""Queen Louise"" in Zabrze is the oldest state-run coal mine in Upper Silesia. Its origins date back to 1791. In 1993, the Mining Heritage Park "Queen Louise” was opened in the mine. The biggest attraction is an underground tourist route with a length of over 1.5 km. A visit to the museum
provides a unique opportunity to see up close the work of a miner, mining machines and devices, and even taste some of the Silesian dishes.
W 1983 roku dyrekcja KWK „Zabrze – Bielszowice” podjęła decyzję budowy nowej sztolni szkoleniowo-propagandowej, którą połączono ze starymi wyrobiskami dawnej kopalni „Królowa Luiza”. Powstała wzorcowa sztolnia szkoleniowa, doskonale imitująca prawdziwą kopalnię i posiadająca m.in. zmechanizowane ściany wydobywcze. Otwarcie całego zespołu wyrobisk, nazwanego Ośrodkiem Szkolenia Zawodowego i Propagandy Górnictwa przy KWK „Zabrze – Bielszowice”, nastąpiło w grudniu 1985 r. Współcześnie na bazie dawnego ośrodka szkoleniowego i wyrobisk „Królowej Luizy” powstał Park 12C, dedykowany przede wszystkim dla rodzinom z dziećmi i zorganizowanym grupom szkolnym.
The water tower at Zamojskiego Street in Zabrze is one
of the largest and most original buildings of this kind not
only in Silesia, but also in the whole country. The tower
was built in 1909. It is located on an elevated hill, which
dominates over the surrounding area. The tower
supplied water until after the war. The tower is
supported by pillars placed on an octagonal plan and a
central pillar. The part with the tank was covered with a
mansard roof. The lower floors were occupied by
workers’ flats and utility rooms.
In the city of Zabrze a lot of interesting workers’ housing estates have
survived to this day. They represent various forms of this type
of housing in Silesia. One of the least known workers’
settlements is the so-called Colony B, which is located in the
Zaborze district. It was established in the second half of the
nineteenth century for workers of the expanding coal mine
"Louise". Few-storey family houses called familoki can be
found at Józefa Lompy Street.
The historic Coal Mine "Guido" in Zabrze may surprise by diversity of its tourist offer. For those who love the history of mining there are a surface and two underground routes on the levels of 170 and 320 meters. Here you can learn all about coal mining in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Besides, "Guido" invites you to theater performances and concerts.
For dozens of years, the City Museum of Zabrze has
collected interesting exhibits concerning the history,
culture and both professional and non-professional art.
Many of the exhibits are memorabilia from Zabrze and
the region. In the years 1938-2006, the museum
operated in the building at Kraków Square. Since 2008,
the collections have been on display as temporary
exhibitions in the building at 6 Trzeciego Maja Street.
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.