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The Zieleniewski Manor House

 

The beginnings of the manor can be dated back to the 13th century, however the first brick building was most probably erected when Trzebinia belonged to Dziersław Karwacjan (2nd half of the 14th century). Earlier estate buildings were made of wood. The last proprietors were Marian Zieleniewski and his wife Paulina, coming from Borysław; their name has left in the manor’s name till now. They bought Trzebinia estate in 1920.

 

The manor represents several characteristic features of Old Polish manors; for example, a broken mansard roof (also known as a Polish roof) and a four-column portico. On the basis of preserved records, it is assumed that this shape was given to the manor probably not later than in the 1st half of the 17th century. Earlier, however, it was a residential tower, which served as a watchtower on the road between Olkusz and Okleśna, where lead and silver ore was transported.

 

The Zieleniewskis purchased the manor in a much neglected condition; therefore they carried out extensive redecoration between 1925 and 1929. By the way, they changed the arrangement of rooms and thoroughfares inside the manor, and built a terrace on the east side of the manor and a balcony on the first floor.

 

In reply to a civil initiative that attempts to save the deteriorating building, in 1983 the estate manor together with the lot where it is situated have been repurchased from the Zieleniewski family by the Treasury. Renovation works started in 1990. At present, the Zieleniewskis manor belonging to the commune of Trzebinia is a place of numerous concerts, exhibitions and meetings with interesting people organized by the Trzebinia Culture Center. Also, the manor offers guest rooms of high standard, and stylish basements hold a restaurant and a coffee house.

 

The Zieleniewski Manor House
47a Piłsudski St., 32-540 Trzebinia
tel. +48 32 62-22-368
www.dwor.trzebinia.pl

St. Mary's Shrine in Płoki

 

The first brick church on the Zagajnik hill in Płoki was raised at the beginning of the 14th century (a parish was erected in 1314, and the first church could have been built in that period, whereas the existence of the parish in Płoki is confirmed by the Peter’s pence census from 1326). After a fire of 1793, the church was rebuilt in a classicistic style as a much more modest temple, which was pulled down in 1949 because of its poor technical condition. The building of a present church was completed in 1954. See more.

 

The most precious treasure of the church is a miraculous painting of the Virgin Mary and a Child from the 2nd half of the 15th century (author unknown). It is the oldest painting in Trzebinia. It was painted on a wooden plank using a tempera technique in a way imitating the Byzantine iconographic style of the Hodegetria, with an acanthus motive imprinted on a chalky and gilded background. The fame of the painting contributed to its coronation with papal crowns in 1982. The second valuable item – a full-size crucifix from the beginnings of the 14th century – is now located in the church in Psary.

 

The shrine to the Virgin Mary – the patron of Polish Workmen’s Families is one of important centres of the Marian cult in the Kraków archdiocese, whose fame can be traced back at least to the 1st half of the 17th century. In 2007, the shrine was placed (likewise the shrine to the Virgin Mary of Fatima on Salwator, Trzebinia) on a route of an international pilgrimage trail from Częstochowa to Mariazell in Austria.

 

 

Church open during masses and church services

Masses on weekdays: 7.00, 18.00

Masses on Sundays and holidays: 7.30, 11.00, 18.00

Church fair: the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Sunday after September 8th

 

 

The Sanctuary of Mother of God, the Patron of Polish Working-Class Families
32-543 Płoki
2 Główna St., Płoki
tel. +48 32 61-37-163

Tourism and active relaxation

Forests, blooming meadows and other worth seeing sights which could satisfy your need to be close to nature are not in short supply in Trzebinia commune. This warm invitation is directed to all the people interested in hiking along numerous tourist trails, cycle paths as well as didactic paths that lead to the most interesting spots in the commune. You can get to know the value of the Dulowa Primeval Forest thanks to the wildlife-forest path, whereas three hiking trails will take you to other attractive places in the commune.

 

The followers of active relaxation in water are particularly advised to visit the recreational resorts on the Chechło reservoir, the Kozi Bród, summer time open-air swimming-pool called "Balaton" and try attractions offered by the "Aqua Planet" indoor swimming-pool in Trzebinia.


Touristic routes

 

We would like to warmly invite everyone who is interested in hikes on trails, bicycle paths and teaching paths that lead through the most interesting spots of nine village groups of Trzebinia.

 

 

Orange Trail


• The trail begins nearby the Zespół Pałacowo - Parkowy in Młoszowa (Park and Palace Complex in Młoszowa) and leads through Góra Bartoska (Bartoska Mountain), nature reserve Ostra Góra, the hill Bialny Dół in Psary and a rock called Martwica Karniowicka to a unique in Europe kurghan (a kind of grave situated under the artificial mound of earth) in Karniowice.


The touristic path begins at the Zespół Pałacowo - Parkowy in Młoszowa on the left side of Krakowska Street; you can get there from the centre of Trzebinia on the bus no. 315. Right after the main gateway you have to go left then cross a stone bridge and a little square covered with limestone flagstones close to a palace. A smaller and sharp gateway leads to a park located on a hillwhich is a great place to admire the resources of nature of Trzebinia.The special specimens of a lime tree, tulip tree, magnolia and dogwood became monuments of nature.


The trail leads straight along Florkiewicz Street then nearby bus stop Młoszowa Góra I (Młoszowa Hill I) it turns right behind a little bridge to Góra Bartoska Street and leads further to Góra Bartoska overgrown by interesting mix of many tree and plant species. The trees on the top of the hill and the fields on the east side of the hill make the way not easy to pass; that is why the trail turns back towards Florkiewicz Street.


By the bus stop Młoszowa Góra II the trail turns right to Karniowiecka Street. Along with the last buildings of the hill a tarmac road is over and trail changes into a dirt road kept in good order. On a crossroad you have to turn right to go to the nature reserve Ostra Góra created to protect Carpathians beeches. Among young trees that overgrow Ostra Góra there also are fancy bent beeches above 200 year-old, moreover, along the ridge of the hill you can find traces of former development heading and ruins called locally "Owczarnia".


The trail leads to the East through a path at the end of the reserveand then it goes to Ostra Góra Street in Psary. Behind the bus stop Ostra Góra the trial turns left into a path that leads to the hill Bialny Dół in Psary where once limestone was extracted. It is one of the most beautiful places of nature in that villageyou can find there protected species of plants and many other species of flowers and bushes.
The path bypasses the hill and leads to Wiśniowa Street in Psary then it leads down to the South through Modrzewiowa Street and Piaskowa Street and then Jana Pawła II Street in Psary and Władysława Łokietka Street in Karniowice. The trail turns left in Karniowice to Głogowa Street and goes to paths leading to Wyżynka Karniowiecka. There are outcrops of the rock called Martwica Karniowiecka, which is a unique in a geological scale. The second place of Martwica is situated in a nearby forest called Wyrąb.


The trail backs from Wyżynka Karniowiecka through Głogowa Street to Łokieteka Street, then it turns left to Spacerowa Street and leads to a modern cemetery in Karniowice built up as a form of a kurghan.
The further path goes to the west direction along Spacerowa Street then through Spacery Street and then you will find yourself in Florkiewicza Street above the Zespół Pałacowo-Parkowy in Młoszowa from where you can get to the centre of Trzebinia on the bus no. 315.

 

Blue Trail


• The trail begins in Piła Kościelska by Zalew Chechło then passes by the rifle range of the Hunting Club „Diana" and leads to Skalna Street in Bolęcin and placed close to very unique in such a form of Triassic Rock then through the historic park in Bolęcin and around a stud farm right to the reservoir Gliniak.

 

The tourist path begins at the south bank of the Zalew Chechło, which is the biggest reservoir in the commune then it leads southeast along the reservoir bank through Chrzanowska Street. Next, the trail turns right and goes up through Graniczna Street in Piła Folwarczna, after that it passes by top of the hill at 305 m above sea level, subsequently turns left along Graniczna Street and leads down through Dębowa Street. The path crosses Krakowska Street and goes deep into a forest.


On the another side of a railroad line coming from Chrzanów-Stella to Bolęcin the trail turns left and comes out of the forest nearby the rifle range of the Koło Łowieckie (Hunting Club) "Diana" of Chrzanów.


Then the path goes parallel to Krakowska Street, at first through a dirt road at an edge of the forest and next along Skalna Street to a place where a unique (in a scale of Europe) rocky formation called Skałka Triasowa (Triassic Rock) is situated on a small hill. The top of the hill guarantees a great view to the local places and geological formation of Niecka Dulowska and Pagóry Jaworznickie.


The path leads further through a ridge of the hill to Kamienna Street. Then you can go down to Zakopiańska Street and from that place go to a park in Bolęcin or choose a dirt road which leads on the back of the buildings parallel to Zakopiańska Street. The another path will let you see a structure of stones that were used for building a wall surrounding the school in Bolęcin derived from the similar period like Skałka.


The trail goes to the back of the Ośrodek Zdrowia w Bolęcinie (the Health Centre in Bolęcin) and then leads through a park situated on a side of the Hill in Bolęcin. There are 6 of 27 trees and bushes that are protected species in the village as live monuments of nature. The path ends at reservoir "Gliniak"; we can go there if we turn from Handlowa Street in Bolęcin to Krakowska Street, and then turn right to Rekreacyjna Street and after a level crossing turn to Wczasowa Street.

 

 

 

Green trail


• The trail begins in the centre of Myślachowice then it goes through dirt roads and leads though tracts to interesting geological formations called Cisowe Skałki in Czyżówka, subsequently, it leads through tracts down the meanders of the brook called Kozi Bród to a place in Płoki where priest Michał Rapacz died. Next it leads straight to the Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Patronki Polskich Rodzin Robotniczych w Płokach (the Sanctuary of The Blessed Virgin The Patron Saint of Polish Workers' Families in Płoki).

 

The tourist path begins close to The Dom Kultury w Myślachowicach (The Community Centre in Myślachowice) from where it turns left to 22 Lipca Street, then turns right to Łąkowa Street that with last buildings changes into a dirt road and leads to a valley of river Kozi Bród.


Next, the trial goes deep into a forest and turns towards the northwest and leads to a tract parallel to the river. Nearby Czyżówka the trail turns right and come out of the forest near a little bridge by the river Kozi Bród. After crossing the bridge the path turns left to Długa Street and then turns right to Skalna Street. About halfway the path turns left to a tract and leads through sandy hills to the hill Cisowa and to place nearby geological formations called Cisowe Skałki.


From that place the trail goes down to the valley Kozi Bród leading down gently from Stara Czyżówka and Wilcza Góra to the west directionthen crosses the road from Czyżówka to Płoki and goes deep into the forest, going to the river Kozi Bród.


Next, the trail goes through a narrow path down the meanders of river Kozi Bród to the ruins of an old dam. From that place the trail goes slightly up through a sandy side of the hill, turns to the east to a path, which leads almost to the bus stop on Kasztanowa Street in Płoki.


When you cross Kasztanowa Street the trail leads through a tract at the end of buildings to the cross that is a reminiscence of the martyrdom death of priest Michał Rapacz who was a rector of Płok in years 1937 - 1946. From that place the trail leads through Źródlana Street and Główna Street to the Sanctuary of The Virgin Mary in Płoki that is situated about 1 km from the Cross. The Sanctuary is surrounded by beautiful trees. Three of them are listed as species that are live monuments of nature.

 

 


Tourist Information

 

A place that every tourist may visit is the Promotion and Foreign Co-Operation Unit. The staff speak foreign languages and will be glad to give you thorough and up-to-date information about the city and region. Unfortunately the office is not open seven days a week, so at weekends you must enquire about tourist information and cultural events at the www.trzebinia.pl.

 

Promotion and Foreign Co-Operation Unit
Chief: Ewa Jędrysik-Marczuk
Narutowicza 10 St., Trzebinia
Tel. + 48 32 61-10-204
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Park and palace complex in Młoszowa

The works lasted dozen or so years and were carried out to lend credence to the made up story and chivalric tradition of the Florkiewicz family, which originated from the middle class. In the 1850s, buildings designed at the beginning of the 19th century were added a stylized entrance gateway and a large pond in the front and the entire area together with a park was surrounded with a rough stone wall. The reconstruction of the very manor started in the end of the 1850s. On January 11th, 1862, the “reconstructed” castle was consecrated and made available to visitors. Architecture details, window shape, towers, epitaphs and a stone plaque put up on the northern wall of a loggia ‘commemorating’ the events made up by the owner were supposed to suggest further changes in the form and history of the building.

 

The entire southern part of the castle built by Juliusz Florkiewicz does not exist these days, because after taking over the possessions by the grandson of the Florkiewicz family - Juliusz Potocki – in 1898, the residence was extensively rebuilt taking the then fashionable French design into consideration by an architect from Kraków - Zygmunt Hendel. Also Baszta Kozacka, Rondel Hajduków and other buildings did not survive, pulled down after the World War II.

 

Since the end of construction works of Florkiewicz, visitors were invited to the castle. No matter whether they believe in the authenticity of the story presented by the owner or not, they visited the Młoszowa possessions in great numbers to see the “monuments” reserved there. The owner of the manor himself anonymously published in ‘Tygodnik Ilustrowany’ in 1865 a fictitious story of the castle in an attempt at lending credence to its existence and raising the importance of the Młoszowa possessions. People who visited the castle left their entries in a visitor’s book. While reading them, we can conclude that the “ancient” castle in Młoszowa was found unique, even if not because of its slightly suspicious historic value. It was considered a charming and hospitable place that evoked many events from the history of Poland.

 

Currently, the park-palace complex has a shape of a neo-Gothic object consisting of a manor and an adjacent chapel situated in a 17-hectare park full of old trees, which was established in 1824. The park is surrounded by a wall with a tower and the Belwederski bastion. The park-palace complex in Młoszowa is one of the points of the Renaissance trail in the Lesser Poland. For more information on the project, see here.

 

The Palace and Park Complex in Młoszowa
1 Florkiewicza St., 32-540 Trzebinia
tel. +48 (32) 62-22-368

History

The first mentions on Trzebinia date back to the 12th century. As far as the locality itself is concerned, a parish which probably was established in the 13th century is known to have existed there as early as in 1325. The name of the settlement derives from the Polish verb ‘trzebić' [to thin a forest or a tree stand].

 

Initially, the aforesaid verb meant ‘forest clearance' so as to gain some areas for arable crops. In 1415, the king Wladislaus Jagiełło conferred upon Trzebinia the Magdeburg and the mining law which governed the rules of winning zinc and lead ores. Nicolaus Kezinger became the owner of the estate; in the second half of the 16th century, the estate mentioned was taken over by George Schilchra [who afterwards assumed the name Trzebinski]. The said family was wielding the locality till the beginning of the 19th century. Successive owners were, among others, Charles Estreicher, Caroline Pichocka and August Raczynski.

 

 

 

Market Square - on the rigth the entry of Krakowska Street (beginning of the XX century)

 

 

The same place in 2011

 

 

 In 1817, Trzebinia was incorporated by decision of the Senate of the Free City of Cracow. The successive development of Trzebinia was due to the railway line, led up in 1847, as well as to an intensive development of various branches of industry.

 

In the 19th century, the areas of the Dabrowa Basin and the Cracow Republic constituted the largest European and the second world-wide [after the USA] centre of zinc mining and smelting industry in Europe. Trzebinia was situated in the Cracow Republic as a part of the district of Free City of Cracow. The period of the 19th and the 20th centuries was characterised by an intensive development of industry, especially of the raw materials branch. There were commissioned coal mines, zinc smelters and glass works.

 

 

The railway station at the beginning of the XX century

 

 

The same place in 2011

 

At the end of the 19th century, there was inaugurated the first local calamine pit mine in Trzebionka. Thereafter, another industrial objects, among others the ‘Zbyszek' coal mine, a pump fittings plant, an iron foundry, a stone processing plant, brickyards, an oil refinery, a wood preservation plant, a cement plant, a power plant and a vegetable oil products factory, started their operation.

 

Ended the World War Two and reborn the local industry, Trzebinia became one of the most industrialised towns in Poland. The economic transformations, that have taken place of late, have contributed to a certain limitation of the heavy-industry character of Trzebinia. Despite an appreciable degree of industrialisation, as much as 43% of the commune area is wooded. The wooded areas are an excellent shelter for a large number of rare plants [Turk's cap lily, Streptopus amplexifolius, smooth carline, Veratrum lobelianum] and animals [boar, racoon dog, black grouse, crane, otter, beaver].

 

 

 

Environment

The flora of Trzebinia consists in 43% of forests. One can spot here different types of forests, water rushes, xerothermic grass and plenty of protected species of plants as well as the profusion of wildlife including animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. These are the places that deserve special recommendation due to their natural, recreational and tourist values:

 

THE DULOWA PRIMEVAL FOREST is situated within the borders of the Jurassic Landscape Parks. In the Dulowa Primeval Forest the beavers settled in for good. Beaver - created wetlands known as fens make great habitat for new species of fauna and flora that have not appeared here up till the present day. In the Dulowa Primeval Forest it is also possible to find deer, fallow deer and boars.

 

BALATON RESERVOIR - the body of water placed in the heart of Trzebinia, in the disused quarry excavation. The surface of the first purity class water covers the area of approximately 3 hectares and the reservoir is on average 9,5 m deep. In the summer time it is used as a public open-air swimming-pool.

 

THE KOZI BRÓD is the longest river in Trzebinia. The Osowiec reservoir, which is situated on this river makes both, a well-equipped recreational resort and a perfect place for relaxation for the citizens of the commune.

 

 

THE CHECHŁO LAKE is the largest one in Trzebinia and makes a 54-hectare body of water. Some recreational and holiday resorts as well as water sports resorts are located here. All of them offer full catering services and water equipment rental.

 

THE "OSTRA GÓRA" NATURE RESERVE was founded to protect the Carpathian beech wood on the area of 7,22h. Standing timber is dominated by beeches aged 150-200 years old. About 15 species of endangered plants can be found in the reserve.

 

THE TRIASSIC ROCK IN BOLĘCIN is the nature monument of inanimate nature. Diploporous dolomite forms a rare monadnock mountain. Endangered species of plants grow at the bottom of the rock.

 

THE KARNIOWICE SINTER is a specific kind of rock, which is well-known, especially among geologists. This rare example of freshwater limestone was discovered in 1870 by a botanist from Cracow named Marian Raciborski.

 

 

SEE ALSO:

Gallery

 See the galleries:

 

The Market Square of Trzebinia

 

The Zieleniewski Manor House

 

The Palace and Park Complex in Młoszowa

 

The Saint Mary’s shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Trzebinia

 

The Sanctuary of Mother of God, the Patron of Polish Working-Class Families in Płoki

 

The "Balaton" reservoir

 

The Chechło lake

 

The Kozi Bród river

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to Trzebinia

We are pleased to invite you to our town. We wish to familiarize you with its character and the prevailing here atmosphere as well as provide with basic information about our commune showing its value mainly of wildlife tourism and general character.


We wish everybody, who is going to visit our town, would recollect it as a nice encounter and remember it for a long time. We also hope that everybody enjoying the invitation will stay here for a longer period of time, and that their stay in Trzebinia will be the source of new, unforgettable experiences.

Contact

TRZEBINIA MUNICIPAL OFFICE

Piłsudskiego 14 st.

32 - 540 Trzebinia

 

tel. (+48) 32 6121 227

fax: (+48) 32 6121 147

 

 

Working hours: 7.30 a.m. - 15.30 p.m.

Tue.: 7.30 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.

Fri.: 7.30 a.m. - 14.00 p.m.

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Location

Trzebinia is situated on the Silesian-Cracovian Plateau in the western part of the Małopolska Province, in the Chrzanów district. The commune includes Trzebinia town and ten boroughs or so-called town-village communes (Bolęcin, Czyżówka, Dulowa, Karniowice, Lgota, Młoszowa, Myślachowice, Piła Kościelecka, Płoki and Psary), and its territory is populated by approximately 34 000 inhabitants.


Geographically, Trzebinia is a plateau spread over the area of approximately 105 km2, and is placed 270 to 470 metres above sea level. The complex network of roads round the city including the A4 motorway and convenient train connections make the town a very important junction providing good public transport.

 

 

 

Main road connections: motorway A4 (Kraków-Katowice, national road No. 79 (Bytom-Katowice-Trzebinia-Kraków), voivodship road No. 791 (Trzebinia-Olkusz-Ogrodzieniec-Zawiercie-Wanaty).

 

Direct railway connections: railway line E30 of international importance Drezno-Zgorzelec-Wrocław-Katowice-Kraków-Medyka-Lwów-Kijów-Moskwa; local lines: Dąbrowa Górnicza-Ząbkowice-Kraków and Trzebinia-Zebrzydowice via Oświęcim.

 

Distances to major cities:
Gdańsk - 541 km
Cracow - 37 km
Łódź - 200 km
Poznań - 370 km
Warsaw - 329 km
Wrocław - 210 km

Berlin - 562 km
Bratislava - 415 km
Paris - 1,420 km
Prague - 498 km
Vienna - 425 km

 

Border crossings (distances):
- to Russia: Gołdap (616 km), Bezledy (588 km), Gronowo (558 km)
- to Lithuania: Ogrodzonki (586 km), Budzisko (586 km)
- to Belarus: Terespol (497 km), Bobrowniki (530 km)
- to Slovakia: Korbielów (90 km), Hyżne (112 km), Łysa Polana 126 km), Piwniczna (160 km), Barwinek (280 km)
- to the Czech Republic: Jakuszyce (322 km), Lubawka (324 km), Głuchołazy (171 km), Cieszyn (95 km).
- to Germany: Kołbaskowo (550 km), Kostrzyn (480 km), Słubice (430 km), Gubin (410 km), Zgorzelec (320 km)
- to Ukraine: Krościenko (370 km), Medyka (286 km), Hrebenne (380 km)

 

International airports: Katowice-Pyrzowice (62 km), Kraków-Balice (30 km)
International ferry terminals: Świnoujście (648 km), Gdynia (560 km), Gdańsk (541 km)

 

 
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UWAGA ZMIANA DANYCH

GMINA TRZEBINIA
ul. Piłsudskiego 14
32 - 540 Trzebinia
NIP:  628-226-01-22

URZĄD MIASTA W TRZEBINI
tel. 32 6121 227
fax: 32 6121 147

Godziny pracy: 
pn., śr., czw. 7.30 - 15.30 
wtorek: 7.30 - 17.00
piątek: 7.30 - 14.00