The Church of Corpus Christi in Rybnik Jankowice was built as the foundation of Count Ferdinand Oppersdorf in 1675. It is one of the two wooden churches in Silesia built on a Greek cross plan. The shrine is a typical log cabin construction. The roofs are covered with shingles. The neo-Baroque interior houses a few eighteenth-century monuments, such as the painting of the Ascension and a Baroque font.
Chwałowice is now a district of Rybnik, lying
south of the center. It was the former seat of
the commune. Apart from the coal mine
"Chwałowice" and the housing estate designed
for workers of the heavy industry, the shrine of
St Thérèse of the Child Jesus is one of the landmarks of the city.
The present church of this saint was built in the
20s of the last century. The sanctuary was
established by the Archbishop of Katowice,
Damian Zimoń in 2005.
In Chwałowice, a southern District of Rybnik, there is a housing estate built in the years 1910-1916 for the families of miners working in the coal mine "Donnersmarckgrube" (since 1945 the Coal Mine "Chwałowice"). The housing estate in 1 Maja Street in Chwałowice consists of a typical, two-storey, multi-family brick houses with outbuildings.
Jankowice Rybnickie is a village situated a few kilometers south of Rybnik. Its origins date back to 1223. Amidst the picturesque forests and valleys, there is a place of pilgrimage, dating back to old times. The ceremonies performed here are the testimony to the devotion of the local people. Since 2002, the place, along with the nearby parish church in Jankowice, has been the Sanctuary of the Blessed Sacrament.
The building of the local government (starostwo) in Rybnik ranks among the most beautiful examples of historicizing styles of architecture in Upper Silesia, which alludes to the so-called Northern Renaissance, also known as the Dutch Renaissance. The building is said to have been built in 1887, and in the interwar period it was expanded. After the restoration work its façade adorned with an elegant gable and turret is particularly beautiful.