Silesian Voivodeship

The Silesian region – or just mines and the Spodek in Katowice? Nothing could be further from the truth! A variety of attractions, both natural and cultural, attract nearly 6 million tourists each year.

Sugar Glade, photo. J. Krawczyk

By coming to SnowFest Festival 2022 you are joining this group! What unique things await you in our region? Lovers of biking, climbing and canoeing can pursue their passions surrounded by medieval castles in Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska. Did you know that Martyna Wojciechowska climbs on the rocks of Jura, and before that the legend of Polish climbing Jerzy Kukuczka?

The shaft of the Silesian Museum in Katowice, photo. From The Sky – Robert Neumann

Technology enthusiasts absolutely must visit the Route of Industrial Monuments. A real gem on this route is the Queen Louise Adit in Zabrze. If you haven’t taken a boat underground, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that in Louisa. In the historic Guido mine you will be able to feel like a miner for a while. You can descend to the 355m level. for your shift, and real miners will tell you about this unique place as guides. The Silver Mine and Black Trout Adit in Tarnowskie Góry are UNESCO World Heritage sites, so it is an absolute “must-see.”

Ogrodzieniecki Castle in Podzamcze, in winter photo. Lighthouse Media

You will also love our region for its cuisine, after all, “through the stomach to the heart.” The Silesian Flavors Culinary Trail means traditional dishes in a new version! The Land of the Upper Oder impresses with its numerous scenic parks and 800 kilometers of bike trails, while the Beskids and Těšín Silesia will steal your heart during winter frenzies such as the SnowFest Festival!

Text: Pawel Hamela

Szczyrk Mountain Resort, photo. SMR