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Sosnowiec (pronounced: [sɔs:nɔvȋεʦ]) is a city located in the south of Poland in the Slaskie voidship. A county capital neighbouring Katowice, and a mining and industrial region, it was one of the largest cities in the Silesian Voivodeship and Upper Silesian Industry Area. Sosnowiec is hometown of Wladyslaw Szpilman who was a Polish pianist and classical composer. Szpilman is widely known as the protagonist of the 2002 Roman Polanski movie "The Pianist". The film based on the novel of the same name which talks about 2nd world war and Holocaust. Sosnowiec is also a hometown of the world famous singer (tenor) and actor - Jan Kiepura.

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By plane[edit]

The Katowice-Pyrzowice airport in Pyrzowice (32 km from Sosnowiec) is an airport for domestic and European flights to following cities:

  • Athens
  • Barcelona
  • Belfast
  • Budapest
  • Cologne
  • Cork
  • Dortmund
  • Dublin
  • Dusseldorf
  • Doncaster - Sheffield
  • Edinburgh
  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt (Hann)
  • Koln
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Milan
  • Oslo
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Paris
  • Paris (Beauvais)
  • Rome
  • Rhodes
  • Stockholm
  • Tel Aviv
  • Thessaloniki
  • Warsaw

By train[edit]

Sosnowiec Main (Głowny) Railway Station is located in the city center. Trains from all parts of Poland and other countries arrive at Central Station. There are about 12 trains per day between Warsaw and Sosnowiec, and many more between: Katowice and Sosnowiec.

By car[edit]

The main approaches to Sosnowiec are:

  • from Cracow on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 60 km westward of Cracow
  • from Wroclaw on the A-4 motorway; Sosnowiec is about 180 km eastward of Wroclaw
  • 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.

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  • Cinema City - Sosnowiec Plaza [1], 2 Sienkiewicza Street modern multiplex type cinema with 6 screens.
  • Helios [2], 32b Modrzejowska Street modern multiplex type cinema with approx 4 screens.


  • Theatre of Zaglebie [3], 4 Teatralna Street.


  • Museum in Sosnowiec [4]


  • Sosnowiec Center of Art [5], 2 Zamkowa Street; Placed in Sielecki Castel.

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  • U Renarda, 2 Zamkowa, [6] - restaurant, winery
  • Czarci Mlyn, gen. Władysława Andersa 76, +48 601 533 070.  edit
  • Cogut and Wino, Małachowskiego 9, +48 32 297 95 95.  edit
  • Bombaj Tandoori, Partyzantów 5, Sosnowiec, +48 32 266 83 48. Indian style restaurant  edit


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Modrzejowska Street -the main pedastrian street near Sosnowiec Main railway station (Sosnowiec Glowny), is full of bars and pubs.

  • Altamira PUB, Modrzejowska 8, Sosnowiec, Poland, +48 518 290 457.  edit

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Get out[edit]



  • There is company-organizer of numerous tradeshows and fair in Sosnowiec:


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