About the project

The project “Těšín Silesia – a common history of wood, iron and people”, reg. no. CZ.11.2.45/0.0/0.0/16_025/0001258 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund – Programme.Interreg V -a  Czech Republic-Poland

The aim of the project is to use the common potential of cultural heritage to increase the tourist attractiveness and visitor numbers in Silesia. A new cross-border product has been created – a thematic route “A common history of wood, iron and people”, an exhibition and a guidebook. At the same time, the cultural heritage – wooden houses in Třinec and Wisla, which have been transformed into open-air museums – will be preserved. The investment will significantly increase the interest in the product and therefore the number of visitors to the border area.

Lead partner: Regionální rada rozvoje a spolupráce se sídlem v Třinci, z. s.

Project partner: Miasto Wisła

Duration: 1 September 2019 – 31 December 2023

Total eligible project expenditure: EUR 2,321,969.52 (of which ERDF subsidy: EUR 1,973,674.08)

Author’s team of the open-air museum and the guide

Concept: Antonín Šimčík

Scenario, realization, texts: Ilona Pavelková, Martin Krůl, Zbyšek Ondřeka (Muzeum Těšínska)

Translations: Irena Prengel Adamczyk (Polish), Lenka Mandryszová (English)