Katowice is a city located in southern Poland and is the center of cultural and economic life in Upper Silesia – a region of the Silesia province. The city has been classified as a Gamma – global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network and is a center of commerce, business, transportation, and culture in southern Poland.

Over 40% of its area is covered with forests, which along with parks and green squares are an excellent place for recreation and rest.

Katowice is also known for its industrial setting as it was built on coal wealth. The rural village that once snoozed here exploded into a modern industrial city in the 19th century.

Zinc Rolling Mill Museum of Metallurgy

The Walcownia Zinc Metallurgy Museum presents the history of zinc metallurgy in Upper Silesia, as well as one of the largest collections of historic Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles in Poland. Industry-related tourist attractions are popular, and visitors can admire historic machines, vehicles and a technological line for the production of zinc sheets.

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Performance hall ,,Spodek”

Spodek is an entertainment and sports hall in Katowice, built in 1971, known for its characteristic construction resembling a flying saucer. The facility offers various functions, such as a sports hall, an entertainment hall, an ice rink, a gymnasium/gym.

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Silesian Museum

The Silesian Museum is located on the site of the former „Katowice” mine and combines modern architecture with historic buildings. It was established in 1929 and got its current seat in 2015. The museum’s offer includes permanent exhibitions, such as Polish art galleries, an educational space for children, and interactive exhibitions about the history of Upper Silesia.

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Three Ponds Valley

One of the most charming corners of Katowice. An extremely picturesque place located in the middle of the city – it reminds us a bit of downtown oases and lagoons that can be found in large cities in Australia. There are bike paths and cool running areas, volleyball courts, a city bike rental point and even a beach.


Nikiszowiec is a historical, over 100-year-old district of Katowice, characterized by red brick buildings, originally created for miners and their families. The estate was self-sufficient, with houses, shops, schools and a church, and there is a market in the center.

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Jumpcity Katowice

Jumpcity Katowice is a trampoline park where you can fulfill your dreams of flying. There are huge pools with sponges, several dozen trampolines, a gladiator zone and even special trampolines for practicing dunks to the basket

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Wilson Shaft Gallery

In Nikiszowiec there is the largest private art gallery in Poland, located in the former buildings of the Wilson shaft of the „Giesche” coal mine. The gallery presents contemporary art, including sculptures, paintings and installations, counteracting stereotypes about boring, industrial Silesia

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Silesian Center of Freedom and Solidarity

The Silesian Center of Freedom and Solidarity is a modern museum in Katowice that has attracted the interest of many people on social media. The exhibition, located on three levels, is located in the former warehouses of working clothes of the „Wujek” Mine – the site of the tragic events of December 16, 1981

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Murcki Forest

The Murcków forests are a vast forest area within the administrative borders of Katowice, Tychy and Mysłowice. Their fragment, containing the remains of the Silesian Forest, has been protected as a nature reserve.

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Mariacka Street in Katowice

One of the most important streets in Katowice Śródmieście district. Its name comes from St. Mary’s Church, to which it leads. In 2008, the street was transformed into a promenade. Many restaurants and bars can be found there

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