Attempts to commemorate the victims of the communist crime of December 16, 1981 were taken immediately after the pacification of the mine, but all the symbols were instantly destroyed by the communist authorities. The monument was unveiled on December 15, 1991. It was designed by Alina and Andrzej Grzybowski. The monument consists of a 33-meter-tall cross and an urn with the soil from the graves of the nine miners. In the Memorial Museum we can see a documentary and an exhibition with a display illustrating the tragic events, accompanied by the sounds of tanks, helicopters and guns, which makes you feel the horror of the pacification.
The wooden church, still standing at the highest point Kosciuszko Park in Katowice Brynów, is a building erected in the early sixteenth century and moved to this place from Syrynia, a district of Rybnik in 1938. It is the oldest monument in Katowice. Next to the church, there is a seventeenth-century bell tower, which was moved here along with the shrine. The whole complex is surrounded by a stylish wooden fence with three gates. The church moved here at the initiative of the then mayor Adam Kocur - a future priest The property is located on the Silesian Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
In Panewniki, a south-western district of Katowice, on can find a historic Franciscan monastery, which is visited especially by numerous people at Christmas time, because of the Europe's largest altar Christmas crib. The Basilica of Saint Louis the King and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the monastery buildings were built in the neo-Romanesque style in the early twentieth century. Noteworthy are also the Lourdes Grotto, the Panewniki Calvary and a church graveyard.
The Tadeusz Kościuszko Park in Katowice is the largest municipal park in the capital of Upper Silesia. The beginnings of the garden areas to the south of the city center date back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was then named the South Park. In 1925, it changed its name to Tadeusz Kościuszko. Currently, the park occupies 72 hectares. We will encounter almost 100 species of trees and shrubs here, as well as historical artifacts - such as a parachute tower or a wooden church of Saint Michael the Archangel.
For years, the Katowice Forestry Management has been involved in environmental education and tourism. One of the most interesting projects is the Educational Forest Chamber established in the seat of the Forestry Management in Katowice Panewniki. There you can learn about the species of animals living in the forests of Silesia, and how to distinguish between trees and shrubs, touch animal skins, and visit a reconstructed former forester's office.
The Reserve "Ochojec" lies within the boundaries of Katowice, in the south of the city, in the district Piotrowice-Ochojec. It is part of the Murckowski Forest - a large forest complex, whose parts have been preserved in a state close to natural. The Reserve "Ochojec" belongs to floral reserves. Above all, it protects the most abundant (apart from European mountains) the community of clasping twistedstalk. We can find numerous other protected species of plants and animals in this reserve.
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur...
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natural light, open space offers room for up to 160 guests. The interiors are full of distinctive colours combined with minimalist forms.
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The...
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The traditions of our region blend harmoniously with modernity. The stylish interior of the old engine building give to this place a unique character.
Kuchnia Otwarta Restaurant specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively ...
Kuchnia Otwarta Restaurant specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively on natural and local ingredients. The dining room is open to the kitchen, dishes are serve with the principles of the French service.