Katowice is the largest city in Upper Silesia in Poland with a population of around 350 000 people. Located in the middle of Silesia on the banks of the river Rawa, Katowice historical importance as Poland’s main industrial centre has been indisputable in recent decades. Nowadays Katowice has also a rich cultural life with theatres, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Silesian Museum and famous concert hall known and the Spodek. Visitors will find an interesting city with charming secessionist architecture from early 1900’s, several historic relics, stunning modern architecture, hospitable and proud local people and easy access to the Beskidy Mountains and other Silesian Cities. One of the hidden gems of Poland, Katowice especially delights the senses in April with its numerous flowering lilac trees.
All public buses and tram transport is supervised by KZK GOP. Many bus stations of Passengers Municipal Communication are situated in the core center of the city. At each bus stop there is an information board with bus routes and where they go. The full map with bus routes is usually available in City information Centre near Rynek. There are also trams which transport passengers within the city and beyond the limits of the city. Taxis as always are the easiest and most convenient way to move around in the city.
Katowice International airport is located 30 km north of Katowice, and has third biggest passenger flow in poland.