Category: Marked tourist route

Poniszowice – Gliwice Łabędy (Szlak Ziemi Gliwickiej)

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Gliwice Łabędy

Pieszy, Czerwony szlak turystyczny prowadzący z Poniszowic przez Niewiesze i Rzeczyce do dzielnicy Gliwic - Łabędy. Szlak w swojej środkowej części przebiega wzdłuż zbiornika Dzierżno Duże, Kanału Gliwickiego i wschodniej części Jeziora Pławniowice. W Poniszowicach znajduje się najstarszy drewniany kościół w Polsce, p. w. św. Jana Chrzciciela, datowany na rok 1499. Zaś obok stoi największa wolnostojąca dzwonnica w naszym kraju, wzniesiona z drewna w 1520 r.

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walking easy 280,00 [min]
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Towns/cities on the road:
Poniszowice; Niewiesze; Taciszów; Gliwice Łabędy
Trail length: 18,8
Trail length in the Silesian Voivodeship: 18,8
Districts: gliwicki
Voivodeships: Silesian
See also
In the village of Poniszowice, in the district of Gliwice, there is one of the monuments of the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. It is the church of Saint of John the Baptist and Our Lady of Częstochowa. The history of the parish is quite long, and according to written sources, goes back to the twelfth century. The present church is the third turn on this site. It was founded at the end of the fifteenth century, and was rebuilt later and underwent minor renovations. Next to the shrine, there is a free-standing bell tower from the sixteenth century.
Next to the palace of the Ballestrems in Pławniowice there is a slightly smaller building erected at the same time. It features Eclectic architecture with strong neoGothic elements. This is called “Kavalier Haus”, which means “Bachelor's House”. It built was by Franz Ballestrem for his son, Leon. This building, which served as his temporary lodgings, later became a luxurious residence, designed for guests coming to Pławniowice.
The palace and park in Pławniowice, in the district of Gliwice, in the commune of Rudziniec, now serve as part of the Centre for Education and Formation of Gliwice Diocese. It is easy to get there, because the center lies at the intersection of the A4 motorway and the national road No 40, between Gliwice and Strzelce Opolskie. The main part of the complex is a palace of the Ballestrem family, which was built in the years 1882-1885. It is surrounded by a small, historic park. In this park there are many interesting and exotic species of trees.
The Gliwicki Canal connects Gliwice with the Oder river. It was built in the 1930s and opened in 1941. It was then the most modern waterway in Europe. Lovers of industrial monuments may admire, among others, impressive sluices with original machinery and equipment. The most interesting sluice is located in Rudziniec. It has two twin chambers, which can be closed with a movable gate.
Bycina lies in the commune of Rudziniec, in the district of Gliwice. The name of the village comes from grazing bulls, and the first mention of it dates from 1263. At the end of the seventeenth century, a magnificent late baroque palace was built in Bycina. Thanks to its location on a hill, the palace is visible from afar. Due to the war and the communist times unfavorable to such monuments, the palace is now much devastated.
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