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Katowice lies within an urban zone , with a population of 2,, according to Eurostat , [8] and also part of the wider Silesian metropolitan area , with a population of 5,, according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network.

Today, the city is considered as an emerging metropolis. It also hosts the finals of Intel Extreme Masters , an Esports video game tournament.

The area around Katowice, in Upper Silesia , has been inhabited by ethnic Polish Silesians from its earliest documented history.

From , the Bytom castellany encompassed territories where Katowice is located nowadays. In the lands were legally handed over by Duke Casimir II the Just to his nephew Mieszko I Tanglefoot ; this justified their incorporation into the medieval Silesian provinces.

From , the region was under Czech administration as part of the Kingdom of Bohemia. In historical documents dating from there was a reference to the settlement of Podlesie , which, at present, is one of the city districts, whereas the village of Katowice or "Katowicze" in older records was first mentioned in the year Historians assume that Katowice was founded on the right bank of the Rawa river by Andrzej Bogucki in around In a village called Villa Nova was also documented to stand in the area now occupied by the city of Katowice.

By this time the territory had changed from the Bohemian Crown to the domain of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty.

Kattowitz gained city status in in the Prussian Province of Silesia. Extensive city growth and prosperity depended on the coal mining and steel industries , which took off during the Industrial Revolution.

The city was inhabited mainly by Germans , Silesians , Jews and Poles. In , 36 Jewish Zionist delegates met here, forming the Hovevei Zion movement.

Previously part of the Beuthen district, in it became the capital of the new Kattowitz district. On 1 April , the city was separated from the district, becoming an independent city.

Though Kattowitz proper voted 22, to remain in Germany and 3, for Poland, [14] it was attached to Poland as the larger district voted 66, for Poland and 52, for Germany.

While the shelling of Westerplatte on 1 September is recognised as the first involvement in the Second World War, Hitler actually ordered a silent sabotage mission a day earlier by dressing his SS officers as Polish soldiers.

Hitler staged a mock attack on the Gliwice radio mast, one of the tallest wooden structures in the world, which was just on the eastern border of Germany at the time.

The international press and reporters were rushed to the scene and instructed to view corpses dressed in Nazi uniforms, supposedly murdered by Poles , at Dachau concentration camp.

This was followed by the alteration of street names and the introduction of strict rules. Additionally, the use of Polish in public conversations was banned.

The German administration was also infamous for organising public executions of civilians [17] and by the middle of , most of the Polish and Jewish population was expelled.

Eventually Katowice was occupied by the Red Army in January Significant parts of the downtown and inner suburbs were demolished during the occupation.

The post-war period of Katowice was characterised by the time of heavy industry development in the Upper Silesian region, which helped the city in regaining its status as the most industrialised Polish city and a major administrative centre.

As the city developed so briskly, the s marked a significant increase in its population and an influx of migrants from the Eastern Borderlands , the so-called Kresy.

The city area began to quickly expand by incorporating the neighbouring communes and counties. However, the thriving industrial city also had a dark period in its short but meaningful history.

In this way the Polish Communist Party and the socialist authority wanted to pay tribute to the dictator.

The new name never got accepted by the citizens and in the former Polish name was restored. The following decades were more memorable in the history of Katowice.

Regardless of its industrial significance, it started to become an important cultural and educational centre in Central and Eastern Europe.

In the University of Silesia , the largest and most valued college in the area, was founded. Simultaneously the construction of large housing estates began to evolve.

The s and s saw the evolution of modernist architecture and functionalism. Katowice eventually developed into one of the most modernist post-war cities of Poland.

One of the most dramatic events in the history of the city occurred on 16 December It was then that 9 protesters died 7 were shot dead; 2 died from injury complications and another 21 were wounded in the pacification of Wujek Coal Mine.

The economy of Katowice has been transforming from the heavy industry of steel and coal mines into "one of the most attractive investment areas for modern economy branches in Central Europe".

The Katowice Expo Centre Katowickie Centrum Wystawiennicze organises trade fairs or exhibitions and attracts investors from all over the world.

Katowice is an urban community in the Silesian Voivodeship in south-west Poland. It is central district of the Silesian Metropolis —a metropolis with a population of two million.

It lies between the Vistula and Oder rivers. The average temperature is 8. Yearly rainfall averages at At present, the city of Katowice is inhabited mostly by Poles and ethnic Silesians , but also by several minorities of Germans, Czechs and Moravians.

Over the years this diversity has strongly reflected on local architecture such as tenement housing and state buildings.

The recent Polish census showed that the Silesians are the largest ethnic minority in Poland, with Germans being second on the list.

Both of these minorities mostly live in the Silesian region. It is therefore the most multicultural province and voivodeship of Poland.

Most pre-war citizens excluding Poles were violently expelled by the new authorities. This resulted in a large group of exiled Silesians living in present-day Germany, creating a new association of Landsmannschaft Schlesien.

One of its most notable spokesmen and leaders is the Christian Democratic Union politician Herbert Hupka. During the war, the Nazi occupant committed severe crimes against the local Gypsy and Jewish communities.

Most of them were eventually killed or transported by cattle wagons to concentration camps such as Auschwitz for complete extermination.

Katowice lies in the centre of the largest conurbation in Poland, one of the largest in the European Union , numbering about 2.

The Katowice urban area consists of about 40 adjacent cities and towns, the whole Silesian metropolitan area mostly within the Upper Silesian Coal Basin over 50 cities or towns.

The metropolitan area has a population of 5,, In , Katowice and 14 adjacent cities united as the Upper Silesian Metropolis.

In the union planned to unite these cities in one city under the name "Silesia", but this proved unsuccessful. The Katowice conurbation comprises settlements which have evolved because of the mining of metal ores, coal and raw rock materials.

The inhabitants of a large mining community like Katowice, and local administrations within the conurbation, which have only evolved due to mining, are a subject to overall decline after the liquidation of coal mines and factories.

This is one of the reasons which led to the development of the service sector, including office spaces, shopping centres and tourism.

Katowice did not originate as a medieval town. The city centre was beginning to form in the midth century when it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia and had an ethnic German majority.

The buildings of the time are decorated in an eclectic style mostly Renaissance with elements of Baroque and elements of Art Nouveau style Polish: By the end of the nineteenth century the centre was being referred to as a "little Paris" due to the presence of Parisian-styled tenement houses.

Between the s and s many socialist apartment blocks were constructed around the inner suburbs. Notable examples from that period include a multipurpose arena complex called Spodek and parts of Koszutka district.

Katowice is one of the few cities in Poland where nearly all architectural styles are present. For instance, the Market square in Katowice Polish: Rynek Katowicki is surrounded by a vast majority of buildings and edifices representing styles such as neoclassicism , modernism , socialist realism and contemporary-modern.

Some tenements have neogothic elements, which are an outstanding example of this type in Central and Eastern Europe.

The street outlines, especially within the older inner districts, closely resemble the ones in Paris.

These, however, mostly adorned the city center and not working-class outer suburbs. Unfortunately many old majestic buildings were demolished in the s to make space for monumental modern blocks.

Among other reasons for their destruction was the immense architectural detail which once represented the wealth of local industrialists and property owners.

Today, the marketplace and several nearby streets with shopping promenades are closed to traffic. Katowice is a large coal and steel center.

Additionally, the train station is attached to the large and modern Galerie Katowicka shopping mall. Trains from all parts of the country and elsewhere around Europe serve Katowice.

Luggage lockers are also provided for at the station. Long-distance bus services will arrive at Dworzec Autobusowy Katowice sometimes abbreviated as D.

Katowice or PKS Katowice at ul. Unibus use large modern coaches suitable for passengers with a lot of luggage, while Bus-Inter uses modern minibuses which may struggle to take large luggage during busy periods.

On the other hand Bus-Inter is generally more responsive to demand and puts on extra minibuses during peak periods. PolskiBus offers daily routes from Katowice to the following locations and times: There are also a number of smaller private minibuses which operate between to and from Katowice.

One such minibus company is Tigerexpress , which connects Katowice with Krakow, Prague and other Czech cities, Vienna, and Bratislava and several Slovak cities.

Katowice lies on the important A4 motorway E40 , one of the main traffic routes for all of southern Poland.

The city is also linked from the south by the A1 motorway , connecting the city to the Czech Republic. There are also a number of expressways crisscrossing Katowice and connecting the city to the rest of the province and the country.

The S86 expressway links Katowice to neighboring Sosnowiec. National road DK86 connects the city to Tychy.

All public bus and tram transport in Katowice is supervised by KZK GOP , a comprehensive transit system that serves nearly the entirety of the Silesian Metropolis, with one of the largest tram networks in Poland.

A twenty-four hour free hotline for the system can be found by dialing: At each bus-stop there is an information board with bus routes and where they go.

The full map with bus routes is usually available in City Information Centre near Rynek adress: Rynek 13; employees are multilingual. There are also trams which transport passengers within the city and beyond the limits of the city.

The same ticket type is used in bus and tram. Katowice offers many different tickets. One-zone ticket is suitable for traveling in the city limits.

Zone bus stations overstepping it in a bus or a tram means that one must buy next one-zone ticket or continue traveling with ticket suitable for more zones usually are placed at the border of cities.

Consider, if it is better to use one-ride ticket, week-ticket or monthly ticket. In the bus or the tram only one kind of ticket is available for sell - for three or more zones, for 4,20 PLN or 2,10 PLN with reduced rate.

One-ride tickets could be bought even in grocery stores. When ticket inspector approaches one must show ticket and proper document which allows to use reduced rate tickets.

When you take a taxi, always ask for the price beforehand unless you are willing to pay anything. Different types of taxis can charge very different prices which can vary up to 5 times the regular fare depending on location and time.

Thanks to massive revitalization projects in the city center in recent years, Katowice has started to lift its notorious reputation as a industrial gray landscape.

There are two open air swimming pools Bugla and Rolna. Katowice is blessed with a lively theatrical scene ranking among one of the best in the country.

Unfortunately for non-Polish speakers, the scene is largely restricted to the Polish language , meaning that most productions will be linguistically inaccessible for visiting foreigners.

However, there are occasional productions offered in English. Katowice is one of the epicenters for cultural events in southern Poland. It is impossible to list all of the events, as many occur without any regular schedule.

To get up-to-date information, it is suggested to have a look at internet releases from conventional press organs like Ultramaryna or the cultural pages of Gazeta Wyborcza , bringing cultural news for the entire metropolitan region.

Below is a list of events that happen at regular schedule. As one of the most populated urban areas in the country, Katowice and its surrounding metropolitan area contains a large degree of higher educational institutions to choose from.

For non-Polish speakers, consult with the universities first to see if there are courses that are offered in your native language, whether it be English or another.

The Silesia region particularly Katowice is a major business center of Poland. As Silesian Voivodeship is the main industrial hub in the country, its economy was primarily focused on coal, metallurgy, energetics, and chemicals in the recent past.

Nowadays, it is converting to a more modern profile, including services, information technology, and conventions. There are several institutions supporting the development and economic growth of the Silesian Metropolis:.

There is also a company-organizer for the numerous trade shows and fairs in Katowice: International Katowice Fair [66].

For those interested in renting office spaces there are various offers. For 19th and 20th century adapted houses and old factories like B-class old printing house [67] to A class skyscrapers.

The two most noticable are the Altus and Chorzowska Mariacka Street [71] has the highest density of drinking establishments, among others:.

Wifi Internet access points are on the rise across Katowice. Pronounced in Polish as wee-fee , many businesses will advertise wifi access with a sign on their windows.

Some common chain cafes and central locations offering wifi access points are:. Katowice is generally a very safe city to stay in, and should not cause concern for visitors.

In previous years, the rail station was a magnet for petty thefts, although since its refurbishment and expansion, this has considerably decreased.

As in other European cities, people should keep their wits, particularly in crowded places. However, visitors will be more than able to get around and pantomime to be understood.

Thankfully for English speakers, English can be widely understood by many younger Poles below the ages of 30 to Older Poles may potentially have some knowledge of Russian or German.

Related Slavic languages, such as Czech and Slovak , are also partially understood, albeit with several humorous differences.

The easiest way for tourists to avoid any potential language problems would be to learn a few key Polish words and phrases , a fact that will not be lost with Katowicians.

Additionally, the border with the Czech Republic is also within easy reach. Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

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Katowice Contents 1 Understand 1. Understand [ edit ] Katowice sits at the intersection of major road and rail routes connecting Poland to the rest of Europe in all directions, making the city relatively easy to get in and out of.

History [ edit ] Downtown Katowice. Get in [ edit ] By plane [ edit ] Katowice Pyrzowice Airport. The interior of Katowice railway station.

By bus [ edit ] Long-distance bus services will arrive at Dworzec Autobusowy Katowice sometimes abbreviated as D. Get around [ edit ] Public transport [ edit ] The Katowice tram network.

One ride ticket price: Plac Oddzialow Mlodziezy Powstanczej the "Silesia" hotel ul. Piotr Skargi the "Katowice" hotel Korfantego Av.

Once a dilapidated part of the city, St. Today, this pedestrianized zone has become a popular place for Katowicians attracted by its many pubs and growing number of restaurants.

At the end of the street is St. Cathedral of Christ the King Polish: Built between to , the Cathedral of Christ the King is the largest cathedral in Poland.

Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral in Its dome is a familiar site in the Katowice skyline 3rd of May Street Polish: Often cited as one of the most expensive streets in the country, the busy ul.

The street runs next to the central railway station, and is home to numerous shops, restaurants and tram stops. Between to , the street was extensively modernized and refurbished.

Completed in , this indoor sports arena and concert hall has been described as a tilted UFO landing in the middle of a city. Indeed, its unusual part socialist, part science fiction design have made the Spodek one of the most famous arenas in the country and a symbol of the city.

Michael the Archangel Polish: Michael the Archangel is the oldest structure in the city. Silesian Insurgents Monument Polish: A communist-era monument unveiled in , this winged memorial commemorates the Polish insurgents of the three Silesian Rebellions between to , who fought Weimar German forces in Upper Silesia in order for the region to join the Second Polish Republic.

The cemetery was partially destroyed by occupying German forces during World War II, but thankfully much survived. In recent years, refurbishment efforts have begun to restore the burial grounds.

In the park there are several restaurants and cafes, a zoo, a planetarium, an ethnographic museum, and a gondola "Elka. Within the park is the Katowice Parachute Tower, built in and originally used as a training ground for parachutists.

Workers colony from beginning of 20 century composed by tiny houses with gardens. A complex of six houses built in for nine American families from Montana.

Murcki A lovely district located near the oldest still working coal mine in Europe. Neoromanesque Franciscan church and monastery located in Panewniki district.

Neogothic church located in Bogucice district with beautiful polychromies. Neobaroque church with interesting polychromy just near the main road from Sosnowiec to Katowice.

Settlement of Stars Osiedle Gwiazdy. Modernist settlement not far from city center having its name by star-shaped apartment houses. Big forest area with many nature reserves and walking paths in Murcki district.

Big forest area in Panewniki district with many walking paths and many artificial ponds. Neogothic church in Szopienice district with lovely polychromies and stain glass windows.

Barbara and Janina ponds. Two lovely ponds hidden in the forest in Giszowiec district. A small pond in the city center green area.

Lake located in Stawiki Lake Complex inhabited by many water birds like swans. Museums [ edit ] Silesian Museum Polish: A fascinating museum detailing the industrial, artistic, and cultural history of the Silesian region.

Significant parts of the downtown and inner suburbs were demolished during the occupation. The post-war period of Katowice was characterised by the time of heavy industry development in the Upper Silesian region, which helped the city in regaining its status as the most industrialised Polish city and a major administrative centre.

As the city developed so briskly, the s marked a significant increase in its population and an influx of migrants from the Eastern Borderlands , the so-called Kresy.

The city area began to quickly expand by incorporating the neighbouring communes and counties. However, the thriving industrial city also had a dark period in its short but meaningful history.

In this way the Polish Communist Party and the socialist authority wanted to pay tribute to the dictator. The new name never got accepted by the citizens and in the former Polish name was restored.

The following decades were more memorable in the history of Katowice. Regardless of its industrial significance, it started to become an important cultural and educational centre in Central and Eastern Europe.

In the University of Silesia , the largest and most valued college in the area, was founded. Simultaneously the construction of large housing estates began to evolve.

The s and s saw the evolution of modernist architecture and functionalism. Katowice eventually developed into one of the most modernist post-war cities of Poland.

One of the most dramatic events in the history of the city occurred on 16 December It was then that 9 protesters died 7 were shot dead; 2 died from injury complications and another 21 were wounded in the pacification of Wujek Coal Mine.

The economy of Katowice has been transforming from the heavy industry of steel and coal mines into "one of the most attractive investment areas for modern economy branches in Central Europe".

The Katowice Expo Centre Katowickie Centrum Wystawiennicze organises trade fairs or exhibitions and attracts investors from all over the world.

Katowice is an urban community in the Silesian Voivodeship in south-west Poland. It is central district of the Silesian Metropolis —a metropolis with a population of two million.

It lies between the Vistula and Oder rivers. The average temperature is 8. Yearly rainfall averages at At present, the city of Katowice is inhabited mostly by Poles and ethnic Silesians , but also by several minorities of Germans, Czechs and Moravians.

Over the years this diversity has strongly reflected on local architecture such as tenement housing and state buildings. The recent Polish census showed that the Silesians are the largest ethnic minority in Poland, with Germans being second on the list.

Both of these minorities mostly live in the Silesian region. It is therefore the most multicultural province and voivodeship of Poland.

Most pre-war citizens excluding Poles were violently expelled by the new authorities. This resulted in a large group of exiled Silesians living in present-day Germany, creating a new association of Landsmannschaft Schlesien.

One of its most notable spokesmen and leaders is the Christian Democratic Union politician Herbert Hupka. During the war, the Nazi occupant committed severe crimes against the local Gypsy and Jewish communities.

Most of them were eventually killed or transported by cattle wagons to concentration camps such as Auschwitz for complete extermination.

Katowice lies in the centre of the largest conurbation in Poland, one of the largest in the European Union , numbering about 2. The Katowice urban area consists of about 40 adjacent cities and towns, the whole Silesian metropolitan area mostly within the Upper Silesian Coal Basin over 50 cities or towns.

The metropolitan area has a population of 5,, In , Katowice and 14 adjacent cities united as the Upper Silesian Metropolis.

In the union planned to unite these cities in one city under the name "Silesia", but this proved unsuccessful. The Katowice conurbation comprises settlements which have evolved because of the mining of metal ores, coal and raw rock materials.

The inhabitants of a large mining community like Katowice, and local administrations within the conurbation, which have only evolved due to mining, are a subject to overall decline after the liquidation of coal mines and factories.

This is one of the reasons which led to the development of the service sector, including office spaces, shopping centres and tourism.

Katowice did not originate as a medieval town. The city centre was beginning to form in the midth century when it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia and had an ethnic German majority.

The buildings of the time are decorated in an eclectic style mostly Renaissance with elements of Baroque and elements of Art Nouveau style Polish: By the end of the nineteenth century the centre was being referred to as a "little Paris" due to the presence of Parisian-styled tenement houses.

Between the s and s many socialist apartment blocks were constructed around the inner suburbs. Notable examples from that period include a multipurpose arena complex called Spodek and parts of Koszutka district.

Katowice is one of the few cities in Poland where nearly all architectural styles are present. For instance, the Market square in Katowice Polish: Rynek Katowicki is surrounded by a vast majority of buildings and edifices representing styles such as neoclassicism , modernism , socialist realism and contemporary-modern.

Some tenements have neogothic elements, which are an outstanding example of this type in Central and Eastern Europe.

The street outlines, especially within the older inner districts, closely resemble the ones in Paris. These, however, mostly adorned the city center and not working-class outer suburbs.

Unfortunately many old majestic buildings were demolished in the s to make space for monumental modern blocks.

Among other reasons for their destruction was the immense architectural detail which once represented the wealth of local industrialists and property owners.

Today, the marketplace and several nearby streets with shopping promenades are closed to traffic. Katowice is a large coal and steel center.

Katowice is a large business and trade fair center. Every year in Katowice International Fair and Spodek , tens of international trade fairs are organized.

Katowice has the second largest business centre in Poland after Warsaw Business Centre. Katowice is the cultural centre of the entire Silesian agglomeration inhabited by over two million people and one of the leading cultural spots in Poland.

This also includes hosting gatherings and exhibitions well as film and musical events. Annual musical festivals such as the Rawa Blues , the Tauron New Music Festival, the Silesian Jazz Festival, the Mayday Festival and other concerts, which attract yearly hundreds of thousands of tourists from the entire country.

The Silesian Philharmonic also has its seat in Katowice. The opening of a new architectural complex of the National Polish Radio Orchestra took place in A showcase for Katowice is the "Camerata Silesia" - an ensemble aimed at promoting the city in Poland and overseas.

Classical music also plays significant role in Katowice and the city annually becomes a venue for numerous classical concerts and festivals.

Several other galleries feature exhibitions of the works by artists from abroad alongside with film screenings, workshops for children and public fairs.

Katowice is a large scientific centre. It has over 20 schools of higher education , at which over , people study.

Additional services are operated by private companies and the state-owned railways. Silesian Interurbans - one of the largest tram systems in the world, in existence since It spreads for more than 50 kilometres 31 miles east-west and covers 14 districts of the Upper Silesian Metropolis.

Because of the long distance to the airport, there is a proposal to convert the much closer sport aviation Katowice-Muchowiec Airport into a city airport for smaller, business-oriented traffic.

Upper Silesian Railway reached the area in Katowice Central Station is one of the main railway nodes and exchange points in Poland.

It has replaced the old Katowice historic train station. The city has direct connections among others with Warsaw , Cracow , Szczecin and Gdynia.

It was a national stadium of Poland, with more than 50 international matches of the Poland national football team played here and around 30 matches in UEFA competitions.

Katowice is twinned with:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Kattowitz disambiguation.

At each bus-stop there is an information board with bus routes and where they go. The full map with bus routes is usually available in City Information Centre near Rynek adress: Rynek 13; employees are multilingual.

There are also trams which transport passengers within the city and beyond the limits of the city. The same ticket type is used in bus and tram.

Katowice offers many different tickets. One-zone ticket is suitable for traveling in the city limits. Zone bus stations overstepping it in a bus or a tram means that one must buy next one-zone ticket or continue traveling with ticket suitable for more zones usually are placed at the border of cities.

Consider, if it is better to use one-ride ticket, week-ticket or monthly ticket. In the bus or the tram only one kind of ticket is available for sell - for three or more zones, for 4,20 PLN or 2,10 PLN with reduced rate.

One-ride tickets could be bought even in grocery stores. When ticket inspector approaches one must show ticket and proper document which allows to use reduced rate tickets.

When you take a taxi, always ask for the price beforehand unless you are willing to pay anything. Different types of taxis can charge very different prices which can vary up to 5 times the regular fare depending on location and time.

Thanks to massive revitalization projects in the city center in recent years, Katowice has started to lift its notorious reputation as a industrial gray landscape.

There are two open air swimming pools Bugla and Rolna. Katowice is blessed with a lively theatrical scene ranking among one of the best in the country.

Unfortunately for non-Polish speakers, the scene is largely restricted to the Polish language , meaning that most productions will be linguistically inaccessible for visiting foreigners.

However, there are occasional productions offered in English. Katowice is one of the epicenters for cultural events in southern Poland. It is impossible to list all of the events, as many occur without any regular schedule.

To get up-to-date information, it is suggested to have a look at internet releases from conventional press organs like Ultramaryna or the cultural pages of Gazeta Wyborcza , bringing cultural news for the entire metropolitan region.

Below is a list of events that happen at regular schedule. As one of the most populated urban areas in the country, Katowice and its surrounding metropolitan area contains a large degree of higher educational institutions to choose from.

For non-Polish speakers, consult with the universities first to see if there are courses that are offered in your native language, whether it be English or another.

The Silesia region particularly Katowice is a major business center of Poland. As Silesian Voivodeship is the main industrial hub in the country, its economy was primarily focused on coal, metallurgy, energetics, and chemicals in the recent past.

Nowadays, it is converting to a more modern profile, including services, information technology, and conventions. There are several institutions supporting the development and economic growth of the Silesian Metropolis:.

There is also a company-organizer for the numerous trade shows and fairs in Katowice: International Katowice Fair [66].

For those interested in renting office spaces there are various offers. For 19th and 20th century adapted houses and old factories like B-class old printing house [67] to A class skyscrapers.

The two most noticable are the Altus and Chorzowska Mariacka Street [71] has the highest density of drinking establishments, among others:.

Wifi Internet access points are on the rise across Katowice. Pronounced in Polish as wee-fee , many businesses will advertise wifi access with a sign on their windows.

Some common chain cafes and central locations offering wifi access points are:. Katowice is generally a very safe city to stay in, and should not cause concern for visitors.

In previous years, the rail station was a magnet for petty thefts, although since its refurbishment and expansion, this has considerably decreased.

As in other European cities, people should keep their wits, particularly in crowded places. However, visitors will be more than able to get around and pantomime to be understood.

Thankfully for English speakers, English can be widely understood by many younger Poles below the ages of 30 to Older Poles may potentially have some knowledge of Russian or German.

Related Slavic languages, such as Czech and Slovak , are also partially understood, albeit with several humorous differences. The easiest way for tourists to avoid any potential language problems would be to learn a few key Polish words and phrases , a fact that will not be lost with Katowicians.

Additionally, the border with the Czech Republic is also within easy reach. Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Retrieved from " https: Has custom banner Articles needing style fixes Usable articles Poland All destination articles Pages linked to a data item for a disambiguation Articles needing IsPartOf category.

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 29 January , at Text is available under [http: Privacy policy About Wikitravel Terms of use Mobile view.

Katowice Contents 1 Understand 1. Understand [ edit ] Katowice sits at the intersection of major road and rail routes connecting Poland to the rest of Europe in all directions, making the city relatively easy to get in and out of.

History [ edit ] Downtown Katowice. Get in [ edit ] By plane [ edit ] Katowice Pyrzowice Airport. The interior of Katowice railway station.

By bus [ edit ] Long-distance bus services will arrive at Dworzec Autobusowy Katowice sometimes abbreviated as D. Get around [ edit ] Public transport [ edit ] The Katowice tram network.

One ride ticket price: Plac Oddzialow Mlodziezy Powstanczej the "Silesia" hotel ul. Piotr Skargi the "Katowice" hotel Korfantego Av. Once a dilapidated part of the city, St.

Today, this pedestrianized zone has become a popular place for Katowicians attracted by its many pubs and growing number of restaurants.

At the end of the street is St. Cathedral of Christ the King Polish: Built between to , the Cathedral of Christ the King is the largest cathedral in Poland.

Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral in Its dome is a familiar site in the Katowice skyline 3rd of May Street Polish: Often cited as one of the most expensive streets in the country, the busy ul.

The street runs next to the central railway station, and is home to numerous shops, restaurants and tram stops.

Between to , the street was extensively modernized and refurbished. Completed in , this indoor sports arena and concert hall has been described as a tilted UFO landing in the middle of a city.

Indeed, its unusual part socialist, part science fiction design have made the Spodek one of the most famous arenas in the country and a symbol of the city.

Michael the Archangel Polish: Michael the Archangel is the oldest structure in the city. Silesian Insurgents Monument Polish: A communist-era monument unveiled in , this winged memorial commemorates the Polish insurgents of the three Silesian Rebellions between to , who fought Weimar German forces in Upper Silesia in order for the region to join the Second Polish Republic.

The cemetery was partially destroyed by occupying German forces during World War II, but thankfully much survived.

In recent years, refurbishment efforts have begun to restore the burial grounds. In the park there are several restaurants and cafes, a zoo, a planetarium, an ethnographic museum, and a gondola "Elka.

Within the park is the Katowice Parachute Tower, built in and originally used as a training ground for parachutists. Workers colony from beginning of 20 century composed by tiny houses with gardens.

A complex of six houses built in for nine American families from Montana. Murcki A lovely district located near the oldest still working coal mine in Europe.

Neoromanesque Franciscan church and monastery located in Panewniki district. Neogothic church located in Bogucice district with beautiful polychromies.

Neobaroque church with interesting polychromy just near the main road from Sosnowiec to Katowice. Settlement of Stars Osiedle Gwiazdy.

Modernist settlement not far from city center having its name by star-shaped apartment houses. Big forest area with many nature reserves and walking paths in Murcki district.

Big forest area in Panewniki district with many walking paths and many artificial ponds. Neogothic church in Szopienice district with lovely polychromies and stain glass windows.

Barbara and Janina ponds. Two lovely ponds hidden in the forest in Giszowiec district. A small pond in the city center green area. Lake located in Stawiki Lake Complex inhabited by many water birds like swans.

Museums [ edit ] Silesian Museum Polish: A fascinating museum detailing the industrial, artistic, and cultural history of the Silesian region.

In , the museum moved to the sprawling grounds of a former coal mine next to the city center, all of which has been completely revitalized.

The museum has art and an interactive walk through the history of Silesia. The museum is free on Tuesdays. Katowice Historical Museum Polish: Muzeum Historii Katowic [27].

A museum detailing the historical life of Katowice and the surrounding Silesian Metropolis, this institution is divided into several parts, with its main building on ul.

Szafranka 9 near the main railway station. The museum also operates the Church of St. Historical Museum of Computers and Information Polish: A fine museum detailing the evolution of computer technology, geared to computer enthusiasts and young adults.

A modern art gallery, featuring contemporary photography and objects. Wilson Shaft Gallery Polish: Galeria Szyb Wilson [30].

The largest private gallery of its kind in Poland and housed in a former industrial building named after American President Woodrow Wilson, the gallery houses modern artwork from domestic and foreign artists.

The gallery is also frequently used for concerts, balls and parties. Parnas Contemporary Art Gallery Polish: A modern art gallery featuring contemporary Polish artists.

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