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Update date: 2 December 2013
Wooden Architecture Trail

The Wooden Architecture Trail is a joint initiative of the Provinces of Silesia, Lesser Poland and Podkarpacie. In Silesia it is 1060 km long and includes 92 objects and complexes of wooden architecture: churches, chapels, bell towers, cottages, inns, lodges, hunting lodges, outbuildings (water mill and granaries) in their natural surroundings.

There are also two antique buildings museums on the Trail: the Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów (Muzeum "Górnośląski Park Etnograficzny w Chorzowie") and the Rural Pszczyna Museum (Zagroda Wsi Pszczyńskiej) in Pszczyna.

All the objects of the trail are marked with information boards. In order to make touring easier, the Trail has been divided into several loops:

  • The MainTrail of 326 km, extending through the entire region (with a view to combine the Lesser Poland Province part of the Trail with the proposed trailin the Opole Province) 
  • The Częstochowa Loop (C) 180 km
  • The Gliwice Loop (G) 160 km
  • The Rybnik Loop (R) 130 km
  • The Pszczyna Loop (P)135 km
  • The Beskids Loop (B)120 km


There are 6 master information boards on the intersections. What is more, the Trailis complemented by ethnographic and historical exhibitions in museums in Częstochowa, Gliwice, Żywiec and in the Archdiocese Museum in Katowice, the Regional Old Farm Museum in Ustroń, the Beskidian Museum in Wisła, the Centre of Culture and Regional Education in Koszęcin and the Old Shack Regional Chamber in Milówka.

ORG: www.silesia-region.pl


Obiekty na szlaku

Katowice
The wooden church, still standing at the highest point Kosciuszko Park in Katowice Brynów, is a building erected in the ... More>>
Chorzów
One of the tourist sights located in the Silesian Park (formerly the Regional Park of Culture and Recreation) is an open... More>>
Chorzów
The Church of Saint Lawrence in Chorzów is one of the monuments located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia ... More>>
Bobrowniki
The church in Bobrowniki is the oldest monument of wooden architecture in the district of Będzin. The church was built a... More>>
Zabrze
The Church of Saint Hedwig at Wolności Street in Zabrze is one of the monuments on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the ... More>>
Mikołów
In the past, Paniowy was a village, mentioned already in 1282. It is now part of the town of Mikołów. Amid the local lan... More>>
Mikołów
In the village of Borowa Wieś, a district of Mikołów, there is a historic wooden church of Saint Nicholas. It was moved ... More>>
Bytom
The Refuge of Peace is a life-work of Mother Eve from Miechowice, a person famous all over Silesia. Waleska von Tiele-Wi... More>>
Zabrze
Mikulczyce was mentioned at the beginning of the fourteenth century as Mikulczicz and, later as Niculticz. For a long ti... More>>
Przyszowice
Przyszowice is a village lying in the district of Gliwice, in the commune of Gierałtowice. In the village, we can see a ... More>>