Category: Cultural Heritage

The Central Cemetery at Kozielska Street in Gliwice

The Central Cemetery at Kozielska Street in Gliwice is an interesting example of modern urban necropolis, which is located in a park. The cemetery was established in the 1920s in response to the demand of the growing city on the Kłodnica river. It has an oval layout, with a symmetrical arrangement of plots and alleys. Two gates lead to the cemetery, and in its central part there is a monumental funeral home.

street Kozielska 120
44-121 Gliwice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
General Information
: historic cemeteries
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: admission free
: whole year
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"The Museum of Sanitary Technology is the youngest museum in Gliwice. It was founded in 2005. It is located within premises of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, which until recently, was not a tourist attraction. In the renovated and stylish building of the pumping stations from the beginning of the last century, one can see some old sewage treatment equipment and a few decade old sanitary fittings, and afterwards, we can take a tour of the still operating plant, built for the twenty first century."
The wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary located on the Starokozielski Cemetery in Gliwice was originally erected in Zębowice near Olesno. Itserved the local faithful from the end of the fifteenth century to the beginning of the last century. Then, it was carried over to Gliwice. It is archaic wooden structure, with an added tower, was crowned with a helmet and a lantern. The interior, decorated in the Baroque style, dates from the eighteenth century.
The history of the Gliwice parish church of the Holy Cross is connected to two orders. The Baroque church was built in the seventeenth century by the Franciscans, after the conflagration of the older church. It is worth emphasizing that after being rebuilt in the 1920s, the church was deprived of stylistic features. From that time on, to the present day, there has been a Redemptorist monastery, here. Inside the church, it is worthwhile to see old furnishings and a number of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century sculptures.
Kanał Gliwicki został wybudowany w latach 1934-1939, aby połączyć Śląsk z Odrą oraz portami Europy. Ma 40 km długości, a pokonanie ponad 43 m różnicy poziomów pomiędzy Gliwicami i Odrą w Kędzierzynie-Koźlu jest możliwe dzięki 6 śluzom, w których wysokość podnoszenia wynosi od 4 do ponad 10 m.
The edifice of the present-day District Court in Gliwice was erected in the middle of the nineteenth century for the needs of the newly established Land Court. At first, it served the Prussian and then the German judiciary continuously until 1945. It is an Eclectic building with some elements of neo-Classicism referring to Italian Romanesque and Renaissance art with characteristic, two-colour clincker bricks.
The loft in the granary in Gliwice is another successful example of the revitalization of former industrial buildings in Silesia. The project of the adaptation was created at the “Medusa Group” designing studio from Bytom, also known for the “Bolko” loft building in that city. There are luxurious apartments and utility rooms in the nineteenth-century Gliwice granary. The project was soon appreciated. It already received the “Superjednostka (Super Unit)” award in 2010 and secured its place in the prestigious catalog of "101 most interesting Polish buildings of the decade."
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