The Gliwice Aero Club was founded in 1955 as a branch of
the Aero Club of Silesia in Katowice, but after a year it
became fully independent. Currently, There are sections:
aircraft, glider, parachute and model making sections,
whose members can boast national and international
successes. The pilots from Gliwice use the airfield in Trynek,
(a district of Gliwice), whose tradition dates back to 1916.
On June 17, 1999, the helicopter carrying Pope John Paul II
landed on the airfield.
"The Artistic Casting Department of the Gliwice Museum one of the most modern museums in Poland. It is housed in the former engine room of the Coal Mine ""Gliwice"". Visitors can learn about the history of the Royal Iron Foundry, as well as about a rich collection of art castings. Mirosław Nizio, a designer of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, has designed and arranged a multimedia exhibition entitled ""Rightly famous is Gliwice, today”."
For decades, winding towers were distinctive features of the landscape of many Silesian towns and cities. But at the end of the last century the mines started to be closed down and their buildings - often historical – tore down. An interesting example of adaptation of the erstwhile mine for new purposes are the engine and pithead rooms of the former Coal Mine "Gliwice", which became part of an ambitious project "New Gliwice".
The Czesław Poborski Museum of Mineral Deposit Geology in Gliwice is located at the Institute of Mining and Geology of the Silesian Technical University. The first exhibition housed in three rooms took place in 1961. The most valuable items include collections of Fr. Leopold Szersznik, fossils from the Upper Silesia, ore specimens, paleozoological exhibits, Carboniferous flora, iron meteorites, and the so-called collection of Khabarovsk.
The cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Gliwice is among
the most beautiful neo-Gothic churches in Silesia. It was
built in the years 1896-1900. The building was erected in
the Latin cross plan, with three naves and the choir. The
tower rises up to a height of over 70 meters. The facade
and the walls of the church were decorated with
impressive and glazed and clinker bricks. In 1992, Pope
John Paul II raised the church to the rank of the Cathedral
of the Gliwice diocese.
The church of the Holy Trinity in Gliwice is one of the three
Armenian catholic parish churches in Poland. Its present
parson is Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski. The church building
was erected in the neo-Classicist style, in the first half of the
nineteenth century. Inside the shrine, it is worthwhile to
see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Łysiec, which was
brought by the borderlanders to Silesia, and was placed in
the church in 1950.
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.
This restaurant has an elegant and spacious interior with summer patio. It is located in a charming place next to Rybnic...
This restaurant has an elegant and spacious interior with summer patio. It is located in a charming place next to Rybnickie Lake, surrounded by forest and water. Professional staff makes this restaurant a perfect place for family or business meeting.
Trzy Światy Hotel is located close to the centre of Gliwice. This three-star Hotel is surrounded by beautiful green countryside inside which there is a small pond and a summer garden. Trzy Światy Hotel is near A4 motorway Wroclaw-Katowice-Cracow and A1 motorway Ostrava-Rybnik-Pyrzowice.