With its specific microclimate, its mineral and curative water springs and its first class therapeutic facilities, Ustron has developed into a popular health resort. Moreover, what really attracts people is the town’s picturesque location at the foot of the Silesian Beskid. The mountainous region offers ideal conditions for different forms of vacation activities, such as climbing, skiing, biking and mountain running. Then again, if you are not the sports type and just want to rest and relax, there is no shortage of opportunities for that in Ustron.
Ustron is one of the few spas which have maintained the laid-back atmosphere of an old spa town. At present it has 16 sanatoriums offering excellent conditions for treating patients suffering from difficulties in movement, breathing, nerves and the digestive system.
Ustron is located at an altitude of 340-995 m in the Podbeskidzie region, approximately 12 km from the border with Czech Republic. It lies between the two mountains of Rownica and Czantoria, each densely covered with gorgeous beech and spruce woods. The springs of the Vistula River are 25 km away, and the river in this area has very clean water, offering good swimming conditions in summer.
Ustron was mentioned for the first time in written records in 1305, but received its town charter only in 1956. The town was marked on a map drawn in 1558 for King Sigismund II Augustus.