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Zabrze is a city in Upper Silesia (the Silesian Voivodeship). It hosts several museums, of which the most significant is the Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum.

Among the cultural institutions of the town are the Zabrze Philharmonic and Teatr Nowy ("New Theatre"). Dom Muzyki i Tańca ("House of Music and Dance") indoor arena is located in Zabrze. The local museums are the Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum, the Municipal Museum and the Military Technology Museum. The Maciej mine shaft and the Main Key Adit (Główna Kluczowa Sztolnia Dziedziczna), one of the longest such structures in Europe, are open for tourists.

Among the historical architecture there are many industrial facilities, as well as various churches, houses, public buildings, etc. There are also numerous monuments referring to the history of the city, especially the Silesian uprisings fought here and World War II.

There is also a botanical garden and several parks in Zabrze.


It is one of the cities composing the 2.7 million inhabitant conurbation referred to as the Katowice urban area, itself a major centre in the greater Silesian metropolitan area which is populated by just over five million people


Zabrze gained city rights in 1922. It became of the mid-size industrial towns common in the Silersian region.

Get in

Since Zabrze is not far ftom Katowice, directions at Katowice#Get_in are mostly applicable here as well.

By car

The entire region is well connected with numerous roads.

By bus

Zabrze is connected to its metropolitean area with buses. For longer distance, you may want to transfer at the Katowice International Bus Station.

By train

Zabrze is connected to the train network and has one train station.

  • 1 Zabrze Train Station. (updated Oct 2022)

By plane

  • Katowice International Airport (KTW IATA)

Get around

Zabrze is well connected within the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union with bus lines and tram lines. Silesian Interurbans is one of the largest streetcar systems in the world, in existence since 1894. The system spreads for more than 50 km (31 mi) (east-west) and covers the following cities: Będzin, Bytom, Chorzów, Czeladź, Dąbrowa Górnicza, GliwiceKatowice, Mysłowice, Ruda Śląska, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice, and Zabrze.


  • 1 Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze (Muzeum Górnictwa Węglowego w Zabrzu), ul. 3 Maja 19, 41-800. A large coal museum. Guido Mine and Queen Luiza Adit are parts of it. (updated Oct 2022)
  • 2 Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum (Kopalnia Guido), ul. 3 Maja 93. Part of the Coal Mining Museum. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. (updated Nov 2022)
  • 3 Queen Louise Adit (Sztolnia Królowa Luiza), ul. Wolności 410. Another stand-alone part of the Coal Mining Museum. (updated Nov 2022)
  • 4 City Museum (Muzeum Miejskie), ul. 3 Maja 6, 41-800. A municipal museum with a number of exhibitions about local history and culture. (updated Oct 2022)
  • 5 Military Technology Museum (Muzeum Techniki Wojskowej). (updated Nov 2022)
  • 6 Botanical Garden (Miejski Ogród Botaniczny w Zabrzu), ul. Piłsudskiego 60. A botanical garden opened in 1938. (updated Nov 2022)


  • 1 The New Theater (Teatr Nowy), Plac Teatralny 1. Local theater. (updated Nov 2022)
  • 2 Zabrze Philharmonic (Filharmonia Zabrzańska), Park Hutniczy 7. (updated Oct 2022)
  • 3 House of Music and Dance (Dom Muzyki i Tańca), ul. gen. de Gaulle’a 17. A large event hall, often hosting concerts or other events. (updated Nov 2022)



Go next

  • Chorzów
  • Katowice
  • Ruda Śląska
  • Gliwice
  • Tarnowskie Góry

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