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Wisła
Presidential Castle in Wisła

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Wisła is located in Poland
Wisła
Coordinates: 49°39′17.69″N 18°51′34.23″E / 49.6549139°N 18.8595083°E / 49.6549139; 18.8595083
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Cieszyn
Gmina Wisła (urban gmina)
First mentioned 1615
City rights 1962
Government
 - Mayor Andrzej Molin
Area
 - Total 110.26 km2 (42.6 sq mi)
Elevation 513 m (1,683 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 11,453
 - Density 103.9/km2 (269/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-460
Car plates SCI
Website http://www.wisla.pl

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.

Wisła is also the home of the Beskid Museum, on B. Hoff square. It has on display agricultural tools, folk costumes and goatskin bagpipes from the surrounding region.

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

Wisla is the only town in Poland with a Protestant majority.

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Coordinates: 49°39′17.69″N 18°51′34.23″E / 49.6549139°N 18.8595083°E / 49.6549139; 18.8595083


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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Wisla is a winter sport city in the Silesian Beskids in Śląskie, Poland, situated southwest of Kraków, in the vicinity of Bielsko-Biała.

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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.

Sleep

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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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Polish

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Wisła

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Proper noun

Wisła f.

  1. the Vistula, Polands longest river
  2. a town in Silesia, near the source of the Vistula

Declension

Singular only
Nominative Wisła
Genitive Wisły
Dative Wiśle
Accusative Wisłę
Instrumental Wisłą
Locative Wiśle
Vocative Wisło

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