The city is located on the border river Olza and at the foot of the Silesian Beskid Mountains.
It has an old street layout with a market square in the middle. Almost untouched by time, a Romanesque rotunda of St Nicolaus (11th/12th cc.) stands amidst the trees on top of the castle hill. A neo-Gothic Piastowska Tower (14th century), many churches, monastic complexes and the Protestant cemetery (19th c.) can also be visited.
Municipal Tourist Information Center, Cieszyn, Rynek 1; tel. +(48-33) 852 07 01, fax 85214 87; www.cieszyn.pl