Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Katowice

Prosperity and extensive growth in the late 19th century was brought to Katowice by the coal and steel industry, turning it into a Silesian metropolis. Today heavy industry has disappeared, and new small businesses are creating a flourishing, modern city. Walk the beautiful old township of Nikiszowiec during the day and be inspired by art and music all over the city. Drop into the lovely shops, and when the evening comes be prepared to spend a long night dancing.

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Silesia City Center

If you want to go for a substantial shopping trip, you will be best at the Silesia City Centre. The shopping mall contains a wide selection of international brand-name boutiques selling clothing and accessories, as well as multiple eateries and a cinema.
Adresse: Chorzowska 107, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 60 50 000


A hip store for hipsters and lovers of unique clothing and accessory designs – shop around or flip through the pages of books on the store shelves. At the same time you can go for a coffee and have a tea or Latte Macchiato.
Adresse: Morcinka 23-25, Katowice
Telefon: +48 534 76 76 54
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11.00 - 19.00, Sat 10.00 - 17.00


If you like antiques you will find the best ones here in Karabela: paintings, furniture, jewellery, clocks, silver, glass and ceramics, old military equipment, old photographs and books. Staff are professional and speak English and German.
Adresse: Stawowa 5, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 258 98 83
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat 10.00 - 13.00

12 Cali Vinyl Shop

12 Cali Vinyl Shop is the place to expand your vinyl collection. Located back in the courtyard of Mieleckiego Street, this urban culture store is where you will find vinyls and other musical paraphernalia.
Adresse: Andrzeja Mieleckiego 6, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 200 00 71


Empik is a nationwide chain that sells books, magazines, and all sorts of printed press and publications. The assortment includes a range of English-language editions.
Adresse: Chorzowska 107, Katowice
Telefon: +48 22 451 03 94


Wawel, a famous chocolate company from Krakow, has a store in Katowice. Going there is worth it - it is a trip to the world of chocolate with all its aromas and tastes. Try specialities like Mieszanka Krakowska, Krowka or Malaga.
Adresse: Warszawska 1, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 253 68 82

Targowisko Miejskie

A classic Polish outdoor market is a must-experience once you are in the country. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and fabrics are for sale here and presented under red and white striped awnings.
Adresse: Pl. Miarki, Katowice
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 6.00 - 17.00

3 Stawy

A paradise for shopping lovers southeast of the centre including an underground parking lot, supermarket and some alone-standing shops such as Media Market nearby. The 60 boutiques inside the mall present collections fby well-known brands such as H&M or KappAhl.
Adresse: Pulaskiego 60, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 209 14 60


One sparkling building with culture, business, retail and entertainment on 69,000 square metres. Altus contains several restaurants, an atrium gallery, a cinema and a wide range of boutiques. There is even an Apple service store.
Adresse: Uniwersytecka 13, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 603 00 14

Katowice International Airport

Katowice International Airport is located in Pyrzowice, 30 km north of center of Katowice. There are regular bus services running between the airport and the city and they arrive (and depart) in the new local bus terminal located under the central train station. Taxis can be taken from outside the airport.
Adresse: Katowice International Airport, Pyrzowice
Telefon: +48 32 392 72 02

Public Transport

Katowice has a transport system mostly made up of buses, trams and trains. It is the company KZK GOP who is primarily responsible for bus and rail service in Katowice. You can buy your tickets in grocery stores, newspaper stands or directly on the bus, but bus or tram drivers often speak only Polish.


Look out for red signs with Poczta Polska if you want to send a pacel or letter via mail. The main post office is located in Pocztowa Street, but if you just need a stamp for your postcard, you will get stamps in smaller kiosk stores all around Katowice.
Adresse: Pocztowa 9, Katowice


Look for the sign "Apteka" to find a pharmacy in Katowice. You will find one Pharmcy close to the main station on Wojewódzka Street.
Adresse: Wojewódzka 26, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 255 40 21


Country code: +48 Area code: 032


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Silesian Museum

The Silesian Museum exhibits Polish paintings from 1800 to 1939 and features various temporary displays from its immense collections such as archaeology or local history and culture.
Adresse: Aleja Korfantego 3, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 258 56 61
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Katowice History Museum

The museum deals with the history Katowice and Silesian culture in general. The exposition helps visitors understand the essence of the city showing original objects, maps and traditionally furnished apartments.
Adresse: Szafranka 9, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 256 1810

Cathedral of Christ the King

The Cathedral of Christ the King, built between 1927 and 1955, is the largest cathedral in Poland. Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral once in 1983. The cathedral is easy to locate - its dome stands out in the Katowice skyline.
Adresse: Plebiscytowa 49A, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 251 21 96


You will love this place, a whole township with traditional red brick houses in fine Silesian architecture. If you are already there, go and visit the bakery Michalski with the best cakes in Katowice.
Adresse: Plac Wyzwolenia, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 2551 480

Church of St. Michael the Archangel

The church is one of the oldest buildings in Katowice, located in the beautiful Kosciuzko Park. Originally it was constructed in 1510 in the village Syrynia from where it was moved to its present location in 1938. The uniqueness of the church is and was always admired.
Adresse: Kosciuszki 112, Katowice

Silesian Theatre

The Silesian Theatre is located on Katowice market square. It is up to you whether you choose modern and bold staging of a play or go for an entertaining evening with good comedy - Silesia's oldest theatre will certainly not disappoint.
Adresse: Rynek 10, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 258 72 51

Kinoteatr Rialto

The cinema-theatre Rialto is an artist-run venue that specialises in independent film and music. Here, visitors will be able to catch a movie that isn't shown in ordinary commercial cinemas, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee at the artsy on-site cafe.
Adresse: Sw. Jana 24, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 251 04 31

Silesian Philharmonic

The Silesian Philharmonic is regarded as one of the most distinguished orchestras in Poland.The list of prominent pianists who have played here includes (but is not limited to) Witold Malcuzynski and Sviatoslav Richter.
Adresse: Sokolska 2, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 351 17 19

NOSPR Concert Hall

The new concert hall just opened in 2014 and exceeds all expectations in acoustics as well as in architecture. The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra playing here is another one of Poland’s premier classical music orchestras.
Adresse: Plac Wojciecha Kilara 11, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 732 53 00

Park Kosciuszko

One of the most attractive green spaces in Katowice, the Kosciuszko park is an attractive spot for a relaxing walk not too far from the city center. It is frequented by locals, who come for strolls and bike rides.
Adresse: Park Kosciuszki, Katowice


In Spodek there are concerts, matches, festivals and markets and it is well known for being a great event venue in Katowice. Although you get no chance to get in, it is worth to see from outside. It is literally like an UFO that has landed in the middle of the city. In the evening there is beautiful illumination on the Spodek, it changes depending on what event is celebrated at the moment.
Adresse: Aleja Korfantego 35, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 258 32 61

Valley of Three Ponds

The valley of Three Ponds is a large park in the southern part of the city. The green grass and the blue water invites you to lie in the sun and have barbecues. This is a great place to visit with your family, friends and colleagues.
Adresse: Osiedle Ignacego Paderewskiego, Muchowiec., Katowic

Silesian Insurgents Monument

The communist-era monument commemorates the Polish insurgents of the three Silesian Rebellions between 1919 and 1921. The imposing structure is shaped in the form of three eagle wings flapping and is interesting to take a look at.
Adresse: Aleja Wojciecha Korfantego, Katowice

Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

40km away from Katowice lies the Holocaust memorial of Auschwitz. The site consists of two former concentration camps: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. In 1979, the site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Adresse: Wiezniów Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim
Telefon: +48 338448099
Åpningstider: Daily 8.00 - 15.00 (spring and summer longer opening hours)

Zloty Osiol

The Zloty Osiol is a popular vegetarian restaurant that serves all kinds of veggie dishes from all around the world.
Adresse: Mariacka 1, Katowice
Telefon: +48 501 465 690
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10.00 - 22.00, Sun 12.00 - 22.00

Restauracja Tatiana

If you want to experience the taste of real Polish food, this is the place to go. The interior is just as traditional as the food, staff is friendly and the dishes are very inexpensive.
Adresse: Staromiejska 5, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 203 74 13
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11.30 - 23.00, Sun 12.00 - 22.30

Hurry Curry

The Indian restaurant in the centre of Katowice serves excellent curries. The staff is friendly and the focus lies on the food itself and customer service. Since the restaurant is a rather popular and compact one, reservations are recommended.
Adresse: Stanislawa 1, Swietego Stanislawa, Katowice
Telefon: +48 511 433 663
Åpningstider: Sun 12.00 - 20.00, Mon-Thu 12.00 - 22.00, Fri-Sat 12.00 - 1.00

Mad Mick

Mad Mick brings American burger to Katowice, along with great atmosphere and super friendly staff. The burgers they serve are deliciously prepared with fresh ingredients. Moreover, they have a good selection of Czech beers - you have to try spending an evening at Mad Mick.
Adresse: Warszawska 13, Katowice
Telefon: +48 535 466 866
Åpningstider: Daily 11.00 - 24.00

Little Hanoi

Little Hanoi is a delightful Vietnamese eatery, a place that serves great quality Vietnamese and Asian cuisine. The restaurant's location in the city center makes it an easy choice for lunch or dinner.
Adresse: Staromiejska 4, Katowice
Telefon: +48 886 623 388
Åpningstider: Sun-Mon 13.30 - 23.00, Tue-Sat 12.30 - 23.00

Stare i Nowe

You will be impressed by the number of vegetarian dishes they offer including vegetarian burgers and lovely salads. The service as well as the interior is just as great as the food.
Adresse: Chorzowska 7B, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 209 70 41
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10.00 - 22.00, Fri 10.00 - 23.00, Sat 12.00 - 23.00, Sun 12.00 - 20.00

Sushi Do

One of the most popular sushi restaurants in town, Sushi Do is conveniently located right next to the railway station. The establishment has "all you can eat" evenings every once in a while - do check their page around the dates of your trip.
Adresse: CH Galeria Katowicka, 3 Maja 30, Katowice
Telefon: +48 722 009 010
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00 - 21.00

Pierogi Swiata

In Poland, "pierogi" are dumplings that are first boiled and then (sometimes) fried. Stuffing varieties range from savoury meat, potato, and cabbage to cheese and fruit. The staff is always happy to offer you a personal recommendation.
Adresse: Jagiellonska 4, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 723 29 97
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12.00 - 23.00, Sun 13.00 - 22.00

LOKAL Bakery

LOKAL Bakery is a place that stands out from Katowice competition with the exceptional quality of its freshly baked breads and pastries. The owners (Ola and Radek) decided to quit their jobs in finance and follow their passion opening this French-style bakery with a Scandinavian-inspired interior.
Adresse: Misjonarzy Oblatów MN 29, Katowice
Telefon: +48 726 289 921
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7.30 - 18.00, Sat-Sun 8.30 - 17.00

Costa Coffee

The several Katowice installments of the international coffee shop chain Costa Coffee offers visitors friendly service, a large selection of coffees, sandwiches, cakes and cookies. Coffee is also available for take-away.
Adresse: Chorzowska 107, Katowice
Telefon: +48 665 204 248


Starbucks is a world-renowned coffee shop chain. You can choose between different coffee flavours and cup sizes, and go for a lovely piece of cake, sandwich or smoothie. Make yourself comfortable in the café and write an e-mail back home – Wi-Fi is available.
Adresse: Plac Szewczyka 1, Katowice
Telefon: +48 71 386 19 02
Åpningstider: Daily 5.00 - 22.00

Old Cuban Cocktail Bar

This is definitely a must-go for cocktail lovers – you get a great selection of cocktails for very low prices. The bar has a nice atmosphere and is conducive to having a great evening with your friends.
Adresse: Wojewódzka 26A, Katowice
Telefon: +48 530 754 766
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu from 13.00, Fri-Sat from 16.00

Mega Club

To enjoy the night, come to the Mega Club. It was one of the first clubs in Katowice and tradition mixed with modern design have made it a popular place in the city. Apart from clubbing, you can see live performances of famous artists - Polish as well as international.
Adresse: Zelazna 15, Katowice

City Pub

People call it the best place to drink it town and its cult status is unquestionable. The concept is something between a bar and a club with several rooms, two bars and a dance floor. Go and enjoy a Guinness during the week or spend a night on the dance floor during the weekends.
Adresse: 3 Maja 23, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 253 97 99
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 12.00 - 24.00, Fri-Sat 12.00 - 3.00, Sun 14.00 - 24.00

Biala Malpa

If you translate the name Biala Malpa, you will end up with “white monkey”. The place was born from the love of good beer and today you can enjoy an impressive 160 types of beer here. Sit comfortably and discover the plethora of flavours on offer.
Adresse: 3 Maja 38, Katowice
Telefon: +48 881 228 048
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 12.00 - 24.00, Fri 12.00 - 1.00, Sat 14.00 - 1.00, Sun 16.00 - 24.00

Klub Pomarancza

It is one of the most modern clubs in Central and Eastern Europe, equipped with an ultra-modern visual-light system. The club consists of three levels on which 3 separate dance floors, two VIP rooms, six bars and a restaurant are located. Klub Pomarancza is a unique place inspired of the best clubs of Las Vegas and Ibiza, so come and dance.
Adresse: Matejki 3, Katowice
Telefon: +48 513 600 300
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 21.00 - 6.00

27th Floor

Some of the best views over Katowice are found in a sky bar located on the 27th floor of Hotel Courtyard by Marriott. It is definitely the highest cocktail bar in this part of the country. They offer a wide selection of cocktails, snacks and wines.
Adresse: Uniwersytecka 13, Katowice
Telefon: +48 32 601 01 00
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00 - 2.00, Sat-Sun 16.00 - 2.00


If you're looking for an alternative hang out spot in Katowice - look no further, since Kato is the indie place to be for young local urbanities, and one of the town's favourite bars. Prices are affordable and a variety of drinks are on offer.
Adresse: Mariacka 13, Katowice

Jazz Club Hipnoza

Very nice bar with a unique atmosphere and good kitchen. It is the perfect place for night visits and evening meetings, or just having a beer and dinner with friends. International bands make frequent appearances on the establishment's stage.
Adresse: Plac Sejmu Slaskiego 2, Katowice
Telefon: +48 660 476 156