|About Katowice||When we think about Katowice, we most probably associate it with mines, miners and coal, rather than with sightseeing, and we couldn’t be more mistaken. Admittedly, that’s not a richly historical city, the fate made it what it is, yet it’s still worth a visit since the palette of attractions to choose from is pretty impressive, indeed.|
|Unique buildings||The mining districts Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec stand out as a truly exceptional development example, built at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. If seen from high above, the housing estates appear to look like a theatre auditorium with a stage located in the middle of it all (the Liberation Square – Plac Wyzwolenia). In fact, these are nine brick buildings connected with each other as well as the Neo-Baroque St. Anna Church (Kościół św. Anny). The red brick does give it a raw, yet very admirable look.|
|Diverse architecture||At the end of the 19th century, Katowice was called the Little Paris. Now, it is in fact a unique fusion of various architectonic styles, with lots of admirable buildings and monuments. You’ll find here a bit of Neo-renaissance, Neo-Baroque, Modernism and even of Socrealism.|
|Oasis of Culture||Katowice is also a well-known centre of the cultural life in Poland. Without even the slightest shade of doubt, you should pay a visit to one of the local theatres, like for instance the Silesian Theatre (Teatr Śląski, opened in 1907), Puppet and Actor Theatre Ateneum (Teatr Lalki i Aktora Ateneum), Korez Theatre and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Students of the only Jazz Academy of Music in Poland will surely confirm this city is literally bursting with music. And fans coming here for various festivals, concerts as well as a whole range of other events taking place at the Spodek Arena, in all the parks and gardens of the city will help you pick up something fancy.|
|About Tychy||Katowice and Tychy are often – quite unjustly – considered to be merely Silesian cities without any particular importance to them. Yet, Tychy is a must on your to-see list, and we will gladly tell you why. This remarkable place offers you more than 150 ha of green parks and even as much as 2 ha of forest within the city borders. Thus, whatever you might have heard about it, it’s not a black, but a green city, indeed.|
What pops into your mind first when you think about Tychy? Well, the Tyskie Brewery, of course! Why don’t you pay a brief (or quite a long one, if you wish) visit to the Princely Brewery with a malthouse and a brewhouse where one of the best-known brands of the Polish beer is produced. At present, the Brewery is owned by the Kompania Piwowarska S.A. Bear in mind, it is the oldest – still active – brewery in all of our country. Yet, not only does the city offer you the Tyskie Brewing Museum, but also fascinating spectacles performed at the Little Theatre (Teatr Mały) or the Connoisseur’s Theatre (Teatr Konesera).
|Active relaxation||If you yearn for some relaxation in the open air, the Paprocańskie Lake is the right choice for you. You’ll find here a whole myriad of walking trails, biking routes and catering points. Not only can you enjoy sun or water bathing, but also relax under a tree where the heating sun can’t touch you. Anglers are most welcome to try some fishing and those who feel like letting their hair down a little bit will surely find the local water equipment rental most attractive, indeed.
|Attractions for the Little Ones||The Tychy Aquapark has so much to offer to the Little Ones! A ravishing pool with an artificial wave, external pools as well as crazy slides both for adults and kids. Not without a reason, then, one of the top attractions of the city.|