A few days in Katowice - sightseeing and tourist attractions. Historic buildings and church in Nikiszowiec, Silesian Museum in Katowice, Spodek, Katowicka Gallery and the city at night. There are also some pictures from the Pendolino train journey from Gdansk to Katowice - quickly - 765 km in 6 hours, quietly and comfortably.
You can see the photographs I took during a few days trip to Katowice, below. I invite you to watch the movie from the Guido Mine, Zabrze Poland. Silesia is a very interesting place - I will come back here again!
Poland from the train
I like to travel by train - it is time to think, read, watch the world from a completely different perspective. The image behind the glass moving at high speed is almost hypnotic and also metaphorical. The world is racing and we just sit and watch everything ... through the glass ... (Photo: LG G4).
Malbork and Nogat river
The Teutonic Castle in Malbork on the banks of the Nogat River (Photo: LG G4).
Katowice and the first meeting with coal
We arrived from Gdansk to Katowice after 6 hours. (Photo: LG G4 / Instagram)
UFO in Katowice
I heard about Spodek in Katowice so many times... and finally it is! Quite interesting building (Photo: LG G4).
Mines in Katowice
The Silesian Museum in Katowice is in the closed "Katowice Coal Mine". Some of the elements of the mine, such as shaft lift tower or mine buildings, were used for the construction of the museum. It looks very interesting. (Photo: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, obiektyw M.Zuiko 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED PRO). If you want to see how a real mine looks, I recommend the gallery: Guido Mine, Zabrze Poland.
Locker room in the mine
Silesian Museum in the closed coal mine, Katowice Poland. If you want to see how it looks inside the coal mine, I recommend a trip to Guido mine in Zabrze.
Silesian Museum in Katowice
The museum is very large and for sightseeing you should spend a few hours here. The interior of the museum was impressive. I like this kind of architecture. (Photo: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, obiektyw M.Zuiko 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED PRO)
Flat in a block from the eighties, PRL
Time travel is possible in Silesia. Museum creators have done a very interesting staging of interiors from different years. (Photo: LG G4).
Katowice Nikiszowiec - Magic place
Nikiszowiec in Katowice is a magic place. It is worth to see this historic well-designed neighborhood: wide streets, sidewalks and huge courtyards surrounded by buildings. (Photo: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, obiektyw M.Zuiko 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED PRO)
Nikiszowiec is a really interesting place and for a photographers. There is a lot of nice architecture "to play with perspective". Photo: OM-D E-M10 m II + 12-40 mm f / 2.8
Church of St. Anne in Katowice, Nikiszowiec
The interior of the church in Nikiszowiec. This photo was taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with such a funny little 9mm lens (fisheye) - more about this lens here: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 9 mm f/8.0 Fisheye - Test.
Tourist Attractions in Katowice
Street in Katowice - Nikiszowiec district. Buildings from the early 20th century.
Phone on the wall at Zillmann Tea & Coffee Café. Cool place for coffee and cake. (Photo: LG G4 / Instagram)
Katowice by night
Center of Katowice at night makes quite a nice impression. Everywhere many young people walk, sit on benches or in cafes or bars. Pleasant summer evening in the middle of the week and a lot of people on the street.
Night walk in Katowice: Katowice Market and Silesian Theater (Teatr Śląski) dedicated to Stanisław Wyspiański.
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