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Awards and Honors

In 2009, through the implementation of the EU project by the Nysa County, a new tourist project has been created – a cycling route, "Via the Witch Cycling Track". As the name suggests, the route runs through the places connected with the history of the witch trials and allows you to get to know the dark times of the inquisition. The new product, from the beginning, has enjoyed considerable interest, not only among tourists and borderland inhabitants, but also Polish and foreign media and among institutions working for the development of tourism. Already in 2010, "The Witch Track" received the Opole Regional Tourist Organization Certificate for the Best Tourist Product of 2010. However, this is not the end of successes – in 2012, the project was submitted to the "Poland Even More Beautiful – 7 Wonders of the European Funds" Competition, in the category of Cross-border and International Tourism. 265 projects from the whole Poland were submitted, which were assessed by the Competition Jury in 7 categories. The project of Nysa County, as one of the three, was nominated for the main award in its category. Especially valuable award provided for all nominated projects was an all-Polish promotional campaign under the "Poland Even More Beautiful" project. Witch track has been also appreciated by the Joint Technical Secretariat – the coordinator of the projects under the Czech Republic – Poland 2007-2013 Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme. As it was among 19 unique projects selected for the competition for The Most Inspiring Project realized in the framework of CBCOP. During the award nominations, taken into account was project's contribution in achieving the objectives of the Programme and development of cross-border relations, the impact of the project on the border area and the uniqueness of actions that can inspire another entities to the cross-border cooperation. Finally, after the internet voting, the project took high 3rd place.



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