For years I haven’t considered Katowice as an interesting tourist destination and a perfect weekend getaway in Poland. During my university years it was often a must stop on the way to Czech Republic or a place to go for interesting events (concerts, volleyball games etc). I’ve spent hours at Katowice train station, waiting for my next connection yet never going much beyond it. Together with most people in Poland I fell for the stereotypes of Katowice, I’ve thought it’s just a dull and grey city where the industry took over and where I could find absolutely nothing interesting for me. Passing through this city was always an obligation, never a pleasure. Now when I think about my prejudice towards Katowice I feel simply silly and stupid.
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