Gliwice Travel Guide

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Gliwice Things to Do

  • Marshall Pilsudski Monument

    Palm trees in Poland? Hard to believe, but these palm trees are real.The same note as above. I'm evil :P

  • Piastowski Castle

    Small castle which is actually a museum.I hope that the person who has taken that photo won't be angry with me ;)

  • Market Square

    That's our Town Hall! Isn't it nice?As I've mentioned before the MS is filled with people and beer-gardens in the spring and summertime.

  • Zwyciestwa (Victory) Street

    That's the main street of the town which is about 1km long and leads to the Market Square - it starts close to the Railway Station. Along this quite impressive street you can see a lot of nice buildings, you can do a shopping in nearby shops and boutiques and you can book a room in the hotel. At the Zwyciestwa Street there's some restaurants and...

  • Palm Pavillion

    The palm pavillion is a huge glass structure that houses all kinds of tropical plants, animals, and of course, palms. There's lots of benches to sit down, little Japanese bridges, and streams filled with piranha. There's also a cafe where you can grab something to eat, and a gift shop. The whole pavillion (in Polish called Palmiarnia) is set in a...

  • horseback riding

    If you like horse back riding, you can do it for relatively cheaply in Poland. You will have to sniff around - there's deals. We went for one hour for about three dollars, but we had to clean the horses and their hoofs, put on their saddles, and then take them off. Basically, self-serve. If you want to ride in a more professional farm, you might...


Gliwice Hotels

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  • Qubus Hotel Gliwice

    ul. Dworcowa 27, Gliwice, 44-100, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Diament Gliwice

    Zwyciestwa 30, Gliwice, Poland, 44100, PL

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Diament Plaza Gliwice

    This is the restaurant of Hotel Diament. It's a really beautiful historic hotel located within...


Gliwice Restaurants

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    by katmag Updated Jun 20, 2003

    The best restaurant by far in Gliwice is Spartan. It is located right in the main square (Rynek 11), and have all kinds of goodies, with the menu in both English and Polish. I don't usually recommend stuff, but in this place you have to have the potato pancake with mushroom filling with sour cream on top. Trust me, I've been all over Poland and I have not found anything even remotely as good as this. Spartan is really the first place I go to whenever I'm in Gliwice, and that's pretty often. Just to give you an idea of how much it costs, I went to Spartan with a friend, ordered two Hungarian style potato pancakes (which are pretty big) and some juice, and the bill came to $7.50.

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Gliwice Nightlife

  • Gliwice by night

    There's a big variety of nightlife attractions (as for the town of that size) in Gliwice. There are many pubs, some restaurants, discos, some night clubs, 3 cinemas and 1 gigantic Cinema City u/c, music theatre, city theatre and karaoke pubs. From time to time there are organized open-air parties and concerts on the Krakowski Square (the biggest...

  • Gwarek Nightclub

    The most obvious choice is Gwarek; a nightclub right in the main square. Admission is about $1 - $2.50 depending on the night. It is a pretty nice place, well taken care of, and nicely decorated inside with all black and tons of balconies and levels. The only downside is that Gwarek is mafia operated, so in coming there you are indirectly...

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Gliwice Transportation

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    Gliwice Train Station

    by katmag Written Nov 14, 2002

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    It's small, but make no mistake about it - Gliwice is an important city with good train connections. You can catch trains here going anywhere in Poland, and to the surrounding countries. Zipping by in the foreground is a little green Fiat. In Poland it's called maly fiat or Fiacik. It's just about the cheapest car you can get, driving it is comparable to driving a tin can, and you will see a whole lot of them over there. If you have a maly Fiat and your friends get mad at you, they might just pick it up and hide it from you. If a tall, big guy wants to drive a maly fiat, he has to take out the front seat and drive it from the back seat. Believe me, I saw it done! I want to bring one of those things here to the U.S. Maybe one day you will see me, zipping past you in a little fiat!

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Gliwice Shopping

  • All in one place

    In this place you can find everything waht you needs. There are about 130 stores, restaurants etc. and cinema.

  • M1 Commercial Center

    One of the biggest commercial centres in the Eastern and Central Europe. It includes: Praktiker, Real, Media Markt, Adler and a lot of smaller and bigger boutiques.

  • Platan Commercial Center

    Big Geant and boutiques of different kinds.Situated in Zabrze (neighbouring city). About 10 km from Gliwice centre.Photo isn't mine ;)


Gliwice Local Customs

  • Common way of housing

    Traditional housing estate composed of blocks of flats. Commie blocks are the main destroyers of polish cities panorama.

  • Gwara

    There's a dialect of Polish spoken here that's called Gwara. Whenever I meet someone from Gliwice, and they find out that I'm from here too, they try to talk to me in Gwara, and I have no idea what they're saying. It's like a different language.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Gliwice Off The Beaten Path

  • Diabelki (Little devils)

    Don't miss these little guys! They are a fountain that has become a sort of symbol of Gliwice. Diabelki are a fountain in front of what used to be one of the most glamorous and expensive hotels in this region. Unfortunately, this beautiful building burned down, and today an ugly communist thing stands in its place. Diabelki is one of the two...

  • Don't forget to visit the...

    Don't forget to visit the polish country side. Lots of excellent dairy and meat products await you. And of course the beer. This meadow is nowhere near Gliwice, in fact, this town is called Klucze and it took several fun filled hours to get there. Unfortunately, Klucze is no metropolis, and doesn't get its own page, so i decided to squeeze it in...

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Gliwice Favorites

  • Zapiekanki

    Zapiekanki is the plural of zapiekanka, a Polish street food that I first tried in Gliwice. It is very simple and fortunately I was able to recreate this treat when I got home! There is a choice of vegetarian zapiekanka or non-veggie zapiekanka, available from your local late-night take-away! I only tried the vegetarian one, but can highly...

  • The main street

    Zwyciestwa is the main street in Gliwice. It begins at the train station and ends at the main square. On this street you can do all your shopping at the mall (ul. Zwyciestwa 52), or at the market (where you can buy just about anything, and really cheap). You can also see the tram in this picture. There are only two tram lines here, so the best way...

  • Gliwice Town Hall

    You will find this building right smack in the middle of the town square. There is a beer garden and pub at the ground floor, and in the basement there is a cool, super modern looking bar.


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