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Means of Transport

This is one of the greatest advantages of this place. Drivers are rarely held up in traffic jams in Katowice and the entire metropolitan area; those who prefer public transportation may choose from a large number of buses, trains, tramways and even trolleybuses.

  • 1st place

    in the Polish ranking of the average speed
    of cars in the city centre

  • 1.2 million

    number of users of public transportation
    per day

Comparison of average speed in the city centre

  • km/h – Warsaw
  • km/h – Wroclaw
  • km/h – Krakow
  • km/h – Katowice report,

Health and Education

Local governments attach great importance to the quality of public services. Good availability of specialist facilities ensures a good standard of health protection.

Over 120.000 students attend 26 higher education institutions in Katowice and other cities of the metropolitan area.

Every year, over 30.000 people graduate from these universities.

Central Statistical Office of Poland

The number of hospitals per voivodeship

  • Katowice and Silesian
  • Warsaw and Masovian
  • Krakow and Lesser Poland
  • Wroclaw and Lower
    Silesian Voivodeship
Central Statistical Office of Poland
  • University of Silesia in Katowice

  • University of Economics in Katowice

  • Silesian university of technology

Music with a capital ”M”

Jazz, blues, alternative rock, rap or electronic music – connoisseurs of each of these types of music can appreciate world-class music. Thanks to the rich calendar of cultural events and perfect infrastructure, Katowice obtained the title “UNESCO City of Music”.

  • UNESCO City of Music

    The official press release on awarding the title ”UNESCO City of Music” to Katowice
  • Tauron New Music

    Best Small Festival at the European Festival Awards
  • Silesian Philharmonic

    Cultural institution operating since 1945
  • Rawa Blues Festival

    The best known blues event in Poland Author - Łukasz Rak

    Since 2014, the PNRSO has been located in a unique building with the concert room for 1.800 people Author - Daniel Rumiancew

Interesting Monuments

The industrial heritage offers the possibility of visiting unique tourist attractions which cannot be found in any other region in Poland. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit mines and other industrial facilities that have been perfectly renovated.

  • Industriada

    The spectacular Industrial Monuments Route’s Day is organised every year in June
  • Silesian Museum

    The most important museum in the region is located underground
  • Brewery in Tychy

    One of the most interesting brewery museums in the world

Sports and Recreation

Forests, parks and green areas cover more than 50% of the total surface area of Katowice. Swimming pools, sports arenas and other sports facilities situated in the entire metropolitan area guarantee well-spent leisure time and fun. Amateurs of extreme sports should make a trip to the Beskids.


Mountain range ideal for hiking, camping, bikes or skis

Acreage of parks

  • ha Krakow Polish Airmen Park
  • ha Warsaw The Royal Lazienki
  • ha Katowice Silesia Park

Closer than you think

You need only 50 minutes to reach a ski slope, an exciting climbing wall or a luxury SPA resort. If you would like to go to a place with a completely different climate and culture, you may take a plane from the local airport.

  • Prague

  • Krakow

  • Vienna

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