For centuries Mikołów, one of the oldest towns in Upper
Silesia, had a multicultural face. The Jewish community,
which was present here for about 300 years, played a
significant role in the town’s history. At the end of the
seventeenth century, they founded the first Jewish cemetery,
which has survived to this day. The new cemetery is situated
between the streets of Stara Droga and Konstytucji 3 Maja.
There are about 200 tombstones preserved in the cemetery,
the oldest of which date from the first half of the eighteenth
Mikołów is an industrial Silesian town with a spectacular market square and numerous monuments. The so-called “Biały Domek” (White House), an impressive villa at Karola Miarki Street is among the most interesting monuments. It was built by Heinrich Koetz, a local entrepreneur, the owner of the machinery factory, n the second half of the nineteenth century. The building houses the magistrates and is the seat of the Municipal Museum with interesting collections.
The history of the Protestant parish in Mikołów goes back to the second half of the sixteenth century. After the wave of the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation came to Silesia, which was not conducive to the construction of Evangelical churches. Eventually, the church was built in the early 60s of the nineteenth century. The neo-Gothic building was the culmination of the efforts of the Lutherans from Mikołów, who in the previous years had gathered in a rented room in the local pharmacy.
The Silesian Botanical Garden in Mikołów Mokre is one of the largest and most modern in Silesia. Its main aim is to protect the biodiversity of the region, to conduct educational activities targeted at different age groups and to stimulate pro-environmental attitudes in society. The Botanical Garden is also a great place for recreation and relaxation. It also does some scientific research.
Mikołów is among the oldest settlements in Upper Silesia. The first mention dates from the thirteenth century. The settlement was founded in the Middle Ages, but its municipal rights date back to the sixteenth century. The historic urban layout includes a four-sided, elongated market and an irregular network of streets. Here we can see, among others, historic churches, a neo-Renaissance town hall and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Mikołów is
the oldest church in this historic town.
The exact date of its construction is unknown, but its late Gothic style seems to
indicate the end of the Middle Ages.Until
the mid-nineteenth century the church remained the seat of the parish,
whose patron was saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr. After the construction of the new parish church in Mikołów
the old one was converted into a
branch church under the new patroness.
The restaurant is combined with the House of Silesian Culture. Here you can try excellent Silesian cuisine and take part...
The restaurant is combined with the House of Silesian Culture. Here you can try excellent Silesian cuisine and take part in many open events which promote the Silesian dialect and customs. Interior of the restaurant also refers to the regional tradition.
The restaurant is a member of the “Silesian Tastes” Culinary Trail.