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Rybnik Things to Do

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    by Vanity666 Written Jun 6, 2010

    Rybnik city center is full of cafes, restaurants, shops, souvenir shops and benches so you can have a meal, a drink, buy a souvenir or just sit and watch beautiful polish girls passing by.

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Rybnik Restaurants

  • Delicious pizzas

    TelePizza serves delicious pizzas in great variety and always gives good promotions (buy 1 pizza, the second is free haha - better go in a company there - at least 4 persons recommended).

  • Try delicious cafe and much more

    Oh, it's a little secret place, not so easy to find out. But locals know it well. When I was there (in the morning) it was busy, all (a few) tables were almost always full of locals.You can drink a cafe (many kinds), beer including... hot beer (haha, is it Polish speciality? it's beer served hot with added bee honey and cloves - smells great and...

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Rybnik Transportation

  • By train

    You can get to Rybnik by train. Train timetables are available:- in all railway stations, - in some accommodations (hotels, campings, etc.), - in tourist offices, tourist information points etc. - by local phone, usually railway (=PKP) information phone about domestic trains is 94-36,- in your cell phone: if you have not very old phone it's surely...

  • Where is Rybnik?

    Rybnik is situated in the Upper Silesia region in southern Poland, 31 km (19 mi) from the Czech border - road border crossing point Chalupki - Str. Bohumin....Rybnik is 45 km (28 mi) south-west of my hometown Tychy - look at the map....Some road distances from Rybnik:... 1. the nearest international airports: A. Ostrava in Czech Republik (OSR) - 50...

  • Walking around

    The Old Town in Rybnik is small and compact (smaller then in Krakow) so it's easy to get around on foot....My suggestion is to walk and visit the following points of interest (look at the map on the picture - map from www.rybnik.com.pl ):1. Hospital of St. Julius (Szpital sw. Juliusza);2. Evangelic church (Kosciol Ewangelicki);3. The Old Castle...


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  • General information

    Credit/debit cards are accepted in Rybnik but not always, so ask in advance..Which cards are accepted?1. Most accepted are (always, I suppose):- Visa, Visa Electron, PLUS,2. A little less accepted are (almost always):- Eurocard/MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus,3. Rarely accepted are:- American Express and Diners Club..But there are 38 ATMs in Rybnik....

  • Good quality clothes

    4You offers good quality and fashionable clothes: sweaters, blouses, jeans, jackets, shirts etc. for women and men, for young and medium aged (haha what's medium aged, hmm... maybe up to 60yo, OK? :-). It's rather not cheap store, better to wait for sale with promotional prices (30-50% off):Sweaters 110-200 PLNJeans 100-170 PLN

  • Do you like flowers?

    "Kwiaty" means flowers in Polish language.You can choose among many kind of flowers (including various gifts, dry flowers etc.) there.


Rybnik Local Customs

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    by Vanity666 Written Jun 6, 2010

    Przyoda i przyjaciele is and annual children international folklore festival organized by folklore group Przygoda. Przygoda can perform a variety of polish songs and dances and they travel a lot, so we met them few years ago in Ukraine and made friends immediately. Last year they were our guests, this year we were theirs.

    Well, about the festival, this year there were several children groups from Poland, Ukraine and Croatia.

    If you have the chance to see Przygoda performing somewhere, do not miss it, they are very good.

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Rybnik Warnings and Dangers

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 12, 2004

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    There is "Rybnik" Power Plant in suburbs of Rybnik.
    It currently has the capacity of 1760 MW in eight units, being the largest power plant in the region of Upper Silesia. At the same time it is one of the largest power plants in the Polish power system.
    The boilers installed in the Power Plant are fired with hard coal supplied from more than ten local mines. The annual coal consumption for power generation is ca. 3 million tons.
    The Power Plant has considerable achievements in emission reductions but hmm... the air pollution still seems to be rather high.
    Rybnik is famous its rich mining traditions dating back to the end of 18th century. However traces of the steel industry are even older. They date back to the Middle Ages ( first mentioned in 1500 and 1585 ). The building of new coal mines after 1955 caused a significant growth of employment and development of the town.

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Rybnik Off The Beaten Path

  • Evangelic church

    Evangelic church (Kosciol Ewangelicki) was built in the place of former castle fishing-net building about 1791. Rebuilt by architecturer Francis Ilgner after a fire in 1796. Look at neo-roman tower and go inside to see rather modest late-baroque interior.

  • Hospital of St. Julius

    Hospital of St. Julius (Szpital sw. Juliusza) was built thanks to doctor Julius Roger in neo-gothic style in 1869. There is the St. Juius chapel in the building of hospital.Nowadays this old building is the part of Hospital No 1.

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  • The New Town Hall - old facade

    The New Town Hall - old facade was built in neo-classical style in 1928 (mayor Wladyslaw Weber). As for me it doesn't look pretty although (in contrast to many old buildings around) is renovated recently.

  • The Post Office Building

    The Post Office Building is great example of the old german-style architecture. Pay attention to typical, smaller in size bricks. They are characteristic for German style.

  • The Old City Hall

    The Old City Hall is located in Rynek (the Market Square). The building was built by city mayor Antoni Zelazko in neo-classic style with 5-storey clock tower in 1822.It houses the Museum and the registry office with the wedding hall.The Museum contains old local handicraft and historical remainings (letters, stamps, photographs) including drawing...


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