Category: Cultural Heritage
Histori Narrow-Gauge Railway Station

The village of Rudy, located amid forests, had been the seat of the order of Cistercians since the middle of the 13th century. In the years 1897–1903 a narrow-gauge railway (785 mm) Gliwice-Trynek – Racibórz-Płonia was established. After its close-down in 1991, a railway station Rudy with a three-track locomotive depot hall was left, which was transformed into a heritage park of the narrow-gauge railway. The railway station complex consists also of a water tower, single-storeyed utility buildings and a wooden umbrella roof. The exhibits of the heritage park include, among others, locomotives and several railway cars. The heritage park offers rides with a tourist railway on the route Rudy – Paproć – Rudy and Rudy – Stanica – Rudy.

street Szkolna 1
47-430 Rudy
Kuźnia Raciborska
Silesia, Rybnicko-Raciborski Region
in the country
Contact data
: +48 500 282732
General Information
: technology monuments, history sources
Prices & amenities
: Price list on the website.
: children
: seasonal

The open-air museum:
Tuesday – Friday, 8 am–4 pm
Saturday , Sunday, holidays, 10.30 am–7 pm

The time table of the tourist trains:
(operable only during holidays)
Rudy - Paproć – Rudy, 12 am, 3 pm


City audio tours

Zapraszamy na przygotowaną specjalnie dla dzieci audiowycieczkę po jednym z najpiękniejszych miejsc na Górnym Śląsku - opactwie w Rudach!
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po jednym z najpiękniejszych miejsc na Górnym Śląsku – zespole klasztorno-pałacowym w Rudach!


Dziecięcy Park Linowy, to niezwykłe miejsce złożone z przeszkód linowych, zainstalowanych na wysokości 2-3 m pomiędzy drewnianymi domkami.
Located among the forests, the village of Rudy is known primarily for the old Cistercian abbey and the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To the east of the parish church, it is worthwhile to visit a cemetery, which has been operating on this site since the late seventeenth century. The neo-Romanesque church of Saint Mary Magdalene can be found on the cemetery. In its vicinity, we can see, among others, the tombstone of Juliusz Roger, a doctor and social activist, who still remains in the memory of the local population.
The church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the most important part of the Cistercian monastery and palace complex in Rudy. It is one of the oldest shrines of Silesia. Its pride is the image of the Madonna and Child, revered for centuries by local believers as miraculous. Originally, the church was Gothic, as is the image of the Madonna, dating back to the fifteenth century. In 1995, the bishop of the Diocese of Gliwice raised the church to the rank of the Diocesan Sanctuary of Our Lady the Humble of Rudy.
For a long time, there have been no monks in their characteristic white robes, with black scapulars, in the Cistercian monastery in Rudy, near Racibórz. The monastery was dissolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before that, for nearly six centuries, people had prayed, culture had been spread, land cultivated, factories built in this corner of Silesia. A beautiful white church and a monastery complex of the Diocese of Gliwice – that is what has been left after the monks. Efforts are underway to put the complex onto the UNESCO World Heritage LiSt
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