Katowice has a very good developed bus and tram system. You can find more detailed information about public transport in Katowice and the Silesian Agglomeration on www.kzkgop.com.pl
culture & art
Katowice’s strength is in its diverse but at the same time mutually complementary cultural offer. It is a place where the modern meets the traditional. Visitors will find here exhibitions on the city’s history, classical music concerts but also the biggest techno event in Poland. The cultural fabric of Katowice consists of a number of cultural and entertainment institutions whose activity will satisfy even the most refined of tastes.
Katowice is called the “City of remarkable events” for a reason. Katowice is a place where large events – sports, entertainment and cultural - of international character are organized. The biggest music events are organized here annually and cover a wide range of genres – from classical music to heavy metal. Katowice is called the “City of remarkable events” for a reason.
food & drink
For food lovers seeking to delight their palates Katowice offers an entire range of cuisines from various corners of the world. The rich offer of restaurants will meet the requirements of the most refined tastes. A wide selection of world cuisines is available here – Arabic, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, or traditional Silesian cuisine.
Marilyn Monroe, the icon of womanhood, said that only shopping could make you happy. We can say – only shopping in Katowice makes you happy! In the capital of Upper Silesia there is one of the biggest shopping centres in the southern part of Poland - Silesia City Center.
traveling by train
Two international railroad lines cross Katowice. One from Dresden to Lvov, which on its Polish section runs from the border with Germany as far as the border with Ukraine and another one connecting the Baltic areas with the areas of the Adriatic Sea and the Balkans
traveling by plane
Three airports are located within a 100 kilometre radius from Katowice– Krakow, Ostrava, and the Katowice International Airport located only 30 km from the city centre. Already in 2003, the airport annually provided services to c. 250,000 passengers.
traveling by car
Poland and Europe’s important communication routes meet in Katowice. It is here where the North-South and East West routes, two Trans European transport corridors cross. No. III, from Berlin, via Wrocław, Katowice and Krakow to Lvov and no. IV: Gdańsk – Katowice – Żylina.