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  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Zion with the Temple in Jerusalem built by King Solomon is a holy place. But Zion also means the entire city of Jerusalem and is inhabitants are called the Children of Zion or God’s Chosen. Zion in Bielsko-Biala Bielsko is the centre of the protestant community. The congregation is concentrated in the close vicinity of Martin Luther Square - at the Church of the Redeemer and the statue of the great reformer, in schools and in the Augustana Publishing House.
  • 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
    They bewitched the imaginations of millions of Poles. They entertained and taught us. Bolek and Lolek, Reksio, Wawel Dragon, animal hunter Pampalini, Captain Clipper, whether in black and white, or in color - they embellished the gray reality of the communist era. It's all thanks to the artists of the Animated Film Studio in Bielsko-Biala. Since its establishment in 1947 until now they have produced over 1000 cartoons both for children and for adults. Anyone can take a close look how it is being done. The studio is open to the public.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The old Protestant cemetery in Bielsko-Biala is closed today. The necropolis is located at Andrzeja Frycza-Modrzewskiego Street, which is the so-called Bielsko Zion. Many distinguished citizens of Bielsko are buried here, including the mayors - Karol Ferdynand Sennewaldt, and Moritz Scholz or Henryk Hofmann, and pastors - Józef Schimko, Karl Samuel Schneider or Teodor Hasse, as well as industrialists - Gustav Förster, Herman Schneider, Gustav Josephy and Theodor Sixt.
  • 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
    Bielsko-Biała
    The cemetery at Cieszyńska Street has been used by the Jews of Bielsko-Biała for over a half century. Although the first Jews arrived in Bielsko in the seventeenth century, but the Jewish cemetery was founded only in 1849. It was located in the present district of Aleksandrowice in Bielsko. More than 1,000 graves have been preserved to this day, including those of many distinguished citizens of Bielsko, such as Professor Michael Berkowitz and Solomon Pollak.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    There are many interesting monuments within Old Bielsko including remnants of the medieval stronghold with a moat which has been preserved to our times. During the Thirty Years’ War the Swedish troops occupied the area. There are two churches: a Catholic one of Saint Stanislaus and a Protestant of John the Baptist in the vicinity.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    St. Stanislaus Church in Old Bielsko is the oldest church in the city. According to tradition, the church was erected in the 1130s on the site of a deforested sacred pagan grove, in the vicinity of a defensive settlement, from which the city originated. The preserved church Gothic church was built at the end of the 14th century. The interior masterpiece is an altar triptych from about 1500. It depicts the life and miracles of Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanowo.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Three Lipka is a hill with a height of 386 m above sea level. It is located in the northern part of Bielsko-Biala, in the district of Old Bielsko. The hill, which is part of the Silesian Highlands (Pogórze) and once was a linden forest, is now covered with meadows. The hill is recognizable by the characteristic cross. The area is a popular place for walks. There is a nice view on the hilly surroundings of the city from the top. In this region there is also the Nature and Landscape park of Sarni Stok.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    "Gypsy Forest ", a park area located in the south of Bielsko-Biala, is a literal translation of the German name "Zigeunerwald". However, the name is a distorted form of "Ziegenwald" which means "Goat Forest". In the communist times, this area was called the People's Park. From the second half of the nineteenth century up to World War Two Gypsy Forest was a spa and a residential district. While walking through Gypsy Forest you can see a wide variety of architectural styles and feel an atmosphere of the bygone era.