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The Building of the Magistrate in Gliwice


For centuries, the municipal authorities of Gliwice operated in the town hall, which still stands in the middle of the market square. Currently, the main seat of the magistrate is the imposing edifice of the former "Haus Oberschlesien" (meaning "House of Upper Silesia"). It is located in Zwycięstwa Street, which connects the Old Town with the train station. This Eclectic building was constructed the 1920s. Horst Bienek made it famous in one of his novels.

Location
street Zwycięstwa 21
44-100 Gliwice
Gliwice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town, in the city/town centre
Contact data
: 32 231 30 41
General Information
: architectural monuments
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year

Monday 08 am–4 pm
Tuesday 08 am–4 pm
Wednesday 08 am–4 pm
Thursday 08 am–5 pm
Friday 08 am–3 pm

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