Katowice: Food tour

When visiting Katowice, join us and experience sightseeing and tasting local treats combined! We will invite you to Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec, the two neighboring workers’ housing estates established 100 years ago that still amaze with their unique architecture and atmosphere.During the guided walk you will learn the history of the neighbourhood and its mining past, take a walk in the backyards of old tenement houses, see the former post office, water tower and the church, as well as the villas of the former American owners. 

During the walk, we will make stops to try local delicacies – there will be time for a cup of coffee or tea and a piece traditional Silesian cake (kolocz) in a local pastry shop, a glass of regional beer or a glass of vodka (or a non-alcoholic drink) and a slice of fresh bread with lard (smalec – also in the vegetarian version) and pickled cucumber in the local bar. You will also get a set of local sweets for the road: thin fruit candies called “szkloki” and baked flavored wafers called “oblaty.”

We offer private food tours in Katowice on request.

Tour itinerary:

  1. Meeting our private city guide in chosen language at your hotel at chosen time (if your hotel is located outside of Nikiszowiec or Giszowiec, we suggest a different meeting point or at additional cost we can provide private transfer service)
  2. Up to 2 hours of walking tour that includes all important sites of the working class districts combined with tasting of local delicacies:
  • kolocz – a traditional cake made of yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb topping; it’s origine is said to date back to Middle Ages
  • smalec – the most traditional Polish spread for bread based on pork lard – a must have on any party 
  • szkloki – Silesian thin fruit candies that refer to the taste of cakes, compotes and wines prepared every summer in Silesian houses with grapes, plums, gooseberries, currants or rhubarb from allotments located in Silesian workers’ estates; the tradition of establishing allotments came to Silesia from England, France and Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
  • oblaty – a type of very thin, round wafers, according to a traditional recipe they are supposed to be sweet with vanilla flavour, however currently they’re available in various flavours. Oblaty are traditional products known at least since the 19th century in Upper Silesia

Whole tour lasts up to 2 hours


  • 490 PLN per person (1-2 persons)
  • 340 PLN per person (3-5 persons)
  • 260 PLN per person (6-10 persons)
  • 190 PLN per person (11-20 persons)
  • 160 PLN per person (21-30 persons)
  • Contact us (31 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • Service of a private English/German speaking guide for up to 2 hours of walking tour
  • A piece of kolocz with a glass of tea or coffee
  • A glass of regional beer / vodka / non-alcoholic drink (one to be chosen)
  • A slice of bread with smalec and pickled cucumber
  • A set of local sweets (incl. szkloki and oblaty)

Important information:

  • The tour is available in English and German
  • We can offer transportation at additional cost

Choose number of participants


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