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    Katowice
    The Goldstein Villa in Katowice, also known as the Palace of the Goldsteins, or the Palace of the Industrialists, is a neo-Renaissance building, located in the western part of downtown Katowice, on the corner of today’s Jan Matejko Street and Plac Wolności (Freedom Square - formerly Wilhelmsplatz). It was built by Abraham and Józef Goldstein in 1872. They were rich Jews who came from the area annexed by Russia, and who for some time ran businesses in Upper Silesia.
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    Siemianowice Śląskie
    The mansion, also known as Fitzner’s Villa, is one of the most beautiful monuments of Siemianowice. The building can be found in the centre of Siemianowice, in the vicinity of the church dedicated to the Holy Cross. In the second half of the 19th century, its owner, was Wilhelm Fitzner, an, entrepreneur and founder of the Fitzner Factory of Bolts and Rivets and the Factory of Steam Boilers. The Eclectic mansion refers to the Mediterranean building tradition in industrial Siemianowice Śląskie.
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    Siemianowice Śląskie
    In the center of Siemianowice Śląskie, in the municipal park, there are impressive buildings of the palace, whose oldest part was erected by the Mieroszewscy family as early as the seventeenth century. In the following centuries, the palace was expanded by members of the Henckel von Donnersmarck family of the Bytom-Siemianowice line. At present, the residence, which is in a very poor state of preservation, is partly in the Baroque-Classicist style and partly in the Eclectic style. There are historic outbuildings adjacent to the palace.
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    Siemianowice Śląskie
    The palace in Siemianowice Śląskie Michałkowice is located in the center of this old settlement, adjacent to the church and the road to Bytków. It was built in the second half of the nineteenth century for the local property owners, the von Rheinbabens. In the first decade of the next century, it was rebuilt by Louis Dame in the Romantic neo-Gothic style. In the neighborhood of the palace, there is a beautiful ancient forest park and historic farm buildings.
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    Chorzów
    The villa of the director of the Bismarck Iron Works in Chorzów Batory was built at the beginning of the last century, in the then fashionable Art Nouveau style. The builder of the edifice was Ignatz Gruenfeld, a well-known entrepreneur from Katowice. The building is surrounded by old trees. It has two storeys. The villa, built on a square plan, is adorned with rounded pediments, a loggia and a porch. Inside, there is a precious stained glass window made of Tiffany glass.
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    Sosnowiec
    In the center of Sosnowiec, in Sielec, a district located on the Czarna Przemsza river, there is an impressive building of the former palace of the Schöns, which in the interwar years was the seat of the District Court. The Eclectic palace was erected for the family of industrialists - Franz and Emma Schön at the beginning of the last century. Once the palace with a distinctive Gothic tower was surrounded by a large park lying on the river with an artificial cave, garden sheds and sculptures.
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    Sosnowiec
    The palace of Dietl in Sosnowiec is one of the most beautiful residential buildings not only in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, but also in whole Silesia. The palace was erected by Heinrich Dietl at the end of the nineteenth century. Heinrich Dietl was a German entrepreneur, who launched in Sosnowiec the first worsted spinning mill in the Polish Kingdom. The palace was built in the neo-Baroque style. It impresses with its magnificent interior design.
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    Sosnowiec
    Sosnowiec is a young city. It was granted city rights in 1902. Yet, there are medieval monuments within the city. The oldest monument of the city is undoubtedly the castle in the central district of Sielec. Part of its walls may be dated even to the fifteenth century. Currently, it is a stone building on a horseshoe plan, with three not very tall towers. It houses the Sosnowiec Art Center- the Sielec Castle.
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    Sosnowiec
    A magnificent palace, which at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries belonged to the Schön family of German origins, the owners of the Sosnowiec textile plants, stands in the northern part of Sosnowiec, in the district of Środulka. At present, it houses an exhibition of Polish utility glassware, the only such exhibition in Poland. Not far from the main palace there is the so-called Wihelm’s palace erected by Saxonian industrialists in 1900.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Będzin
    The Będzin Zagłębie Museum operates two historical buildings - the 14th century Gothic castle on Castle Hill and the 18th century Mieroszewski Palace in Gzichów. The palace was adapted to the purposes as a museum in 1983. The well-preserved and carefully restored building houses the following exhibitions: “Stylish Interiors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries”, a collection of weapons, paintings and prints by Samuel Cygler. There are also ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions.