The Nakło-Chechło Lake is a reservoir of water, which
since the 70s of the last century has been very popular -
both among Silesian water sports fans and lovers of lazy
sunbathing. The reservoir was created by flooding the
borrow pit of filling sand. The reservoir distinguishes
itself with first class water purity. One way to get to the
beach and leisure centers is to go in an Upper Silesian
Narrow Gauge Railway carriage.
Miasteczko Śląskie boasts of the origins dating back to the sixteenth century, although one of its districts, Żyglin, is mentioned in medieval sources. In 1561, local miners managed to get town privileges from Georg Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg. The town center is a barely distinctive, spindle-shaped market square with a nineteenth-century town hall and two churches. Nearby, you will find a brick townhouses and one-storey bungalows typical for a small town.
The wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in Miasteczko Śląskie in the years 1666-1667. For many decades, it was a branch church of the parish in Żyglin. The building was erected in a log wall construction, with a shingle roof. A slender bell tower and arcades used as shelter for pilgrims, who encircle the church, are worth attention. There is a gate to the church premises located in a freestanding bell tower.
Apart from the summer palace of the
Donnersmarcks of the Nakło and Siemianowice
line, we can find an interesting church of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the adjacent mausoleum
of the Donnersmarck family. They also founded
here a nursing home run by the Sisters of Mercy of
St Borromeo. The church is a unique, brick
building, built in the late nineteenth century in the
neo-Romanesque style with some Byzantine
The first palace in Nakło Śląskie not far from Tarnowskie Góry was built by Hugo von Donnersmarck of the Bytom-Siemianowice lineage of this wealthy, Catholic family in 1856. The form of the present-day neo-Gothic residence results from the renovation carried out by Lazarus IV von Donnermarck in 1890s. The palace houses the Centrum Kultury Śląskiej (Silesian Culture Center) which presents the historical exhibition. The park with surrounding outbuildings is also worth seeing.
For about 300 years, Świerklaniec was the seat of the Protestant line of one of the grandest families in Silesia- Counts of Henckel von Donnersmarck. In the second half of the nineteenth century, their seat became a magnificent palace called the "Little Versailles", which was destroyed after WW2. Today, in the Park of Świerklaniec, a neo-Gothic church and an adjacent ancestral mausoleum have been preserved. Count Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, one of the last owners of the estate, was, inter alia, buried here.
In the interwar period, Tarnowskie Góry became the biggest railway node in Poland. It was just from here that coal, the main important export commodity of the Polish state, was sent into the world. However, the history of rail transport in Tarnowskie Góry dates back to the 1850s. In 1888, a new train station building was opened here, which was designed by Robert Hönsch, an architect from Wrocław, in the neo-Renaissance style.
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusivel...
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Coal mine shaft Maciej is a complex of buildings of the former coal mine "Concordia", which is situated in the district...
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The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur...
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natural light, open space offers room for up to 160 guests. The interiors are full of distinctive colours combined with minimalist forms.
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The...
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The traditions of our region blend harmoniously with modernity. The stylish interior of the old engine building give to this place a unique character.