The church of Saint John the Baptist in Biskupice, a
district of Zabrze, was built in the mid-nineteenth
century. It replaced an old wooden church, which had
been standing in Biskupice for hundreds of years. Counts
von Ballestrem, owners of large estates and businesses,
founded a brick church. The church was built in the
Gothic style. Inside, there is a crypt of the Ballestrem
The workers’ housing estate “Borsiga” in Zabrze is located in the vicinity of Bytomska St, in the district of Biskupice. It was established in 1860-1870 by Albert Borsig for the workers employees of his industrial company. In total, 60 units were built, a little worse for the workers and more comfortable for the executives. The infrastructure included schools, a tavern and a church.
Biskupice, an old settlement whose origins date back to
the twelfth century, is now part of Zabrze. In the times of
a rapid development of Upper Silesia in the nineteenth
century, the Borsig family was building their metallurgical
empire. In the 50s of that century, they began to build a
complex of buildings, which is also referred to as a castle
complex. The main one is the so-called palace (or
"castle"). It was built in 1855 and since then has been
rebuilt several times.
The ruins of the old palace belonging to the
Ballestrem family and the remains of the
house where Karol Godula, a Silesian
entrepreneur of the first half of the nineteenth
century, lived are the places forgotten for
years. At the beginning of the twenty-first
century, new ideas of how to make use of
them came up. The authorities of Ruda Śląska
passed the monuments to the Silesian
Foundation "Zamek Chudów" in hopes of
revitalization and making them a tourist
The origins of Ruda Śląska were connected with the extraction of metal ores, which led to the discovery of coal in the second half of the 17th century. Its resources made entrepreneurs invest in building mines and steel mills. The industrial development attracted a number of new workers, for which the first housing estates were built. One of them is located in Wieniawskiego, Wolności, Staszica i Kościelna Streets.
The Jewish cemetery in Zabrze is situated at the current Cmentarna Street. It was founded in the second half of the nineteenth century (1871), at the same time, when the Jewish community, and the nearest cemeteries were located in Gliwice and Bytom. Funerals were held here from 1872 to 1954. Some 500 tombstones have been preserved - both traditional tombstones and monumental tombs that were modelled on those ones we know from Christian cemeteries.
Coal mine shaft Maciej is a complex of buildings of the former coal mine "Concordia", which is situated in the district...
Coal mine shaft Maciej is a complex of buildings of the former coal mine "Concordia", which is situated in the district of Zabrze - Maciejów. The interiors refer to the trends of post-industrial buildings. Here you can try an excellent meal and feel the unique atmosphere of this place.
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusivel...
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively on natural and local ingredients. The dining room is open to the kitchen, dishes are serve with the principles of the French service.
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur...
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natural light, open space offers room for up to 160 guests. The interiors are full of distinctive colours combined with minimalist forms.