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Sosnowiec - city located in the south of Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship. A county capital neighbouring Katowice, and a mining and industrial region, it is one of the largest cities in the Silesian Voivodeship and Upper Silesian Industry Area, known also as city of four cultures, where there are many reminders of the times when the city was developed by Evangelicals, Jews, Orthodox and Catholics.

Get in

By plane

The Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (KTW) in Pyrzowice (24 km from Sosnowiec) is an airport for domestic and European flights to major cities throughout Europe and Tel Aviv.

Sosnowiec is connected with airport by KZK GOP bus line: Lotnisko

The Kraków-Balice Airport (KRK) is 70 km away form the city.

By train

1 Sosnowiec Main (Główny) Railway Station is located in the city centre. Trains from all parts of Poland and other countries arrive at the Main Station. There are about 12 trains per day between Warsaw and Sosnowiec, and many more between nearby cities like Katowice, Częstochowa, Gliwice. The city has direct connection by train with the following European and main Polish cities:

Train timetable for Sosnowiec Główny

By car

The main approaches to Sosnowiec are:

  • from Kraków on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 60 km westward of Kraków
  • from Wrocław on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 180 km eastward of Wrocław
  • from Warsaw on the E-67 European main road; Sosnowiec is about 300 km south of Warsaw
  • from Cieszyn (on the southern border) on the E-75 European main road; Sosnowiec is about 70 km north of Cieszyn

Sosnowiec has no big car parks system but there are many small car parks along the roads in the city center.

By bus

Approaches to Sosnowiec form main polish cities:

  • from Kraków: FlixBus
  • from Katowice: by public transport

Get around

By public transport

There is about 64 regular bus lines operated by KZK GOP and about 16 by other carries, 5 tram lines and some local train connection inside Silesia Voivoidship. KZK GOP support 27 cities, including KatowiceGliwice, Będzin, Mysłowice, Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza. There is one common public transport ticket for all 27 cities. It is possible to pay by SKUP card and by mobile applications: SkyCash, moBilet and mPay Consult the map of tram and bus stops and the timetables for all buses and trams.

By bicycle

There is about 45 km of bicycle ways around all city center and connecting popular directions and neighboring cities. You can rent bicycle provided by Sosnowiecki Rower Miejski / Nextbike in one of 22 station around the city. You can leave bicycle in other bicycle sharing system in region (Katowice, Tychy, Siemianowice Śląskie).

See

  • 1 Sielecki Castle, Zamkowa 2. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 2 Oskar Schöen's Palace, 1 Maja 19. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 3 Dietel's Palace (Pałac Dietla), Stefana Żeromskiego 2. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Wilhelm Palace
  • 4 The Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Vera, Nadia, Luba, Jana Kilińskiego 39. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 5 Evangelical Church, Stefana Żeromskiego 4. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 6 Three Emperors' Corner. is a former tripoint at the confluence of the Black and White Przemsza rivers. From 1871 to 1918, under Partitions of Poland, it marked the border between the Russian Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the German Empire. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 7 Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kościelna 1. (updated Jun 2017)

Museums

  • 8 Old Schön Palace (Ernst Schön Palace), Chemiczna 12. (updated Nov 2020)
    • 9 Museum in Sosnowiec (Museum Sosnowiec), Chemiczna 12. (updated Nov 2020)

Galleries

  • 10 Sosnowiec Center of Art, Zamkowa 2. Zamkowa 2, in Sielecki Castle. 

Parks

  • 11 Sielecki Park (Park of Sielec), Zamkowa 2. (updated Dec 2020)
  • 12 Dietel Park (Żeromskiego Park), Żeromskiego. (updated Dec 2020)
  • Schoen Park
  • Tysiąclecia Park
  • Srodula Park
  • Harcerski Park

Other

  • Viewpoint at Środula Hill in Środula Parkl

Do

  • 1 Public Beach Stawiki, Kresowa 1. (updated Jun 2017)

Cinema

  • 2 Cinema City - Sosnowiec Plaza, 2 Sienkiewicza Street. Modern multiplex type cinema with 6 screens. 
  • 3 Helios. 32b Modrzejowska Street modern multiplex type cinema with approx 4 screens. 

Theatre

  • 4 Theatre of Zagłębie, 4 Teatralna Street. 6th oldest Theatre in Poland, still working, still existing in the same building. 

Music

  • Concert Hall

Sport

  • 5 Wake Zone Stawiki, Kresowa 1, ☏ +48 500 355 221. 10AM - 8PM. One of the largest wakeboard centers in Poland with two rope lifts: 750 m and 200 m. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 6 Autodrom Karting, Stawowa 4. Two-level go-kart track. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 7 Ski Slope Środula, 3-go Maja 51. 3 ski runs: 450 m, 300 m, 150 m (updated Jun 2017)
  • 8 Climbing wall Poziom450, Gabriela Narutowicza 51, ☏ +48 730 454 546. (updated Jun 2017)

Events

  • Zaglebie Critical Mass - annual cycling event

Buy

  • 1 Plaza shopping center, Henryka Sienkiewicza 2. (updated Jun 2017)

Eat

In strict city center there is about 20 restaurants. Most popular and recommended are listed below. There are also many Food Bars with fast food, snacks, dumplings etc.

Budget

  • 1 Pezzo Pizza, Kościelna 48 (from city center by foot - about 3 min, by Modrzejewska st. then turn right to Kościelna st.), ☏ +48 505 543 020. Original italian pizza baked in wood burining stove. Payment only by cash. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 2 Bistro na Wspólnej (Fresh Polish Dumplings), Wspólna 26, ☏ +48 511 232 545. Mn - Fr: 10AM - 5PM, St: 11AM - 3PM. Traditional polish food: dumplings, broth with quilts, etc. Payment only by cash from 2.5€. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Bar Mleczny, ul. Warszawska
  • Pistacja Cafe

Mid-range

  • 3 Kaprys Restaurant, Caffe, Stanisława Małachowskiego 2, ☏ +48 792 781 398. European kitchen (updated Jun 2017)
  • 4 Magiel Kulinarny, Warszawska 5A (strict city center, opsite entry Warszawska Restaurant, next to car park), ☏ +48 602 429 376. traditional, regional kitchen from Sosnowiec and Dąbrowa Basin (updated Jun 2017)
  • 5 Warszawska Restaurant (Restauracja Warszawska), Warszawska 18 (strict city center, in the same building as Hotel Centrum), ☏ +48 32 256 70 94. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 6 Bombaj Tandoori, Partyzantów 5, ☏ +48 32 266 83 48. Indian kitchen. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 7 Cogut & Wino. Restaurant, Stanisława Małachowskiego 9, ☏ +48 32 297 95 95. (updated Jun 2017)

Drink

There is above 70 pubs, bars and clubs in city. Half of them are located in city center, especially on Małachowskiego st. Below are listed most popular places to visit:

Pubs

  • 1 VHS Pub (VHS), Stanisława Małachowskiego 24 (2 minutes from railway station by foot), ☏ +48 798 210 776. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 2 Księgarnia, Stanisława Małachowskiego 22 (4 min from city center by foot), ☏ +48 799 796 676. popular, modern place with trendy music and kraft beer (updated Jun 2017)

Clubs

  • 3 Manufaktura Klub, Warszawska 12, ☏ +48 888 213 213. (updated Jul 2017)
  • 4 Kashmir Music Club, Stanisława Małachowskiego 9, ☏ +48 32 297 95 95. (updated Jul 2017)
  • 5 Dekada Klub, Sienkiewicza 3, ☏ +48 32 307 88 08. (updated Jul 2017)

Sleep

Budget

  • 1 Dom Sportowca MOSIR, Kresowa 1, ☏ +48 32 299 64 37. From €12. (updated Jul 2017)

Mid Range

  • 2 Hotel Centrum, Modrzejowska 3 (strict center, near rails station Sosnowiec Główny), ☏ +48 32 266 97 23, ✉ recepcja@hotelcentrumsosnowiec.pl. n historical building, three-star hotel located in the centre. It features 28 comfortable rooms and 3 conference rooms. From €30. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 3 Buotique Hotel, Partyzantów 11, ☏ +48 32 266 11 22. 3 stars, near city center, in a silent area Form €28. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 4 Hotel Orion, Przyjaciół Żołnierza 5A, ☏ +48 32 266 18 97. 2 stars From €27. (updated Jun 2017)
  • 5 M Hotel, Wojska Polskiego 199. From €26. (updated Jun 2017)

Learn

  • 1 Humanitas University, Kilińskiego 43, ☏ +48 32 363-12-20. (updated Jul 2017)
    • Intensive Polish course for foreginers by Humanitas University

Go next

  • Będzin — 10 km east a city just to the north of Sosnowiec with a beautiful castle from the 11th century
  • Katowice — 10 km west the regional capital and a major transportation hub with its fair share of monuments and industrial heritage.
  • Central Firefighting Museum in Mysłowice; 6 km southwest.
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau - 33 km southeast - the cluster of concentration, labour and extermination camps established by the Nazis during the Second World War
  • Bielsko-Biała — 80 km south city with cosy old town and many beautiful buildings from Austro-Hungarian times. Many trains from Sosnowiec Main Station .
  • The "Eagle Nest Castle Ruins" in the Jura in Ogrodzieniec, Olsztyn, Rudno, Mirów and Ojców. Many trains form Sosnowiec Main Station to Zawiercie, Myszków. 60 km northeast by car by E67 road.
  • Częstochowa - is the most important pilgrim's place in Central Europe. In the Pauline Monastery on Jasna Góra (literally: bright hill) you can pray in front of one of the most known icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Many trains from Sosnowiec Main Station. 80 km north by car by E67 road.


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