angelo Hotel Katowice
ul. Sokolska 24, Katowice, 40-086, Poland
More about Katowice
Kawiarnia Akant - cafe in Katowice
The road to katowice
The tourist office.
Need some more help please
I arrive into Katowice Airport at 2:10 am in March. I am stayin in Katowice City for the night. I need to know is there a night train or bus running at this time to the city centre please, if not, how much should I expect to pay for a taxi one way? I would also like to know is there a bus that leaves Katowice City going to Oswiecim in the morning from 8am onwards? Looking forward to hearing from you. :)
Re: Need some more help please
Have you seen my reply to your previous posting? The answer to your first question is there.
There are quite frequent trains going to Oswięcim from Katowice.
An online timetable for the poland railway system can be used. Just pop in "PKP timetable".
Click on english.
Put in the date and the Start "Katowice" and "Krakow" and time you want to leave.
Click on the Find/go button.
It may ask for the station's by drop down as there are more than one in Krakow.
You can then select the train you require.
It will show times and the fair.
Travel Tips for Katowice
24h chemist's shops
The list of 24h pharmacies (I hope you won't need it!):
- "Europejska" - ul. Wojewódzka 7
tel. (0-32) 251-77-62
- "Na Sadybie" - ul. Jutrzenki 1
tel. (0-32) 206-40-28
- "Apteka" - ul. Warszawska 6
tel. (0-32) 258-87-91
- "Apteka Calodobowa" - ul. Tyska 3
tel. (0-32) 252-00-53
- "Akademicka" - ul. Tysiaclecia 41
tel. (0-32) 254-05-21
- "Apteka" - ul. 1 Maja 22/1a
tel. (0-32) 781-50-89
- "Vita Farm" - ul. Mickiewicza 10
tel. (0-32) 253-76-20
I was fortunate to see a performance by the group "zespol Slask". They danced and sang a whole variety of Silesian folk songs and dances and wore different beautiful costumes! All the costumes were hand-made and embroidered - absolutely awesome!
The men's costumes were basically miners' costumes, since Silesia is a mining area, but the girls' costumes had the most beautiful skirts, blouses, scarfs, belts and hats - and very diverse, too, depending on which area of Silesia the songs and costumes were from!
If you ever have a chance to see this group or any other folklore group, do try to go see them!
Katowice is a rather strange...
Katowice is a rather strange city for Poland. In some ways it reminds me more of an American city. First of all, there are more new buildings (let's say 100 years old or less) in the city than the old ones. Second, there are many people in the Katowice region that moved there from different parts of the country. The moving pattern is still not very popular in Poland. Most of the families live pretty much in the same area their entire lives. More people have been relocating in the recent years but it's still not an occurence on a big scale. And the last thing that reminds me of an American city is that the little towns around Katowice grew so much over the years that they basically became suburbs of Katowice creating one of the biggest 'cities' in Europe. This again is sort of unusual for Poland where most of the cities have clear borders (created by the countryside) separating them from other cities, towns and villages.
Katowice has some excellent...
Katowice has some excellent parks.
One of these is called WPKiW. It's a pretty huge park. It offers many different attractions. You can check out Planetarium Slaskie (planetarium), Zoo, as well as an amuzement park.
Confectionery in Giszowiec
In order to build the confecionery the owners had to adapt the building for requirements of the conservator of monuments. The building is in a style of the old settlement. The confectionery is located in 21 Goscinna street, near Silesian Inn. It is open from Monday to Saturday (8 am - 6 pm) and on Sunday (9 am - 6 pm). They sell specially baked cakes during Christmas as in the picture.