This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wisla. To help you make friends with Wisla before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Wisla, a lovely small town of Cieszyn County, lies in the very south of Poland, near the border with Czech Republic. Although it is a home to only slightly more than ten thousand people, the town is a pretty popular tourist destination among the fans of winter sports. Because of the nearby mountains, it offers many ski resorts and even the popular Malinka Jumping Hill, now known as Adam Malysz Ski Jumping Hill, named after the famous ski jumper from Wisla. If you are interested in sport, you should visit The Museum of Skiing, which offers a great collection of skis. There you can even find skis from the nineteenth century and some of Adam Malysz's old equipment. An interesting sculpture of Adam Malysz is also worth seeing, because it is made of white chocolate. You can find it in the lobby of the Spa House, which is in the center of the town.
During your stay, you should definitely visit the Sights Tower on the Barania Mountain to see the lovely view. From this tower, when the weather is nice, you can also see the Tatra Mountains. If you are interested in local history, you should pay a visit to The museum of Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society Tourism (Muzeum Turystyki PTTK), which is in a small wooden house and a hundred-year-old palace of the Habsburgs. There are few more museums worth visiting, such as the Museum of Parachuting, which has the largest collection of memorabilia of parachuting; and Beskid Museum, which exhibits culture of the Silesian Beskid highlanders. Quite popular among tourists is the gallery Grupy Twórców Wiślanie, where you can see work of the artists from Wisla.
Although the town is getting more and more recognizable each year, there is still a lack of wallet-friendly places to sleep, so do not expect to find many Wisla hostel options.
Written by local enthusiast for Wisla hostelsYuki