In Brzęczkowice, a district of Mysłowice, it is worthwhile to see the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, whose basement houses a very interesting museum – the Cardinal August Hlond Missionary Museum created by missionary Fr. Andrzej Halemba. Here, we can mainly see ethnographic collections from three continents: Africa, South America and Oceania. The natural history exhibition is also very interesting. Many photos and videos tell us about the traditional culture of the peoples among whom Polish missionaries work.
"The origins of the Central Museum of Firefighting in Mysłowice date back to 1974, when a social committee to organize the museum was established. Already after a year, one could see an exhibition house in the building of the old police prison. Since the early 90s of the last century, the museum has been operating in its present location. Everyone will be interested in its great collection of firefighting equipment, uniforms, decorations and medals, anners, archives and many other exhibits."
The best place to learn about the history of Mysłowice is the City Museum, which has been operating in the building of the Central Museum of Firefighting at 7a Stadionowa Street since 2006. The permanent exhibition includes archaeological, ethnographic (a traditional Silesian flat has been arranged here), memorabilia from the period of the Silesian Uprisings and the plebiscite. The exhibits illustrate the history of the industry and the sport in Mysłowice. The most valuable object in the museum's collection is a time zone clock from 1877.
For nearly half the period of the partitions,
Three Emperors' Corner, known in German as
Dreikaisereck marked the border of the Russian
Empire, Austria-Hungary and the German
Empire. In 1846, after the liquidation of the
Grand Duchy of Cracow, border stones were
placed in the area along the Biała Pszemsza
river (between Austria and Russia), the
Pszemsza (between Austria and Russia),
Przemsza (between Austria and Prussia) and
the Czarna Pszemsza (Austro-Prussian border).
To be exact, it should be added that, after
1867, Austria became the Austro-Hungarian
Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia the area
became part of united Germany in 1871.
There are three Jewish cemeteries in today’s
Sosnowiec. The largest of them, located at
Gospodarcza Street, was established in the late
nineteenth century and is still being used. On
the cemetery we can encounter beautiful
examples of Jewish sepulchral art, such as the
ohel grave of Rabbi Meir Gitler. The oldest
cemetery in Sosnowiec is found in Modrzejów. It
may have been founded at the turn of the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The third
and the smallest cemetery are located at