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  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The housing estate of Nikiszowiec together with nearby Giszowiec in Katowice is one of the most interesting examples of the workers’ colonies in Europe from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The both settlements designed at the request of the Georg von Giesche’s Erben Company by eminent architects from Berlin - Emil and Georg Zillmann. The construction of Nikiszowiec began in 1908 and ended in 1919. Nine brick blocks public buildings and even a church were built.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The housing estate of Giszowiec in Katowice is workers’ colony, which is unique in Europe. It was built in the years 1906-1910 for the workers of the industrial plants – mostly of the mine "Giesche" (later "Wieczorek") owned by the Georg von Giesche's Erben company. The colony was designed by Emil and Georg Zillmann, who implemented the idea of a city-garden. The blocks of apartments and public buildings have been preserved to this day.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Ruda Śląska
    The „Ficinus” workers’ settlement in Wirek, a district of Ruda Śląska, is probably not so knowm and impressive as Giszowiec or Nikiszowiec in Katowice, but it has its own style and extraordinary features. The houses lining Pawła St were built in 1860s not of brick, but of sandstone extraxted from the Slesian quarries. The Miners working in the nearby  mine Gottessegen, which means God’s Blessing, lived in these houses.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Sosnowiec
    One of the interesting workers’ living complexes in Sosnowiec is a housing estate of the Warsaw Society of Coal Mines and Metallurgical Plants, situated in the district of Ostrowy Górnicze. The development of this settlement, originally called the Niemce, was associated with an accidental discovery of coal deposits in 1814. The society took over the local mining in 1874, and soon, with the development of the settlement, a housing estate was founded.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Czerwionka-Leszczyny
    The tradition of coal mining in the Czerwionka-Leszczyny goes back 200 years ago from now. As early as in the nineteenth century, there were a few small operating mines here. At the end of that century, most of them merged into a big mine - "Dębieńsko". It mined coal by 2000. What has remained of the mine is characteristic brick buildings, a winding tower, a large mine waste dump, and a workers’ colony. It is worth seeing the House of Tradition of the "Dębieńsko" Coal Mine, which houses many exhibits and memorabilia.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Czerwionka-Leszczyny
    The workers’ colony in Czerwionka (part of the commune and town of Czerwionka-Leszczyny in the Rybnik district) is one of over two hundred such colonies in Silesia. It was built in the years 1899-1916 for the workers of the Dębieńsko mine. This interesting complex consists of 98 buildings, most of which are brick family houses of very interesting architecture. The colony is considered by historians as one of the most valuable settlement, and has been entered in the register of historic monuments.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Rydułtowy
    Rydułtowy is relatively small town situated in the vicinity of Rybnik and Wodzisłąw Śląski. For over 200 years it has been one of the main centres of coal mining in Upper Silesia. a the beginning of the twenty first century the local mine  ʺRydułtowy-Anna” is still operating and soon coal will be mined here from one of the deepest shafts in Europe reaching  over 1200 metres in depth. Undoubtedly, every tourist will be interested in visiting the memorial chamber housed in a historic  building of the general cargo scale. In Rydułtowy and its vicinity there are also preserved buildings of older shafts.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    The Mickiewicz Street in Katowice is one of the showpiece streets of the capital of Upper Silesia. Its "career" began in the second half of the nineteenth century, as the Nadbrzeżna Street, and later was called the Augusta Schneider Street. We can find a lot of interesting historical buildings from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the neo-Gothic edifice of the Adam Mickiewicz III secondary school, Art Nouveau and Modernist buildings, and modern skyscrapers.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Katowice
    Dział Etnologii Miasta mieści się w gmachu dawnej pralni, magla oraz łaźni, stanowiącym integralną część zabytkowego osiedla robotniczego Nikiszowiec w Katowicach. Na ekspozycjach zobaczyć można wnętrza typowego mieszkania górniczego na Nikiszowcu oraz prześledzić cykl prania, maglowania i suszenia stosowany 100 lat temu.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Chorzów
    One of the tourist sights located in the Silesian Park (formerly the Regional Park of Culture and Recreation) is an open-air museum with an area of 22 hectares, in which there are more than 70 historic buildings. The exhibits collected in the museum come from the five sub-regions of Upper Silesia (the Beskids, the Piedmont, Pszczyna-Rybnik, the Industrial sub-region and Lubliniec) and from Zagłębie (Coal Basin). The Museum "Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów" is on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.