Free atractions in Katowice
Do you think that the region of Silesia in ugly, and there is nothing interesting to see in Katowice? Think again! Allow us to introduce you to some free attractions in Katowice that might make you change your mind.
The monumental settlement was designed by Emil and Georg Zillmann. At the central square you can see the neo-baroque church with gorgeous stain glass windows and monumental organs. This settlement is located not far from the Katowice mineshaft. It used to be home to the Giesche mine workers. When the mansion area was shut down in 1924, Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec were included into the Janów community, which later became part of Szopienice. And after that, Szopienice became part of Katowice.
The Silesia Museum
The Silesia Museum in Katowice is a modern, multimedia exhibit, which shows the history of the city in a way that will be interesting even for children. Here you can find, among others, an interior of a PRL apartment and information abot the history of the entire region. You should also see the „Światło historii” exhibit.
The Silesia Park
This park, which is one of the largest parks in Poland, can be visited at the border of Katowice and Chorzów. Here, you can find Legendia – the Silesia Amusement Park (in Chorzów). Although it is necessary to buy a ticket if you want to enter Legendia, the Silesia Park itself can be visited absolutely for free.
The Monument of the Silesian Uprisers
A monument shaped like three eagle wings stretching towards the sky symbolizes three Silesian Uprisings, which took place between 1919 and 1921. That’s when the citizens of Silesia rebelled against the German government, with the intention of joining Silesia to Poland.