Retracing Wood, Iron and People

The post-and-plank houses at Borek are part of a theme trail in the Czech Republic and Poland called Retracing Wood, Iron and People.

With eight stations in the Czech part of Těšín Silesia and eight stations in its Polish part, the trail will guide you through the shared history of wood, iron and people, showcasing the wood architecture, the life patterns of mountain people in Wisła (pastoralism and herbalism), forestry in the Beskid mountains, metallurgy in Třinec and elsewhere in Těšín Silesia, as well as housing and changes in the living conditions of a staff member of Třinec iron works.


  1. Beskid Museum in Wisła
  2. Habsburg Hunter Chalet
  3. Ustroń Museum
  4. Museum “Na Grapie” in Jaworzynka
  5. Jan Wałach Cottage and Museum in Andziołówka
  6. Wooden church near the Castle at Zadni Groń, the retreat of the Polish president
  7. Kwartyry Settlement
  8. Habsburg worker housing estate “At the beginnings of the Vistula”

Czech Republic:

  1. Post-and-plank houses at Borek
  2. Museum of Třinec Ironworks and the municipality of Třinec
  3. Lime kilns in Vendryně
  4. Log house and wooden church in Nýdek
  5. Museum in Dolní Lomná
  6. Log house in Mosty u Jablunkova
  7. Fortress in Mosty u Jablunkova
  8. Tripoint Museum in Jablunkov

Another stops


Habsburg worker housing estate „At the beginnings of the Vistula“


Post-and-plank houses at Borek


Museum of Třinec Ironworks and the City of Třinec