Hotel Piramida Katowice Tychy
Paprocany ul. Sikorskiego, Tychy, 43 100, Poland
More about Tychy
MARK IN MY ARMCHAIR :-)
STATUE OF ST. MARY
CHILDREN AND CANDLES
BY OLD CHAPEL AT JOHN PAUL II AVE.
Travel Tips for Tychy
Plattenbau (houses of prefabricated elements)
Most parts of the town were built in the 1970s in the so-called "Plattenbau"-style (prefabricated elements of houses). The roads are mostly four-lane and under an excellent condition. The ground plan of this part of town is like a chessboard.
Well, Matt told me there's also an old core of the city. Hope to see it when I'm here again.
New Tyskie brewery
They built a new, modern brewery and new Tyskie company headquarters a few years ago. It's located oposite the old Prince Brewery, just across Mikolowska Street (highway to Auschwitz = Oswiecim).
Haha, the security guard asked me not to take any pictures there but... I took a few including this one with Kathy. Don't ask me how I did it :-).
Tychy is a relatively young city, however it has a number of historical monuments.
The most significant ones include the historical buildings of the Ksiazecy and Obywatelski Brewery, the palace and park complex from 18th century, Paprocka Steel Works, St. Maria Magdalena's Church and the Hunter's Manor of the Pszczyna Princes in Promnice.
The buildings of Old Tychy are also of historical interest. Typical of the city are numerous old chapels and roadside crucifixes which marked the main traffic routes of the city in the past.
Look at so called new Tychy. People rarely say new Tychy nowadays and only to differ it from the old one.
There are a lot of (hundreds) 5-11 store apartment buidings with hundreds small or very small apartments/flats packed one by one there. They were built in 60'-80': Soviet style buildings you can find in each city on the area covered by former Soviet bloc = more than half of a globe. They are ugly in my opinion. And it's no so simple and relaxing and not healthy to live next door to hundreds or thousands of people with shared lifts/elevators, stairs and no yards.
Tychy is the perfect base to visit Aushwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum wich is located 20 km (12 miles) east of Tychy.
All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. Oswiecim is located 20km (14mi) west of Tychy. Now there is a National Museum - Auschwitz Birkenau - a UNESCO world heritage monument.
The overall number of victims of Auschwitz in the years 1940-1945 is estimated at between 1,100,000 and 1,500,000 people. The majority of them, and above all the mass transports of Jews who arrived beginning in 1942, died in the gas chambers.
MORE: on my Oswiecim page.