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Tour are available from Katowice, Sosnowiec, Dabrowa Gornicza, Bielsko Biala and most cities in Upper Silesia
Katowice / Katowitz
Airport Transfers from Katowice Pyrzowice Airport
Katowice is the capital of Upper Silesia and the center of nearly three million inhabitants and economic region , the land of coal mines, steel mills and heavy industry. It is also an important cultural and scientific center – home to many institutes , universities , theaters and galleries. Through the town run the main road and rail arteries connecting Poland with Europe in all directions, with the International Airport “Katowice” in nearby Pyrzowice
Tours from Katowice, Bielsko-Biala and other cities in Upper Silesia:
– Auschwitz –Birkenau Tour A concentration camp created by the Nazis in 1940 a place of terror and genocide a symbol of Holocaust. A collective grave of 1,5 million victims of the Nazi extermination.
– Jewish Hearitage Sites in Upper Silesia Region : Bedzin, Bielsko–Biala, Bytom, Chorzow, Czestochowa, Czeladz, Dzabrowa Gornicza, Gliwice, Katowice, Sosnowiec, Tarnowskie Gory, Zabrze, Zarki, Biala Prudnicka, Jaworzno, Mikolow, Cieszowa, Biala Prudnicka, Ziebice, Lelow, Krzepice, Praszka, Cieszyn
– Nikiszowiec is a working-class housing estate built in 1908-1915 for the minrs. It is Katowice district of a unique and enchanting atmosphere.
–Giszowiec is a residential district for miners which was build in concept based on the garden city idea similar to the British cottage houses.
– Historic Coal Mine “Guido”. It was established in 1855 after extracting the coal the Mine was change for experimental mine. Nowadays is opened for visitors, you can go down up to 320 m level underground and discover old mining tools and machinery
– Queen Luiza Mining Museum is the oldest Coal Mine in area of Katowice. You can see the working steam engine which dates back to 1915, and other machinery, pistons, dials, pipes.
The “Queen Louise” Mining Heritage Park, Zabrze
The complex of monumental mining objects with an operating steam engine from 1915 and the shaft tower. The possibility of visiting the underground headings and workings dating back to the beginning of 19th century, travelling by the underground railway as well as the presentation of the monumental and contemporary mining devices in operation.
– Jasna Gora (Bright Mountain) Czestochowa monastery of the Pauline Order in Jasna Gora with the Miraculous Painting of Our Lady – the spiritual capital of Poland. A treasure house including objects of historical interest and a destination of numerous pilgrimages of pope John Paul II
– Trail of the Engels’ Nests – Picturesque ruins of medieval castles and watchtowers built like eagle nests on tops of steep limestone rocks. The castle in Ogrodzieniec is a place of many open-air events, concerts and knights’ tournaments. The Bedzin castle houses an interesting collection of weapon and armament.
– Historic Mine of Silver, Lead and Zinc Ores – Tarnowskie Gory A wide labyrinth of partially flooded underground galleries and post-mine headings. A tourist route of 1700 m, including a 270 m long section covered by boats. In the area next to the mine there is a heritage park of steam machinery.
– The Radio Station Tower in Gliwice The Gliwice ‘Eiffel Tower’ (111 m high) – an example pf a unique wooden construction on a world scale. A historic place of the so-called Gliwice provocation which constituted Hitler’s pretext for the outbreak of the II World War.
– Bledowska Desert Located between Błędów and Klucze, the largest area of volatile sands in Poland, the only natural desert in Poland, partially covered with flora characteristic of that region.
-Hunting Lodge in Promnice Beautiful landscapes, princely interiors, a luxurious hotel, delicious venison dishes prepared by Culinary Champions of Poland. This all can be found in that 19th century Hunting Lodge situated in Pszczyna Primeval Forest.
-Tyskie Brewery and Museum of Brewing Industry in Tychy. The Tyskie Browary Museum is located in the town of Tychy. It has tradition of brewing beer for almost 400 years. Tyskie Gronie beer is Poland best selling beer. Tour takes about 2,5 hours with English speaking guide, it takes visitors trough the entire brewing process.
-Castle of Pszczyna Museum , Bison and Wild Animals pen and Wooden Churches.
The Museum has its seat in the Pszczyna Castle. It was built in XI and XII c. the castle was later rebuilt and modernized into a presentable three-wing residance. Museum is rich in historic furnishings, castle interiors are very well restored. Pszczyna Castle has a 2 ha English landscape garden
Bison pens is situated only a few hundred meters from the Pszczyna Old Town. Animals can be seen from the viewing platform which allowed yoy to watch their behaviors and habits. In the courtyard you can see not only the habits of bison , the largest mammal in Europe, but also learn about other animals inhabiting the southern Poland like: mouflons , red deers, roe deers , fallow deers and other inhabitants.
Wooden Churches XVII c. -Southern Poland in known for wooden architecture, mainly churches, which are a very important part of the cultural heritage of this region.
– Gondola Railway to Szyndzielnia in Bielsko-Biala over 1800 m long gondola railway to the top of Szyndzielnia, from which you can admire a beautiful panorama of Bielsko-Biala and the Beskidy Mountains. A starting point for picturesque mountain routes.
Mount Zar in Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie. A cable railway to Mount Zar to a modern winter sports centre, as well as the gliding and parachuting centre of the Beskidy Mountains. At the top of the mountain there is a water reservoir of the pumped storage power station with over 2 million m3 of water.
Skiing – Uston, Wisla, Szczyrk, Korbielow, Istebna. The Beskidy Mountains are the best place to spend leisure time in an active way, especially in winter. Over 200 km of ski runs and 150 ski lifts make perfect conditions for skiing and snowboarding.
Zywiec Brewery and Museum of Brewing Industry. Zywiec beer has been the most recognizable brand in Poland and in the world for many years. You can visit the brewery and Museum as well taste the beer on the spot.
Zywieckie Lake in Żywiec is one of the biggest wather reservoirs located in picturesque surroundings of Beskid Zywiecki Mountains. A popular place of water sports in particular sailing and windsurfing.
Lace in Koniakow, Istebna and Jaworzynka. A place of highlanders’ folklore, where the folk tradition of handicraft is cultivated. The world famous ‘lace’, which is used to produce tablecloths, dollies and even underwear, comes from this place.