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Wisla


Wisla is a town in Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, with a population of about 11,132 (2019), near the border with Czech Republic. It is situated in the Silesian Beskids mountain range in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. Wisla is the Polish name for the Vistula River, which has its source in the mountains near the town. It is the only town in Poland with a majority Protestant population (as of 2006 roughly two-thirds of the population, which is a drop from 94,4% in 1900.

Wisla is a popular year-round tourist destination, being home to Malinka, a ski jumping hill. It is also known for being the home town of ski jumper Adam Malysz. Wisla is also the home of the Beskid Museum displaying agricultural tools, folk costumes and goatskin bagpipes from the surrounding region.

In the winter Wisla is known for its skiing: Malinka, a ski jump hill, is located here and hosts international competitions. In the summer, hiking through its many mountain trails is popular. To support its recent growth in tourism, many hotels have been built, the largest of which is Hotel Golebiewski.

Wisla is also home to Wisla Castle - one of the official residences of the President of Poland.

In Wisla a trail starts that leads to the Stozek Wielki, a mountain on the border with the Czech Republic that reaches a height of 978 meters.



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