Katowice

A historical urban city in Poland.

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Summary

Katowice is a large business, conference and trade fair center. Unlike most other large Polish cities, Katowice did not originate as a medieval town. Katowice's urban layout is a result of expansion and annexation of various towns, industrial worker estates, and villages.

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Reasons to visit Katowice

  • The city has a unique industrial history, which can be explored through its architecture and monuments.
  • Most of the city centre in Katowice developed in late 19th and early 20th century, when it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia and had a German-speaking majority.
  • Market square and adjacent streets, the so-called "Great Market Square of Katowice" or "Old town of Katowice" contains many historic buildings.
  • Katowice is a vibrant and progressive artistic community, particularly around musical arts, making it one of the leading cultural spots in Poland.

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Why is Katowice worth visiting?
  • The city has a unique industrial history, which can be explored through its architecture and monuments.
  • Most of the city centre in Katowice developed in late 19th and early 20th century, when it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia and had a German-speaking majority.
  • Market square and adjacent streets, the so-called "Great Market Square of Katowice" or "Old town of Katowice" contains many historic buildings.
  • Katowice is a vibrant and progressive artistic community, particularly around musical arts, making it one of the leading cultural spots in Poland.
What are the best day trips from Katowice?
  • Kraków
  • Kraków
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Częstochowa
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Zywiec Brewery Museum
  • Cieszyn
  • Moszna Castle