It was a very quick visit. I decided to go to Katowice because I didn’t agree with the statement that the silesian voivodeship is the worst region in Poland and basically has nothing to offer.
I packed my backpack, took my boyfriend and went to discover Katowice.
On the square in front of the main railway station, there’s a huge Gingerbread Man, I don’t have a bloody idea why and I think it has way too many little small lamps and it generates a lot of light but well, have a ook and decide 😉
We went to the hotel to eat something and relax after the time we spent in the train 🙂
Katowice is a region which experienced a lot of historical moments in the past (not so old, though) and there are monuments now built in order to commemorate the fight for the freedom of Poland.
The monument built in memory of silesian scouts’ martyr’s death who resisted the German soldiers and goons in September, 1939. The monument commemorates also those scouts who died or were murdered in the subsequent years of Hitler occupation.
The monument is located in the neighbourhood of already non-existing tenement house yard on the Zamkowa 2 Street where Germans murdered several dozens of boy and girl scouts and participants of Silesia Uprising on the 4th of September, 1939.
Below: September Scots Monument and Silesian Insurgents Monument
There is also this unique district called Nikiszowiec. Why is it so unique? Originally, it was workers’ housing estate exclusively for those miners who worked in Giesche mine.
Now, it is just an administrative part of Katowice where people have quite a number of small museums 🙂
Obviously, one of the biggest tourists’ attraction of Katowice – beautiful Spodek 🙂
And the son of the silesian land
For more of different stories, I cordially invite you to visit Mofosuperheroe thank you! 🙂
12 thoughts on “The Land of Confusion – Katowice”
This is a lovely post! I enjoyed it very much along with the title which stirred memories of a very beautiful song. 🙂
That was my purpose 🙂 Thank you very much! <3
My pleasure 🙂 💚
I love Poland! But I’ve only passed through Katowice once, changing buses there, and unfortunately it didn’t make such a good impression. But it looks so different from your view here, thanks for showing it this way!
I’m planning to visit Katowice once again sometime in the future and if you’d like to join me then hit me! 😀 Generally I think that the undiscovered places are the best! you can discover a lot of cool places stories there! 🙂
A lot of my husband’s family is in Poland but we haven’t had time to make the trip in so long! 😔I really miss it, hopefully another visit is on the horizon soon 🤞
keep my fingers crossed for you!! 🙂 xoxo
Interesting to learn a bit about a place I know nothing about.
Exactly! I’ve also known nothing much about Katowice maybe except for some information about mines but Silesia appears to have much to offer! xoxo
Interesting post and stunning photos. Thank you for sharing this information about Katowice.
Thank you & you’re welcome! People don”t usually appreciate Katowice but in fact it is a very nice city! 🙂
Beautiful place. Wish to visit it someday. Thank you, Kasia 🙂