Katowice became a wealthy city thanks to its coal reserves that were discovered in the 18th century. Once the city was transferred to Prussia in 1742, it became a magnet for German and Prussian settlers. Merchants, artists, and craftsmen came to the city and created a unique culture that still thrives today.
Its focus may have shifted to science and industry, but the heart of an artist still beats strong in Katowice.
Several notable attractions are available to explore with a visit to this city. One of the best is the Silesian Theater, located in the central part of the market square. It was built by Carl Moritz in the early 20th century and complements the Silesian Museum for an interesting way to learn more about the local culture.
A stop at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra building may be in order as well. More than 200 albums have been recorded at the location by the symphony, which was founded in 1935 by Grzegorz Fitelberg. The Off Festival supports the independent arts in Katowice and offers film screenings, workshops, and exhibitions that can be a lot of fun to explore.
The world’s largest indoor blues festival is also found in Katowice as well.
Then, at the end of each day, be sure to join everyone for a leisurely walk along the Rawa River to enjoy the coolness of the setting sun.
Katowice is a city that established its influence early and then adapted to changing circumstances. Make your way here and the embrace you receive is guaranteed to be a warm one.