Těšín Silesia Euroregion

The origin of the euroregion

The euroregion was established on 22 / 4 / 1998 by the signing of the agreement between Regional Association for the Czech-Polish cooperation of Teschinensis Silesia that consists of The Association of Jablunkov Municipalities, The Association of Karviná District Municipalities and The Regional Council for Development and Cooperation with the headquarters in Třinec (on the Czech side) and Regional Association for Development and Cooperation “Olza“ (on the Polish side).


Location and general information

The euroregion is located in the borderland of the north-east part of the Czech Republic and southern Poland. It covers the area of approx. 1 400 km2. 630 000 inhabitans live in the municipalities of this territory (360 000 on Czech side, 270 000 on Polish side).

The Olše river, upon which the towns of Český Těšín and Cieszyn are situated, creates a natural borderline for both parts of the euroregion that streches from Bohumín to Hrčava and from the town of Jastrzębie Zdrój to Istebna. There is a main transportational line connecting norhern ad southern Europe going through the euroregion. There are many border crossings of various categories (6 road crossings, 3 railway crossings, 3 touristic crossings and 8 crossings with special regulations). There is also the biggest border crossing on Czech-Polish borderline: Chotěbuz / Těšín – Cieszyn / Boguszowice.

Besides many significant industrial centers, the greatest merit of this region is its touristic attractiveness. Famous touristic localities, richness of touristic and cycloturistic trails and architectural sights depicting the history of Teschinensis Silesia represent only a few of many fragments that influence the attractiveness of this region.


Regionální sdružení pro česko-polskou spolupráci
Těšínského Slezska, sekretariát české strany,
Hlavní 1, 737 01 Český Těšín

Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju i Współpracy Regionalnej „Olza“,
sekretariat strony polskiej,
Rynek 18, 43-400 Cieszyn


Serwis Euroregionu: www.euregio-teschinensis.eu


The best of the euroregion

  • The most populous municipality:
    Jastrzębie Zdrój – 101 850 (PL) / Havířov – 89 000 (CZ)
  • The highest located village:
    Istebna (PL) / Hrčava (CZ)
  • The highest mountain:
    Barania Góra -1220 m n. m. (PL) / Velká Čantoryje – 995 m n. m. (CZ)
  • The longest river:
    Wisła (PL) / Olše (CZ)
  • The biggest dam:
    Jezioro Goczałkowickie - 3200 ha (PL) / Těrlicko - 266 ha (CZ)
  • The oldest archeological sites:
    Grodzisko w Międzyświeciu (PL) – z poł. I tysiąclecia p.n.e.
    Chotěbuz - Hradisko Podobora (CZ) – settlement from 3000 BC
  • The biggest spa:
    Ustroń (PL) - Przedsiębiorstwo Uzdrowiskowe „Ustroń“
    Karviná – Uzdrowisko Darkov, Sanatorium Rehabilitacyjne (CZ)
  • The oldest municipality:
    Cieszyn (PL) / Těšín (CZ)
  • The most interesting historical sight:
    Rotunda p.w. św. Mikołaja z XI w. (PL) / Zámek Fryštát (CZ)

The role of the euroregion

It supports development in the following areas:
  • the exchange of experience and information relating to the development of the region
  • the solution of common interests in the area of transport, communication and safety of inhabitants
  • the development of tourism including the improvement of cross-border connections
  • support in the development of culture, education and sport, especially providing of information on particular activities
  • cooperation among schools and the youth of this region
  • participating in solution of common environmental and ecological problems