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Katowice Travel Guide: 210 reviews and 474 photos

The travel books don't seem to like Katowice much - but I do ...

It may not have a historic Rynek like many Polish cities, but it's a friendly city with lots of good restaurants, cafes & bars.

As at June 2011 the old train station has been demolished and work is underway on a new one combined with a shopping mall and offices complex - I look forward to seeing that completed as the old station didn't give a good first impression of the city.

There are some general photos of Katowice in my Travelogue below.

  • Last visit to Katowice: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ligaya's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    nice info for my next destination. polska......... thanks.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2007 at 10:16 PM

    What made you go to Katowice?? Very nice page! I will be there next weekend!

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    You have a fantastic eye for photography. I've always appreciated a good balanced field of vision, Ben. ; ) Great tips, too.... Cheers!

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2006 at 12:48 AM

    Very nice page and pictures. Seems that Katowice is worth a visit.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2005 at 4:57 AM

    Thanks for pointing out this hidden gem.

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 1:21 PM

    It's true that Katowice is not a very touristic place, but you show it from a nice angle. Well done!

  • mignonne's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 6:43 AM

    Hi ben,you've got a very nicely done-up page of Katowice-I was also at the museum and Chorzow zoo as well. You've really projected this city very well! ;-) Cheers!

  • Jun 26, 2005 at 7:57 AM

    Katowice is a very old coal mining town. Heavy steel industry there. When Solidarity took over the pollution was so bad that the govt gave gasmasks to all the people living there. Many people have emmigrated. Heavy German influence.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2005 at 1:57 PM

    Hi Ben, It may not be popular but it seemed that many of of the road signs out of Krakow used Katowice for their reference point. It's all interesting...Tom

  • vysnaite's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2004 at 1:58 PM

    I've passed by Katowice a couple of times, this time I'm going to see it - will be there for New Year! =)



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