In the village of Zwonowice located amidst the forests of the Landscape Park "Cistercian Landscape Compositions of Rudy Wielkie", one can admire an interesting hunting lodge from the mid-nineteenth century on the mountain of Winna Góra. The building was erected during the reign of Duke Victor I, whose residence lay in nearby Rudy Wielkie. Previously, there was a farm building on this site, which belonged to the Cistercian monastery of Rudy Wielkie.
Stodoły is the smallest district of Rybnik, located
in the north-western part of the city on the Rybnik
Water Reservoir. Its name might just come from
barns (“stodoły” means “barns” in English), which
were typical for the former rural settlement, or the
"hundred holes", meaning a large number of pits
associated with the mining of iron ore. The most
important monument here is a Cistercian mansion,
built in the Baroque style in 1736.
The Rudy train station is located in the middle of the old narrow-gauge railway line between Gliwice and Racibórz. There is an open air railway museum, with a mile-long stretch of track (along which tourist trains run). It is an attraction on the Industrial Monuments Route. The narrow-gauge railway appeared in Rudy at the end of the nineteenth century. It was in March 1899 that “Kramer and Partners” opened a 23-kilometer railway line from Gliwice through Nieborowice to Rudy and Racibórz Płonia, and three months later, it started carrying passengers.
One of the historic monuments of the village
of Rudy is a building of the former infirmary
founded by Dr. Juliusz Roger in 1858. While in
service, the infirmary bore the name of Saint
Charles. Dr Roger was the doctor of Duke,
Victor I, and became known as a social activist
and a passionate of folk culture. The small
hospital building was built in the style of
Historicism, with some neo-Gothic elements.
It now houses the Education Center of
This restaurant has an elegant and spacious interior with summer patio. It is located in a charming place next to Rybnickie Lake, surrounded by forest and water. Professional staff makes this restaurant a perfect place for family or business meeting.