Presidential Castle in Wisła
|Gmina||Wisła (urban gmina)|
|- Mayor||Andrzej Molin|
|- Total||110.26 km2 (42.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||513 m (1,683 ft)|
|- Density||103.9/km2 (269/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Wisła [ˈviswa] ( listen) (German: Weichsel) is a town in Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland, with a population of about 11,810 (2006), near the border with Czech Republic in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia. It is situated in the Silesian Beskids mountain range. Wisła is the Polish name for the Vistula River, which has its source in the mountains near the town.
Located near the national tourist centre Ondraszek, Wisła is a popular year-round tourist destination, with the nearby mountains favoured by ski jumpers. It is known for being the home town of ski jumper Adam Małysz, and for the fact that it is the only town in Poland with a majority Protestant population.
Wisla is the only town in Poland with a Protestant majority.
The Festival of Snow, sponsored by local brewery Zywiec, is held each year in February, only in 2007 due to the mild winter the snow sculptures were made from snow taken from the nearby hills! There is also a market featuring traditional local produce and music concerts.
I remember that it is quite common for people to rent out rooms in their houses to visitors. In fact, a friend I stayed with had a sign on their house saying "no rooms for rent" as people were obviously ringing on their door!
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