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.
The Katowice-Pyrzowice airport in Pyrzowice (32 km from Sosnowiec) is an airport for domestic and European flights to following cities:
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.
The main approaches to Sosnowiec are:
Sosnowiec has no big car parks system but there are many small car parks along the roads in the city center.
Modrzejowska Street -the main pedastrian street near Sosnowiec Main railway station (Sosnowiec Glowny), is full of bars and pubs.