Shortly after the outbreak of WW1, the Polish Jura areas became the scene of fierce fighting between the three armies of Germany and Austro-Hungary and Russia. Particularly bloody battles took place in November 1914. Thousands of the killed soldiers were then buried on numerous war cemeteries. One of them can be found in Kromołów, a district of Zawiercie, nearly 130 soldiers are buried.
For centuries, Kromołów was a small town, and most
recently it has become one of the districts of Zawiercie.
Among a few monuments, there is a Jewish cemetery at
Piaskowa Street. The cemetery was established around
the mid-eighteenth century. To date, nearly 1,000 tombs
and a mortuary have been preserved within an area of
about 2.2 hectares. The graves are in the shape of typical
tombstones with inscriptions in Hebrew, Yiddish and
The mansion called the Szymanski’s palace is an impressive villa of the director of the Joint-Stock Zawiercie Society (TAZ). It was built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The building was an integral part of the workers’ housing estate belonging to the Society. The villa was designed by architect Warsaw, Hugo Kuder. In the early 1990s the mansion was registered as monument. Stanislaw Szymanski, the general director of the TAZ, was also a social activist and philanthropist.
The Jura Entertainment Center in
Ogrodzieniec is a modern resort, where
you can relax comfortably, take part in a
training session or organize an
integration party. The center also offers
an active way of relaxation, such as a
model of a train station (model trains in
the scales of 1:8, 1:12, and 1:32), two
tennis courts, a bowling alley and many
activities for children. The centre is an
ideal base for excursions into the Polish
Jura or as a starting point to set out along
the Eagles' Nests Trail.
The train station in Zawiercie is the oldest building
connected with the collective transport in this city. It was
built on along the Warsaw–Vienna railway. The first,
wooden station building was erected here in 1872. The
brick building was put up in less than twenty years later,
in 1890, but it was much smaller than the present
building. The latter was built in the years 1910-1913, and
it was intended to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the
reign of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by f...
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by forest and not far from two national roads: Katowice-Warszawa and Cracow- Zawiercie and airports in Katowice-Pyrzowice (27 km) and Cracow-Balice (75 km).