Category: Cultural Heritage

The Jewish Cemetery in Pyskowice

The Jewish cemetery in Pyskowice is located on the voivodeship road 901, leading from Pyskowice towards Gliwice. It was founded in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the last burial took place there shortly after the First World War. There are about 150 tombstones preserved on the cemetery. In 1988, a monument dedicated to the Jews who were shot by the Germans during the Second World War was erected on the site. The cemetery became unfortunately much neglected in recent times.

street Zaolszany 12
44-120 Pyskowice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
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: admission free
: facility is friendly for handicapped people
: whole year
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In 2010, Pyskowice, located in the north of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region, celebrated the 750th anniversary of being granted town privileges by Władysław I, Duke of Opole. For centuries, the town was changing, but it has still retained its medieval layout with a centrally located market square and a network of streets. It is worthwhile to see eighteenth-and nineteenth-century buildings of the old town and a Gothic church of Saint Nicholas.
Skansen kolejowy zlokalizowany jest koło dworca kolejowego w Pyskowicach. Powstał na bazie kompleksu budynków hali wachlarzowej i wagonowej.
The water supply station in Karchowice near Pyskowice was officially opened in 1895 as the first state run (then Prussian) drinking water intake that would meet the needs of residents of the Upper Silesian agglomeration. In the stylish, brick buildings we can admire the original equipment, including piston pump units, turbine pump units, piston compressors and steam boilers. The station produces clean water even today.
The Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Karchowice was built in the fifteenth century. Recent studies have shown that the rafter is the oldest of all surviving in Upper Silesia. Inside this Gothic church we can find a valuable Gothic polychromy, depicting scenes of the Passion of Christ and the figure of Saint Christopher. You should also pay attention to the Baroque altars and fine, twentieth-century stained glass windows.
The Recreation Center "Czechowice" is one of the favorite summer destinations for inhabitants of Gliwice. The attraction is a picturesque lake with a lifeguarded swimming bath. Next to it, there is a campsite, a water sports equipment rental shop, playing fields, and playgrounds. Horse riding fans can benefit from the equestrian club "Stajnia nad Jeziorem (Stable on the Lake)," which offers horse riding lessons for children and adults, sports training, riding in terrain, and hippotherapy classes. There are stables for horses operating in the Center.
Horse riding fans in Gliwice can benefit from a few clubs and equestrian centers. Noteworthy is the Riding Club "Fart” in the district of Łabędy. It offers riding lessons at all levels under the supervision of the qualified instructors. The location of the club near the Łabędzki Forest also encourages recreational rides. The centre also runs a boarding house for horses.
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