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The Silesia


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Title: The Silesia

  • The beginning of urban settlement in Upper
    Silesia dates back to the 13th century. People
    cannot believe that towns such as Gliwice and
    Bytom are over 750 years old.
  • It is said that Tarnowskie Góry are the oldest
    mining centres in Europe. Upper Silesia has the
    richest hard coal deposits in Europe. With its
    concentration of coal mines and various
    industries Upper Silesia is the most important
    place for the Polish economy.

  • The Region is a significant centre of science,
    culture and education.
  • The Province of Silesia is home to 13
    universities and institutions of higher
    education, over ten science and research
    institutes, 44 museums, 14 theatres, 4
    philharmonic orchestras and dozens of local music

  • Upper Silesia
  • Upper Silesia is the name of the region of
    Poland located in the southern part of the
    country, almost in the very centre of Europe.
  • It has borders with the Czech Republic and
    Slovakia. The main road and rail arteries linking
    Poland with Europe run through the city and
    metropolitan area in an East-West direction,
    (connecting Germany with the Ukraine) and along
    the North-South axis connecting Scandinavian
    countries with Vienna.
  • Average temperature July 17oC December
    -2.7oC. Average rainfall 514 mm.Locations
    above sea level - 178 - 504 m.

  • Katowice is the main city of the Upper Silesia
    Region and the centre of a metropolitan area of
    nearly 3 million inhabitants more than a quarter
    of the population of Poland lives within an
    hour's drive from Katowice. When describing
    Katowice - the capital city of Upper Silesia, one
    cannot avoid the word "great".

Silesia - Katowice
  • The Kosciuszko Park, which has existed since
    1925, belongs to the most famous and frequented
    ones and it is situated at the street of the same
    name. Its beginning dates back to 1888 when a
    municipal park was founded there. The present
    area ot the park is 72 ha. Its arrangement is
    influenced by English gardens-parks, what is
    emphasized by an alley of roses. They turned to
    wild and it used to belong to the most beautiful
    one in Katowice. After dusk the park is lit by
    stylish street lamps but it is not a safe part of
    the town in the evening. In the park there are
    several structures which are worth seeing. Inside
    the park there is a commemorative plaque founded
    for the patron, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, by people of
    Katowice in 1925. The parachute tower also dates
    back to that time, now it is being rebuilt and
    its height is 40 m it was erected as a training

Silesia - Katowice
  • The Silesian Insurgents Monument, 1967, designed
    by G. Zemla - a sculpture - W. Zablocki - an
    architect. One of the best designed Polish
    monuments, very well exposed. A harmonious
    combination of the architecture and the
    sculpture, an appropiate symbolism - the wings
    symbolize the three Silesian uprisings
    1919-1920-1921, on the vertical slopes names of
    places - battlefields. Funded by people from
    Warsaw for Upper Silesia. It is considered to be
    a landmark of the town.

Silesia - Bedzin
  • History
  • 1241 - wooden watchtower was burned by Tatars
    1358 - construction of the Castle is finished
    1574 - Henryk Walezy stops here on his way to
    coronation in Cracow 1588 - Principle
    Maksymilian after defeat on Byczyna ceases his
    right to Polish Throne (so called Bedzin's
    Treaty) 1616 -The city and castle is burned
    castle is rebuilt1655 - the castle is destroyed
    by Swedes in the time of "Potop", the next
    rebuilding 1683 - John III Sobieski stops there
    on his way to the rescue of Vienna. XVIII -
    castle is ruined 1834 -castle is rebuilt in a
    romantic style (architect F. Lanci) castle is
    rebuilt in a romantic style (architect F. Lanci)
    1849 - once again castle becomes a ruin 1956 -
    final reconstruction

Silesia - Chorzów
  • Chorzów, located in the very heart of the
    Katowice agglomeration, was only a few years
    back a typical Upper Silesian centre of huge
  • This one and only nature-recreation complex with
    a funfair, zoological garden, ethnographic park,
    cable railway, as well as the modernised, and
    regarded as the national Silesian Stadium, is
    more and more attractive.