History of Tychy

Tychy was originally established as an agricultural settlement right in the middle of the medieval trade route between Mikołów and Oświęcim, first documented in 1467. From 1629 onward, the village began to grow, mainly due to the presence of the budding Tychy Brewery producing the town's signature "Tyskie" beer.

In 1742, Tychy was forcibly annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia during the First Silesian War with neighboring Austria, remaining territorially a part of Prussia (and later Germany) until just after the First World War. Discontent over German rule by the city's predominantly Polish population erupted