Legend has it that Cieszyn was founded in 810 by the three sons of the Polish King Leszek III, who met here following a long parting and enjoyed so much that they established a town in the very place ( Cieszym means in English "enjoy").
In all truth, however, the settlement of Cieszyn was founded in the 10th century ( town rights 1220). Since 13th century Cieszyn had been the capital of independent Cieszyn Dutchy and the Cieszyn of Silesia. Cieszyn is located about 70 km from Bytom. It is a best to start walk through the wondeful old town of Cieszyn from the market where there is a well with St. Florian's statue.
|A well with St. Florian statue.|
Here is located Museum of Cieszyn Silesia which has rich resources , divided into archeological,ethnographic , history and art. There is also a permanent exhibition "On the borderline of history and cultures"
|Museum of Cieszyn Silesia located in a Palace which belonged to Larisch family.|
|The ancient books.|