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ABOUT NYSA – Silesian Rome
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Mysterious bastions, romantic parks, great city market and innumerable numbers of churches – can compete with many beauty places in Europe. Nysa is one of the oldest towns in Silesia, probably founded in the 10th century. City has seen many changes in rulers up to 1945 - it has come under the authority of Czechs, Poles, Habsburgs and Germans. Nysa used to be called the “Silesian Rome” or “Silesian Athens”. It was one of the best-known and the most important Polish towns.

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The multi-culturalism of the region is enthusiastically presented by the Lower Silesians during festivals and re-enactments of historical events, during which Prussians, Austrian and Napoleonic soldiers appear with Polish soldiers. During World War 2 almost 80 percent of the town was destroyed. Its inhabitants put continuous effort into the meticulous reconstruction and renovation of the remaining fragments of the town's former glory. The unique character of the town is revealed both in historical buildings full of various treasures and in old parks and fortifications, as well. The adjacent Nyskie Lake and the vicinity of the Opawskie Mountains help make it into the most attractive tourist area in the Opolskie Province.

virtual walk in Nysa Lower Silesia tour


Twin towns — Sister cities

Nysa, Poland is twinned with:

  • Jeseník, Czech Republic
  • Šumperk, Czech Republic
  • Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Taverny, France
  • Kolomyia Ukraine
  • Ingelheim am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia