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Muzeum Hutnictwa Cynku - Walcownia

Walcownia Cynku w Katowicach - Szopienicach to poprzemysłowy zabytek, unikalny budynek na skalę światową, wpisany w industrialne dziedzictwo regionu, który realnie wpłynął na rozwój Śląska. Jest jednym z pomników historii potężnego przemysłu hutniczego dającego przecież nie tak dawno pracę i utrzymanie dla wielu pokoleń Katowic. Walcownię Cynku wybudowano obok Huty Bernhardi oraz linii kolejowej Szopienice-Siemianowice. Położenie to było korzystne ze względu na dostawy cynku oraz wywóz blach koleją. Wybudowana hala główna Walcowni Cynku miała 91 metrów długości i 20 metrów szerokości oraz pomieszczenie maszynowni o długości 70 metrów i szerokości 6 metrów. Wysokość hali wynosiła 5,124 metra. Ostatecznie po 110 latach pracy zakończono roku produkcję w Walcowni Cynku. W tym miejscu można poczuć klimat pracy i dawnej produkcji. W hali głównej walcowni zlokalizowane są urządzenia, które zapewniały prawidłowy ciąg technologiczny produkcji blach. Ciąg technologiczny reprezentują: dwa piece topielne o pojemności 50 ton, piec grzewczy do płyt, karuzela odlewnicza z 24 formami chłodzonymi wodą, walcarkę wstępną, 3 walcarki wykańczające, 2 nożyce wstępne do cięcia blach, 2 nożyce wykańczające do blach. Budynek jest objęty Ochroną konserwatorską wraz z walcarkami, maszynami parowymi i kołami zamachowymi wybudowanymi w 1904 r. W tym miejscu powstaje pomnik technik i technologii przemysłowych i jedyne     w swoim rodzaju muzeum, w którym zostanie zachowana nie tylko dawna technologia i technika, ale także wspomnienie ciężkiej ludzkiej pracy.

Location
street 11 listopada / Roździeńska 25
40-387 Katowice
Katowice
in the city/town
Contact data
: 727 600 186
: walcownia@muzeatechniki.pl
: www.walcownia.org
: www.facebook.com/walcownia
General Information
: postindustrial, industrial facilities, technology monuments
Prices & amenities
: handicapped, students, pupils
Availability
: whole year

Zwiedzanie:

poniedziałek - piątek: 08:00-16:00*

sobota - niedziela: 10:00-18:00*

* ostatnie wejście godzinę przed zamknięciem

Attractions
Routes
Galleries

City audio tours

We invite you to an audio tour of Katowice.
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Katowicach!
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Katowice
Szopienice, which is now part of Katowice, is an old village, already mentioned in 1360, and probably founded at the end of the thirteenth century. It was destroyed in 1430, during the Hussite wars. The village was abandoned for almost for a half century. In the middle of the sixteenth century, the neighboring village of Roździen became a Protestant center, with its own chapel. After several centuries, the village was absorbed by Szopienice. The present church was built in the Gothic style at the turn of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Katowice
The brothers Mokrscy built a brewery in Szopienice in the second half of the nineteenth century. They produced beer and malt until the First World War, and later brewery buildings served rather as storage functions. In 1991, the buildings of the old brewery were bought by Johannes Bros, an entrepreneur who performed a thorough revitalization of the historic brick buildings - typical examples of nineteenth-century industrial architecture. Today, the Factory Center operates in the brewery.
Katowice
The Sixth Secondary Comprehensive School in Katowice Szopienice is one of the best high schools in the city. Its distinctive brick building stands at the intersection of Lwowska Street and Powstańców Śląskich Square (Silesian Insurgents’ Square). The building was erected in 1904 as a school for girls, which is obvious from the reliefs on the facade. In 1921, the High Command of the Third Silesian Uprising was stationed here. The secondary school was established here in 1947.
Katowice
The Church of Saint Hedwig in Katowice Szopienice was built in the 80s of the nineteenth century. It replaced an older and smaller shrine, which had served the faith only for 20 years. Earlier, the residents of Szopienice and of neighboring Roździeń used the parish church in Mysłowice. The new parish church is a neo-Gothic building. The monument was The nearby Chapel of Gethsemane is also registered as a monument. It was erected at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Katowice
"The largest private art gallery in Poland is situated in Janów, a district east of the city center of Katowice. It is located in the pithead building and the bathroom at the shaft ""Wilson"" in the Coal Mine ""Wieczorek"". The gallery boasts of an exhibition area of nearly 2500 square meters! Monica Paca and Johannes opened the gallery, by inviting a group of artists, musicians, actors and other artists, and lovers of contemporary art. The gallery is located on the Industrial Monuments Route of the Silesian voivodeship. "
Katowice
The church Saint Anthony of Padua in Katowice Dąbrówka Mała was built at the beginning of the last century. The church was built at the initiative of Ludwik Skowronek, parson of the parish in Bogucice. The building was designed by architects Meyers and Fischer from Wroclaw. The design is a plagiarism of Johann Klomp’s work, an architect of Dortmund. The church is a three-nave basilica with a distinctive tower, crowned with a bulbous dome and eclectic interior designs.
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Silesian Tastes Culinary Trail

Katowice
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The... More>>
Katowice
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur... More>>
Katowice
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusivel... More>>

Accommodation

Katowice
Located on the S86 route Warsaw-Cieszyn, has in offer single, double and triple rooms.
Katowice
Hostel is located at Korczaka Street (next to the Expressway S86). The journey to the Katowice center takes about 5 minutes by car.
Katowice
Located in the historic Nikiszowiec settlement, offers single and double rooms with TV-SAT and Internet.
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