The Devil's mill on Gírova
On some ridges and slopes in Beskydy are evident features of destruction development. The northern continental glacier which intervened this area in the Quaternary period and even earlier is responsible for this. Its tongues twice intervened in the foothills of the Beskydy. After the retreat of glaciers the climate conditions in Beskydy were mitigated and bloated clay liners between sandstone became slippery and were helping to further shift of the rock slope. In this way, systems of cracks and cavities were formed, which are now known as pseudokarst leak caves. The extensive rock formations with caves on Gírova that once the local highlanders called the Devil's mills arose like that. Devil's Mill because one of the many legends tells how the devil was building a mill for grinding people. He had a condition that the mill must be built over one night. When the devil finished mill, it began to dawn, and "old Čmielka from under Gírova" released her rooster, he crowed, and the mill was destroyed. Devil, when he fled he kicked a rock from the anger and the outline of his hoof stayed there.These caves are located in the massif of Gírova edge (840 m). It lies on the southern slope about 150 meters below the peak above the tourist chalet and they are a unique natural phenomenon in the Těšínské Beskydy.
So far, the best access to the Devil's mill leads from the tourist chalet along the old beech trees into a mature pine forest, for about five minutes to get to the central part of the Devil's mill. Efforts are made to improve access, signs and attractiveness of this exceptional site. And what is the most attractive thing about the Devil's Mill? It's several caves, which anyone can see from the outside. They are explored by speleologists, most guidelines cracks are perpendicular and therefore dangerous to a normal visitor. However there is a leak cave, and its transit is good for children and slimmer people. It is about 9 m long, in the middle of its length it is wringing and rising up to the east. And you can really see that devil's hoof outline until these days.
The legend about sleeping knights
Silesian Beskydy are dominated by the Czech-Polish border mythical mountain Čantoryje. It is surrounded by legends and not just common ones! In the mighty mountain massif is hidden treasure, and not only that, it is the home of the knight troops for centuries. Do you not believe? So here's the proof - a story of an denizen from an old blacksmith's family about his grandfather. Or perhaps the great-grandfather? Who knows ...
Before a forge, during the Easter holidays, a strange knight in shining armor appeared from nowhere. He asked the surprised blacksmith if he can manufacture three hundred hardened hooves in three days. Smith stood before the cottage as frozen, but when the knight handled him silver purse as an deposit he hastened to work. World wonder of wonders, in three days the horseshoes were ready and the knight was standing at the door and praised the honest blacksmith. He picked up the horseshoes on his horse and together they went up into Čantoryje. There suddenly they found themselves in front of a large hole in the rock and soon they stood on the stone courtyard, around which the wall of the underground castle were lifting. And there he learned that his job is to shoe three hundred horses of the Silesian knights, who are waiting as a national army in Čantoryje to help Silesia, is the worst times. All year the blacksmith measured horseshoes, shoed the horses. One horseshoe, the other horseshoe and finally the last one. The knight in shining armor praised him and gave him a reward. The blacksmith thought it is not enough for so much hard work, and so he silently leaved the strange cave. When the turned for a moment, a stone castle disappeared and Čantoryje carefully hides its secret back entrance. Only open after opening the bag at home he understood how he honestly did the knight rewarded him: on the table were spilling yellow gold, and shiny silver coins. Not only the blacksmith, but the whole village rejoiced and thanked the mysterious knights, who are resting somewhere in the underground castle and waiting to be able to go to help Silesia.
The legend of the sunken castle in Mosty
Since the ancient times a trade route has led though Jablunkovský Pass, called "copper trail", through which not only exotic goods fluctuated, but also know-how and skills distant people and cultures, but sometimes unfortunately the hordes of fighters from Hungary too. Therefore, there was build a fortification called "Chance"at the turn of the 13th and 14 century. It was repeatedly rebuilt and repaired in1808 for the last time. Its stone remains are visible until today.
According to the legend, centuries ago the a firm princely castle stood there. His lord and master had three daughters who were beautiful, but also arrogant, overbearing and very vain.
Once a ball was held in the castle. Preparations for this event were in full swing. And prince's daughters were thinking about how to amaze when one of them came up with an idea to have unprecedented slippers made from the bread crust. Their father told them that bread is God's gift and thus it should not be dishonored. But his daughters did not change their mind.
The day the ball was held, a poor woman came to the gate begging for a bit of food for her hungry children. Princely daughters passed her with disdain and turned their heads the other way. The beggar threatened them with her fist and imposed a curse on them.
When the fun and dancing were the best and the prince's daughters wanted to dance too, at the moment they came to the dance floor, the sounds of hell were heard and the whole castle and all the dancers fell under the ground and nobody saw them any more.