Category: Cultural Heritage

The Forester's Lodge " Wildeck" in Ruda Kozielska

The area of the commune of Kuźnia Raciborska is among the most attractive in terms of tourism in the south-western region of Silesia. The vast forests of the Landscape Park "Cistercian Landscape Compositions of Rudy Wielkie". It is worthwhile to see a historic, nineteenth-century forester’s lodge “Wildeck” (or “Wildek”), which has an interesting architectural form and is also shrouded in a dark legend.

Ruda Kozielska
Kuźnia Raciborska
Rybnicko-Raciborski Region
in the forest, in the country
General Information
: history sources
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
Sound files

The Rudy train station is located in the middle of the old narrow-gauge railway line between Gliwice and Racibórz. There is an open air railway museum, with a mile-long stretch of track (along which tourist trains run). It is an attraction on the Industrial Monuments Route. The narrow-gauge railway appeared in Rudy at the end of the nineteenth century. It was in March 1899 that “Kramer and Partners” opened a 23-kilometer railway line from Gliwice through Nieborowice to Rudy and Racibórz Płonia, and three months later, it started carrying passengers.
One of the historic monuments of the village of Rudy is a building of the former infirmary founded by Dr. Juliusz Roger in 1858. While in service, the infirmary bore the name of Saint Charles. Dr Roger was the doctor of Duke, Victor I, and became known as a social activist and a passionate of folk culture. The small hospital building was built in the style of Historicism, with some neo-Gothic elements. It now houses the Education Center of Landscape Parks.
The church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the most important part of the Cistercian monastery and palace complex in Rudy. It is one of the oldest shrines of Silesia. Its pride is the image of the Madonna and Child, revered for centuries by local believers as miraculous. Originally, the church was Gothic, as is the image of the Madonna, dating back to the fifteenth century. In 1995, the bishop of the Diocese of Gliwice raised the church to the rank of the Diocesan Sanctuary of Our Lady the Humble of Rudy.
For a long time, there have been no monks in their characteristic white robes, with black scapulars, in the Cistercian monastery in Rudy, near Racibórz. The monastery was dissolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before that, for nearly six centuries, people had prayed, culture had been spread, land cultivated, factories built in this corner of Silesia. A beautiful white church and a monastery complex of the Diocese of Gliwice – that is what has been left after the monks. Efforts are underway to put the complex onto the UNESCO World Heritage LiSt
The Cistercian Landscape Compositions of Rudy Wielkie is an interesting protected area located in the eastern part of the Racibórz Valley. It covers the northern parts of the Rybnik Plateau. The nature park was established here in 1993. It covers an area of 49 thousand hectares, including additional protective zones of the total area of 14 thousand hectares. The natural environment and historical and cultural values of the park make it an attractive area for tourists.
See more
Silesian Tastes Culinary Trail
Hotel Spa Laskowo *** Restaurant is known for its excellent Polish cuisine served in traditional and innovative way. Eac... More>>
This restaurant has an elegant and spacious interior with summer patio. It is located in a charming place next to Rybnic... More>>
Wodzisław Śląski
Owner of this restaurant is a well known Silesian Chef - Remigiusz Rączka. He serves not only delicious Silesian cuisine... More>>
It is a family confectionery that was founded in early 1990s.
Bar "Pod Lipami" jest to idealne miejsce dla wszystkich ceniących sobie swojskie klimaty.
Serdecznie zapraszamy do nowo otwartej Restauracji Cysterskiej mieszczącej się w murach Starego Opactwa w Rudach, w skrzydle Pałacu Księcia.
See more