• Freedom Square

    Freedom Square

    Freedom Square [Plac Wolności] is a former stately square. From its northern side, there is a historic railway station (1855), and in the centre of the square there is “Shadow” of the Freedom Monument [Pomnik Wolności]. At the eastern side, there is the Art Nouveau Krzysztoforscy tenement house (1906, 2, Independence [Niepodległości] Street), and at the western side ‒ the building of the former “Gebauer Hotel” (1890, 2, Freedom [Wolności] Square).

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  • Juliusza Słowackiego Street

    Juliusza Słowackiego Street

    The oldest street which connected industrial facilities from Czechowice with the railway station in Dziedzice. At a long section it runs through Lesisko District established at the turn of the 19th and the 20th cent. in the area of the “Lower Forest” of Czechowice. It begins at the Freedom Square [Plac Wolności], and behind the Solidarity roundabout it runs in the direction of the old industrial centre of the city.

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  • John Paul II Square

    John Paul II Square

    A hallmark of the city, the former market square of Czechowice. The building of the City Hall, built in 1936 as the seat of the Czechowice Commune Office, Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Poland, built in 1937-1939, and “Zieleźnik” Park, founded in the 1920s by the then Head of Commune ‒ Franciszek Zieleźnik, are situated there.

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  • Freedom Monument

    Freedom Monument

    Located in the central place of the square, the Freedom Monument [Pomnik Wolności], unveiled in November 2018 ‒ in the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland, is an accurate reconstruction of a monument of Jan Raszka which was standing at Freedom Square [Plac Wolności] in Dziedzice in 1924-1939. The author of the reconstructed monument is Prof. Karol Badyna from Cracow.

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  • Independence Street

    Independence Street

    Independence [Niepodległości] Street is one of historical arteries of the city. It runs from the railway station to Legion Street, connecting historical areas of Czechowice and Dziedzice. The City Centre, in which city’s cultural life is focused, is located on it. On the nearby square there is the Monument of the 1971 Refinery Fire Victims, commemorating participants of heroic defence of the refinery against fire.

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  • Trzemsza


    The main buildings are located here, belonging to the refinery constructed in 1905 of American company Vacuum Oil Company (2, I. Łukasiewicza Street). Areas of the Match Factory, built in 1920-1921, are situated close by (5, I. Łukasiewicza Street). In the period of World War II sub-camp 2 of KL Auschwitz Concentration Camp functioned nearby which reminder is a monument erected close by.

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  • Southern Czechowice

    Southern Czechowice

    The growth of the southern part of the city is related to the construction of the Privileged Northern Railway of Emperor Ferdinand – Dziedzice‒Bielsko section, opened on 17 December 1855, at which in 1895 a railway stop with the station building was opened (1900). In the vicinity there is Felix’s Tenement House (1901), and nearby – one of the architectonic gems of the city – Church of Jesus Christ the Redeemer.

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  • Saint Catherine Church

    Saint Catherine Church

    The Saint Catherine Church historically is the first known temple located in the territory of the city, in the area of Lower Czechowice. It is a baroque building, erected in 1722-1729 in the place of a wooden building from the 15th century. A historic churchyard was created in the beginning of church’s existence, while the wall around it dates back to 1768.

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  • Kotulińscy Palace

    Kotulińscy Palace

    “Kotulińscy Palace” palace and park complex located at the edge of Upper Czechowice is the most valuable architectonic and natural attraction of the city. The rococo Kotulińscy Palace was built in the first half of the 18th cent. A palace park, and further “Bażaniec” forest stretch out behind the palace building. Zamkowa [‘Castle’] Street with multispecies tree avenue runs along them.

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  • Ruins of Wilczkowie Castle

    Ruins of Wilczkowie Castle

    In Upper Czechowice there are ruins of the 18th cent. bricked granary – remains after the residence built in 1536 (in the place of the 15th cent. manor house) by Mikołaj Wilczek from Dobra who married Katarzyna Czelówna – a daughter of the owner of Czechowice. After building the nearby Kotulińscy Palace, the manor house was converted into a granary which burned down in 1984.

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  • Monastery


    Jesuit Retreat House and Monastery are contained in an edifice of 1903-1905 to which oak St. Andrew Bobola Avenue, who was the city’s patron, leads. Nearby – a monastery park and St. Andrew Bobola Church, and in front of it – a school building housing in the period of World War I a field hospital and a rallying point of legionnaires.

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  • Market Square

    Market Square

    The market square of Dziedzice was opened in 1923 by head of commune Jan Stryczek. In 1914-1922 a military disinfection hospital was situated there. Next to it there was the seat of the “Sokół” Polish Gymnastic Association (National House), and in the place of the present secondary school at Marii Konopnickiej Street ‒ football field of the “Grażyna” sports club, and after World War II – “Kolejarz” sports club.

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  • Locomotive depot

    Locomotive depot

    The locomotive depot of Dziedzice (1853-1854) is the city’s oldest employment establishment and is closely linked to the fact that an interchange of the Privileged Northern Railway of Emperor Ferdinand is located in Dziedzice, constituting a valuable monument of technique. A rectangular hall of locomotive shed from 1854 (the so-called “hajc” (“stoke”) from German “Heizhaus”) and the fan hall from the times of expansion of the station.

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  • Church of BVM Succour to the Faithful

    Church of BVM Succour to the Faithful

    The Church of Blessed Virgin Mary of Succour to the Faithful was built in 1882-1890 and it is situated in the former centre of Dziedzice commune (called the “Village”). The chapel at the church, founded in 1841 by Jerzy Machalica, is the first sacral building in Dziedzice. Further, at Legionów [‘Legions’] Street there is the Stryczków inn (20, Legionów Street) which once played the role of a patriotic and cultural centre.

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  • Mining (Miners’ Residential) District

    Mining (Miners’ Residential) District

    Workers’ house camp (the so-called “familoki”) is situated in the most northward point of the city, being originally a village called Beggar (Żebracza) which was built around 1903 for miners and technical supervision workers of the nearby “Silesia” Hard Bituminous Coal Mine (in the past “Montan Gwarectwo”). At the other side of the street there is the former Workers’ House (1908, 85, Węglowa [‘Coal’] Street).

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  • Euroregion


Projekt „Polsko-słowackie szlaki dziedzictwa” współfinansowany ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Programu INTERREG V-A Polska-Słowacja 2014-2020 oraz z budżetu państwa i ze środków własnych.


Projekt „Slovensko-poľské trasy dedičstva” je spolufinancovaný Európskou úniou z prostriedkov Európskeho fondu regionálneho rozvoja v rámci programu INTERREG V-A Poľsko-Slovensko 2014-2020 a zo štátneho rozpočtu a z vlastných zdrojov.


The “Polish-Slovak heritage trails” project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund as part of INTERREG V-A Polish-Slovakia 2014-2020 Programme and from the state budget and own funds.