of small-scale manufacture of cloth In 16th century and later of manufactures and big factories in the 19th century textile industry made the city into the most important industrial centres in this part of Europe. You can learn almost everything about textile industry at the Museum of Technology and Textile Industry, a branch of the Museum in Bielsko-Biała.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Today’s main railway station in Bielsko-Biała, entered into the register of monuments, is situated along the Trail of Industrial Monuments. The railway station was built in 1890. However, the origins of railway in the city are 30 years older. At that very early stage Bielsko lay along a side offshoot of the oldest European railway lines of the Northern Railways of Emperor Franz Ferdinand. The railway station was renovated at the end of the last century.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Weaver's House is a branch of the Bielsko Biała Museum, which, from its beginnings, that is since the fifteenth century, was inhabited by the Bielsko clothiers. The house, partially reconstructed, comes from the eighteenth century and is one of the few examples of this type of architecture, which, in the case of this city, was destroyed in fires. The property is located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Porąbka
    The Porąbka dam on the Soła river looks both impressive and elegant. In the interwar period, when it was constructed, it was considered the height of technological sophistication. Gabriel Narutowicz, who later became President of Poland, worked on the design of the dam. It was built with much effort to prevent catastrophic flooding in the Soła river valley. After the Second World War, a small power plant was built on the dam.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Czaniec
    Czaniec in the Little Beskid is known for the dam on the Sola River, a historic manor house and a church and the fact that Karol Wojty³a’s, pope John Paul II’s, ancestors came from here. But few know that in this village there is an unusual monument of technology – an old paper factory, which uses one of the few preserved in the world Girard’s turbins. Now, the factory changed into a small water power plant with this still operating unique turbine.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Pierściec
    Pierściec, a small village located north of Skoczów, is known primarily for its Shrine of Saint Nicholas, which is unique in Poland. However, only the few know that Pierściec can also boast of an interesting sightseeing and natural attraction, which is a historic mill infested with a colony of very rare bats - lesser horseshoe bats. Therefore, this object is a protected area of special natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Wisła
    In Wisła, one of the most popular resorts in Poland, fans of industrial monuments can see two unique buildings of civil engineering from the interwar period - railway bridges - one over the Dziechcinka valley and the other over the Łabajów valley. The latter, bigger is better known, but the other is also worth looking at. It stands on three arches rising to an impressive height of about 13 meters.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Wisła
    The railway bridge in Łabajów, located in the vicinity of the train station of Wisła Głębce is one of the largest such structures in Poland. The bridge of seven arches and eight pillars is 122 m long and 25 m tall. The brick construction was erected over the valley floor in the years 1931-1933. It is located along the popular tourist railway line from Katowice to Wisła Głębce.
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    Ślemień
    Ślemień is a large Beskid village situated to the east of Żywiec. It can boast of its colorful history including one industrial episode. In the 18th century, for a short period of time, a smelter operated in the capital of the Ślemień state. The smelter was used to smelt iron from the bog ores. To this day, stone ruins of the smelter have remained in the vicinity of the parish church.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Kobiór
    The village of Kobiór is surrounded by the Pszczyna Forest, which for centuries was a source of livelihood for the local villagers. In 2003, a regional museum was opened here. It is housed in a nineteenth-century, nicely decorated, wooden, building - the so-called Smolarnia (Wood Tar Factory). Its residents manufactured wood tar here. Currently, there are two ethnographic exhibitions presenting mainly the equipment collected by the residents of Kobiór.