Category: Cultural Heritage
The Combat Bunker of the the Fortified Area of Silesia at Katowicka St in Chorzów

The Fortified Area of Silesia was constructed along the sixty-kilometer interbellum border of Poland and Germany in the area of then-divided Upper Silesia. The line of fortifications was to defend the Polish part of Upper Silesia against the aggression of the German troops. One of the most important elements of the central part of the line is the Łagiewniki stronghold located between Bytom and Chorzów. It was a set of fortifications, among which we can find a neatly renovated bunker at 168 Katowicka Street in Chorzów. It is a two-floor construction, with almost two meter thick walls.

street Katowicka 168
41-500 Chorzów
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
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General Information
: fortifications, strongholds and military
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: photos/filming allowed
: whole year

Season: May-October, a shelter open every second Saturday of the month in hours. 10-15
Organized groups - admission all year round by appointment.


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The Bytom Church of Saint John of Nepomuk is located in Lagiewniki, an old, once farming and later industrial settlement, which for centuries has been associated with the city on the Bytomka river. The church was built in the late nineteenth century. Efforts to build the church lasted almost half a century. The neo-Gothic design was prepared by Paul Jankisch, a known architect from Bytom. The interior from the twentieth century was designed Adrian Szendzielorz.
Żabie Doły (roughly translated as "Frog Ditches") is a nature and landscape protected area in Silesia, located entirely within the limits of the cities of Bytom, Chorzów and Piekary Ślaskie. The local landscape resembles that of Masuria, a lake district in north-eastern Poland. Żabie Doły is a protected area of endangered species, including little bittern, Eurasian bittern and mute swan. Interestingly, it owes its appearance to many centuries of human activity, in particular underground mining and metal smelting.
An unusual, small stone cross in the shape of the letter "T", which is only half a meter tall and located on Lagiewniki Street, the main street of Bytom, is undoubtedly one of the city's most peculiar monuments. There are various theories about the origins of this intriguing object, in which people saw either a typical conciliation cross or relics from the times of Saints Cyril and Methodius - and even archaic pagan sculptures.
The origins of the workers colonies in Upper Silesia date back to mid-eighteenth century, when, together with the industrial development, the Prussian authorities launched a settlement campaign. The colony located in Chorzów at present Kalidego Street in Chorzów is one of the oldest in Silesia. It was established in the late eighteenth century, when the town of Królewska Huta was founded. Several buildings have been preserved to our time.
For many decades, tempered glass panels of the windows of the buildings of the coal mine "Rozbark" in Bytom greeted all coming to the city from Chorzów. The mine was put into operation in 1863 and ceased to work in 2004. The windows were dismantled, but a few historic, brick buildings have been preserved, including a century-old pithead building at the helm. Thanks to revitalization its impressive interior will be adapted to the Dance Centre.
The Church of Saint Barbara from 1852 is the oldest Catholic shrine in Chorzów. It was built not far from Huta Królewska. The church owes its present look to the later enlargement. Stylistically, it is mainly a Neo-Gothic building, but some neo-Romanesque elements can also be found here. Inside the church, there are beautiful stained glass windows designed by Stefan Matejko, nephew of the famous painter. The tomb of Julius Ligoń, a Silesian poet and social activist is situated at 3 Maja Street, not far from the church.
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