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  • Cultural Heritage
    Chorzów
    The Fortified Area of Silesia was constructed along the sixty-kilometer interbellum border of Poland and Germany in the area of then-divided Upper Silesia. The line of fortifications was to defend the Polish part of Upper Silesia against the aggression of the German troops. One of the most important elements of the central part of the line is the Łagiewniki stronghold located between Bytom and Chorzów. It was a set of fortifications, among which we can find a neatly renovated bunker at 168 Katowicka Street in Chorzów. It is a two-floor construction, with almost two meter thick walls.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ruda Śląska
    The shelters of the "Godula" point of defense were built in 1937-38. The plans to build fortifications in the region were prepared by the Poles in 1935, shortly after Hitler came to power in Germany. The purpose of the fortifications located in vicinity of Godula (today's Ruda Śląska) was to secure the road leading from the side of nearby Bytom, where the German attack was expected.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Piekary Śląskie
    In the area of today's Piekary Śląskie there are very interesting Polish fortifications from the time before the Second World War. These are fortified shelters of the Fortified Area of Silesia, which was to defend the industrial region against German aggression. The preserved 24 fortifications were part of the point-defence 298 of the combat group "Brzeziny" and of the point-defence 304.7. In the unique shelter located in the district of Brzeziny the Association for Fortification Monuments "Pro Fortalicium" set up a museum chamber.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Gliwice
    The Piast Castle in Gliwice is one of the landmarks of the city. Its origin is attributed to Siemowit, the first ruler who styled himself Duke of Gliwice. He reigned in the first half of the fourteenth century. The stone and brick stronghold is situated in the line of the city walls. It currently houses a branch of the Gliwice Museum. The collections gathered here present the history of the city and life of its people from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Zbrosławice
    For lovers of old fortification Upper Silesia is a real paradise, primarily due to the perfectly preserved Polish fortifications of the Fortified Area Silesia. Yet, in the interwar period, German fortifications, known as the Upper Silesian Position, were also built here. The most impressive remains can be seen in Zbrosławice, where in the shelter R 116 a museum chamber has been arranged.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Rybnik
    The shelter in Wawok, which is a district of Rybnik, is part of the fortifications built by the Poles in 1939, in the last months before the Second World War. Next to it, there are two other shelters from that time. None of them was completed before the outbreak of the war, but all had their part in the defense campaign. In 2005-2007, the forgotten shelter was renovated by a group of the enthusiasts and it is occasionally open to the public.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Podzamcze
    “Suchy Połeć”, which can roughly be translated as “Big Piece of Bacon”, also called “Suchy Palec” – “Dry Finger”, is a distinctive rock formation near the center of Podzamcze. In this region, there are German bunkers from the Second World War. They were part of the so called Ostwall, a fortification line whose task was to prevent the Red Army from invading the areas of Upper Silesia. Although the Soviet-German fighting in the nearby areas was fierce, the bunkers themselves did not play a bigger role, however.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ryczów
    Ryczów lies in the commune of Ogrodzieniec, in the district of Zawiercie. Among the fans of the Polish Jura, the village is known primarily for the ruins of the local fortified watchtower. It may have been built, like many other buildings of this type in the Jura, by Casimir the Great, in the fourteenth century, in order to strengthen the border of the Polish Kingdom at that time. Though some doubt that this king erected the stronghold.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Skarżyce
    The ruins of the knight castle "Bąkowiec" from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are located within the area of the holiday resort "Morsko", near the village of the same name. Next to the castle there are the two most important hiking trails of the Polish Jura – the red Trail of the Eagles' Nests and the blue Trail of the Jurassic Strongholds. A trip to the ruins of the castle can be combined with a visit to the nearby Rzędkowice and the Kroczyce Rocks.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Three Lipka is a hill with a height of 386 m above sea level. It is located in the northern part of Bielsko-Biala, in the district of Old Bielsko. The hill, which is part of the Silesian Highlands (Pogórze) and once was a linden forest, is now covered with meadows. The hill is recognizable by the characteristic cross. The area is a popular place for walks. There is a nice view on the hilly surroundings of the city from the top. In this region there is also the Nature and Landscape park of Sarni Stok.