Category: Nature

The Nature Reserve "Segiet" in Bytom

"Segiet" is a partially protected nature reserve, which covers about 25 hectares.

It is located mainly in Bytom and - in part - in Tarnowskie Góry. The reserve protects a beech forest covering old mine workings on Silver Mountain, one of the highest hills of Tarnogórski Garb -Tarnowskie Góry Anticline.

credit: SMZT

The reserve, adjacent to the old quarries, is associated with the Tarnowskie Góry - Bytom underground spaces. The most interesting places are located along the Las Segiecki (Segiet Forest) Education Trail.


Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the forest, in the city/town
: whole year
General Information
: nature reserve / environmental use area
Prices & amenities
: admission free
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