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Category: Cultural Heritage
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Właścicielem był baron śląski Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck. Eksploatację kopalni rozpoczęto w 1872 wraz z następującymi kopalniami i polami górniczymi: "Fausta", "Falvabanhof", "Ottilie", "Guttmannsdorf", "Heyduck", "Kleinigkeit", "Bohlen", "Faustin", "Gutt Gluck", "Hugo" i "Kalina".
Do 1922 kopalnia nosiła nazwę "Deutschland" (na cześć zjednoczenia Niemiec). Od 1922 do 1937 nazywała się "Niemcy". 3 maja 1937 roku nadano nazwę "Polska".
Po II wojnie światowej kopalnia należała do Chorzowskiego Zjednoczenia Przemysłu Węglowego. 1 stycznia 1972 roku została połączona z kopalnią "Prezydent" w Chorzowie pod nazwą "Polska". W 1979 roku wydobycie roczne kopalni wynosiło 2 037 838 ton. Oficjalnie przestała istnieć w 1995.

W latach 1884 – 1887 zbudowano dwa budynki nadszybia z wieżami szybowymi I i II, które miały obsługiwać nowo otwarte poziomy 180 m i 225 m. Szyby te zostały wyposażone w nowoczesne jak na owe czasy maszyny wyciągowe. Wieża wyciągowa szybu I jest czterokondygnacyjną wieżą na rzucie kwadratu, o konstrukcji stalowej. Ostatnia kondygnacja jest nadwieszona i w niej mieściła się maszyna wyciągowa. Wieża wyciągowa szybu II jest wieża o konstrukcji stalowej, typ kozłowy. Wspierają ją cztery podpory ustawione pod kątem. Tego typu konstrukcja jest bardzo rzadko spotykana na naszym terenie. Kompleks produkcyjny szybów I i II wraz z maszynami, warsztatami i halą przetwornic uznany został za budynki i budowle unikalne, nie tylko na skalę kraju, ale całej Europy. Niestety zaniedbania podmiotów odpowiedzialnych za ich stan spowodowały, że do dnia dzisiejszego pozostały tylko dwie wieże szybowe.

Location
street Wojska Polskiego 16
41-600 Świętochłowice
Świętochłowice
Silesia
in the city/town centre
Contact data
: (0) 515 182 272
: cks@wp.pl
: www.wiezekwkpolska.pl
General Information
: technology monuments
Availability
: whole year

poniedziałek: nieczynne

wtorek - piątek: 10:00 - 18:00

sobote: 14:00 - 22:00

niedziela: 10:00 - 18:00

 

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Świętochłowice
The building of the former Directorate of the Donnersmarcks' Mines and Steelworks in Świętochłowice dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century. It is one of the memorabilia left after the powerful and influential family, which at one time had a whole network of mines, steel mills and demesnes in Silesia. This family came from Spiski Czwartek, a small village, located in the Slovak part of Spiš (the German name of the village is Donnersmarck).
Świętochłowice
The Evangelical Church of Saint John the Baptist is located in the center of Świętochłowice at Katowicka Street. The church was funded by Prince Donnersmarck in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, who donated land for the construction and expressed his desire that the shrine was to face the building of the Directorate of the Donnersmarck's Mines and Steelworks. Like many contemporary Silesian churches, both Lutheran and Catholic, it was built in the neo-Gothic style.
Świętochłowice
One of the museums, which is worth seeing in Upper Silesia, is the Świętochłowice City Museum. It features the art of the region. It comprises the following sections: History and Culture, Ethnography and Educational Science. The local museum education traditions date back to the interwar period and are associated with Stanisław Wallis. The Świętochłowice Museum is located in a former evangelical school, dating from the early twentieth century.
Świętochłowice
The Silesian Uprisings' Museum is located in the building of the former Police Headquarters at 1, Wiktora Polaka Street in Świętochłowice. In the revitalized object designed by the Zillmann brothers the visitors are invited to find the permanent exhibition of modern and multimedia character. The exhibition is arranged on four floors: from the ground floor where one can see the „Świętochłowice A. D. 1919” room with an interior inspired by the main street from the period of uprisings, to an entresol - a perfect place to admire the staff special session.
Świętochłowice
The construction of the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Świętochłowice was preceded by a significant event: On June 20, 1884, the mass of water cut off 43 miners from the outside world in the Świętochłowice mine "Germany". Miraculously all of them were rescued after a few days. It was believed that the intervention of Providence saved their lives. So, the survivors took the initiative to erect a church. The construction of the neo-Gothic building was completed in 1891.
Świętochłowice
Świętochłowice, the smallest district in Upper Silesia, was granted city rights in 1947. However, the Świętochłowice City Hall, located at the current Katowicka Street Katowice, was built as early as the 20s of the last century. It was erected for the administrative authorities of the commune formed in 1922, which included the villages, which until then had been part of the district of Bytom. The Eclectic building has distinct features of Baroque architecture. Inside, there are impressive stained glass windows by Stanisław Ligoń.
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Silesian Tastes Culinary Trail

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Gastronomy

Świętochłowice
W lokalu można skosztować wysokogatunkowych herbat z całego świata, które są zaparzane według oryginalnych receptur na czystej wodzie – dzięki temu możemy odkryć prawdziwy smak i zapach naturalnych herbat.
Chorzów
Pizzeria is located in Chorzow Batory, (near the railway station - Chorzow Batory).
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The first private restaurant in Chorzow, "guild" Wedding House "craftsman" was established in 1980, offered by the organization of parties, weddings, balls etc.
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