Silesian Museum in Katowice

The beginnings of the Silesian Museum go back to 1924 , which is the date of establishing Society of Museum of Silesian Land. The society started to collect objects of cultural and spiritual value created in Silesia. Formally, after the Read More »

Katowice Historical Museum in Katowice

Katowice Historical Museum is located in a beautiful historic building, built in the years 1908-1909, which was built for wealthy townsmen. The main objective of the museum is to document the traditions and history of the city of Katowice and Read More »

Museum of Mining in Katowice

Upper Silesia is known as a huge industrial region and especially as a coalfield. The exploitation of this valuable power engineering raw material for over 200 years caused a sudden development and urbanization of this territory. Zabrze is one Read More »

Archdiocese Museum in Katowice

Perhaps the sweetest docents in the world guide tours (in Polish) through a fine and surprisingly large collection of Silesian Gothic-era sacral art. There are two galleries, though the first on the bottom floor features temporary, modern Read More »

Piast’s Castle in Katowice

Piast Gliwice Castle – Museum of the Piast castle from the fourteenth century building, which was part of a line of medieval fortifications of the city. Housed the city arsenal, a prison farm and a warehouse. The castle owes its present Read More »

Nikiszowiec in Katowice

Nikiszowiec is a part of an administrative district Janow-Nikiszowiec of Katowice city. Initially it was coal miners’ settlement of Giesche mine built on the land of Gieschewald manor between 1908–1918 on the mining – metallurgical concern Read More »

Giszowiec in Katowice

Giszowiec is an eastern district of the city of Katowice, created as a coal miners’ settlement in 1907. Initially consisting of about 3,300 miners and their families, the district’s population have grown over the years to over Read More »

Spodek in Katowice

Spodek is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, opened in 1971 at 35 Korfanty Street under the name Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice, under which it is known in the Polish technical/architectural literature, and under which it Read More »

Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Monument in Katowice

Located in Katowice, the Monument to Marshal Józef Piłsudski is a significant symbol of Polish history and resilience. Created by the renowned Croatian sculptor Antun Augustinčić, it presents the iconic Marshal Piłsudski seated on a horse, Read More »

Silesian Library in Katowice

Poland’s oldest library in Upper Silesia, was built between 1922 – 1923. In 1998 opened one of the best equipped in Europe, the most modern in Poland a new building of the Silesian Library. The Library has in its collection of more than Read More »

Parachute Tower in Kosciuszko Park in Katowice

Parachute tower in Kosciuszko Park is a monument and a symbol of the city. It is currently the only existing tower parachute in Poland. The tower was built in 1937 on the initiative of the League and the Air Defence-proof. In the 40s XX century, Read More »

Church of St. Michael in Katowice

The church of St. Michael Archangel was first built in 1305 in Syrynia, near Wodzisław Slaski. At that time it had a defensive purpose – it was used by the people living in the village as a place where they could hide in, in a case of an Read More »

Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice

Some 800 meters south of the Marketplace is the Cathedral of Christ the King, Poland’s largest cathedral, measuring 89 meters by 53 meters. The massive sandstone structure was erected between 1927 and 1955. The spacious interior is topped with a Read More »

Street skyscraper in Katowice

In 1929, in Katowice, at Wigury Street, in 1915 started to build the highest skyscraper in Poland. Designers were the designer and architect Stefan Bryla Mieczyslaw Kozlowski. After five years of sustained construction and finally in the year Read More »

Market Square in Katowice

One could easily be forgiven for standing in the middle of the Rynek (Market square) and trying to find the Rynek (Market square). Simply put, it’s not your typical idea of a Polish market square. What’s today little more than a tram Read More »

Gliwice Palm House in Katowice

The history of the Palm House dates back to 1880 when a private conservatory of greenhouses was first built. Gradually transformed to house exotic non-native flora, the Palm House was made public and had already become a popular and widely Read More »

Silesian Parliament in Katowice

The eastern part of Upper Silesia became part of the Second Polish Republic following the Silesian Uprisings throughout the Upper Silesian region between 1918 and 1921, and Upper Silesia Plebiscite. The land was subsequently divided by an allied Read More »

Silesian Planetarium in Katowice

The Silesian Planetarium also Silesian Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory is the largest and oldest planetarium in Poland. It was founded on 4 December 1955 to commemorate the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It is located in the Read More »

Silesian Amusement Park in Katowice

Silesian Amusement Park was opened in 1959, in the center of the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia (cities of Chorzow and Katowice) in Silesia. It has an area of 26 ha. In 2008, it has been visited by 253 000 patrons. It is the largest Read More »

Silesian Zoological Garden in Katowice

Silesian Zoological Garden is a zoological garden in Poland. It was founded in 1954 and is situated in the Katowice and Chorzow districts of Silesia. It covers over 47.6 ha within the Silesian Central Park. The Silesian zoo is a home for about 2 Read More »

Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Katowice

A welcome departure from the industrial monuments route, this fantastic open-air folk park presents rural Silesian life through its aged architectural monuments. Since the late 60s, Chorzow ‘skansen’ has been rescuing endangered or Read More »

Rura Park in Katowice

Located on the eastern fringe of the Park of Recreation & Culture you’ll find what is apparently the largest kids’ playpen in Poland. Designed for ages 3 to 12, this indoor rumpus castle is full of ball pits, slides, labyrinths, Read More »

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