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The Raiway Tunnel in Rydułtowy

In Rydułtowy, a mining town situated between Rybnik and Wodzisław Śląski, there is the railroad tunnel which is oldest in Poland and the longest in Silesia, stretching from the housing estate of Orłowiec to the fields to the east of Czernica. The tunnel was built at the end of the 1850s for the railroad line connecting Racibórz with Rybnik and further with Katowice. It is 724 meters long. On the first days of WW2, Polish sappers blew it up. It was rebuilt in 1942.

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street Żelazna 4
44-280 Rydułtowy
Rydułtowy
Rybnicko-Raciborski Region
in the city/town
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Rydułtowy
The Rydułtowy Fun Fair “RAFA” is a paradise for children and youngsters. There are plenty of attractions in this modern playground. The area for the youngest children includes sandboxes, original swings, merry-go-rounds, slides and climbing rope structures. The youth may enjoy a BMX track, a skate park and a climbing wall. Adults may find relaxation in shady bowers, or at the chess tables.
Czernica
Although Czernica, located close to Rydułtów, is a small town, it boasts many interesting monuments. It is worthwhile to see an old inn, which for some time also served as a church, and a railroad tunnel from the nineteenth century. However, the most remarkable is a neo-Gothic palace built by the Roth family between 1880 and 1885. It is neatly restored. The palace houses public institutions. You should bear in mind that Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, an outstanding Polish composer, was born in Czernica.
Rydułtowy
The origins of the first church of Saint George in Rydułtowy are not explained thoroughly. It is known, however, that the present church is the fourth successive building erected on the same site, and that the local parish has existed here, at least since 1501. The large, neo-Gothic building of the present church dates from the late nineteenth century. The peculiar concillation crosses with two cross arms, which is the only one of its kind in the Poland, stands next to the church.
Rydułtowy
Rydułtowy is a town and a commune in the district of Wodzisław. The town has a long history. It was mentioned as early as the thirteenth century. Nowadays, it is now a well known center of coal mining. As a result of years of mining, there is a huge spoil tip of accumulated overburden. It is one of the largest of its type in Europe, and today, it is affectionately called "Charlotte", the landmark of the city.
Pszów
The Pszów Calvary is located a short distance from the town center. It is a complex consisting of a neo-Baroque church and fourteen chapels, which depict through sculptural compositions the stations of the Way of the Cross. The Pszów Calvary lies in a picturesque, hilly terrain conducive to an atmosphere of silence and prayer. Along with the nearby sanctuary in Pszów, it is one of the popular pilgrimage destinations in Silesia.
Rybnik
"In Niewiadom, one of the districts of Rybnik, we will find the coal mine ""Ignacy”, which is one of the oldest in Upper Silesia. It was built at the initiative of the Prussian minister, George Charles von Hoym, already in 1792. The coal mine under different names operated for over 200 years. In the twenty-first century, its surface buildings with equipment have been made available to the public. Two valuable, still operating steam engines of the winding tower are of particular intereSt The property is located on the Industrial Monuments Route of the Silesian voivodeship."
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