Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie is a popular Polish resort in the Silesian Voivodeship, 12 km from Zywiec, the county capital. In winter Zar mountain attracts keen skiers and in summer hiking enthusiasts.
Worthy of interest is undoubtedly Zar mountain. In December 2003 a cable railway was built here. Currently, in winter, there is a ski resort operating on the mountain. It is a great tourist attraction of Small Beskid. We may observe an unusual phenomenon on Zar mountain. Objects dropped on an asphalt route to the top seem to roll up the mountain, against gravitation. However, it is just an illusion.
Polish film Latające machiny kontra Pan Samochodzik was made in Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie.
Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie is a village in the Silesian Voivodeship, Zywiec County and Czernichow Commune. It lies on the south-eastern bank of Miedzybrodzkie Lake and by the Sola river. Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie is a typical tourist resort; approximately 25% of all houses are guest houses.
First records about the village are from 1598. The establishment of Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie is dated on the 16th century, as well. At that time people settled on the right bank of the Sola.
The name “Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie” comes from the salt-copper trade route that run through the village. Heading to Hungary or Orava, merchants had to pass the Sola twice. Therefore, the place in between these two fords (Polish: brody) was called Miedzybrodzie. The second term, Zywieckie, was added only in the 19th century. The village belonged then to the parish in Stary Zywiec.
For a long time there was backwardness in the village. Only in the end of the 19th century the so called “winter teaching” (teaching people how to read and write) began. A primary school came into existence in 1910.