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Zagłębie Dąbrowskie

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Zagłębie Dąbrowskie is a region in Eastern part of Silesian Voivodeship.

Regions[edit]

  • Będzin Region — Beautiful rural area with green landscapes, some hiking places, quiet villages and tiny churches.

Cities[edit]

  • Sosnowiec — Main city of Zagłębie Dąbrowskie region with many interesting attractions, students' city
  • Dąbrowa Górnicza — City with huge capacity and many attractions like Pogoria lakes or Błędowska Desert
  • Czeladź — The oldest city of Zagłębie with Piaski workers' colony and other attractions
  • Będzin — Old city famous by its castle, palaces and Jewish heritage
  • Zawiercie — One of main cities of Jura Mountains
  • Poręba — Tiny town with an artificial lake
  • Jaworzno — City located among high hills and nature

Other destinations[edit]

  • Wojkowice — Small town near Będzin with two interesting churches form interwar period (one built in historical style, other in modernist one)
  • Sławków — An old town with castle ruins and some well-preserved old buildings
  • Siewierz — A town famous by castle ruins
  • Łazy (Silesian Voivodeship) — Small town with Mitręga artificial lake
  • Pogoria Lakes — Four artificial lakes popular among tourists
  • Niegowonice — Village with Kromołowiec hill
  • Myszków — Old town with some interesting buildings

Understand[edit]

Although it's located in Silesian voivodeship, it's historically a part of Western Lesser Poland. From late middle ages to end of 18 century most of parts of Zagłębie belonged to Siewierskie Duchy governed by bishops of Cracow. Sławków region was a part of Sławkowski Key also governed by bishops of Cracow. Other parts belonged to Polish Crown. During partition of Poland much of it belogned to Congress Poland which was a part of Russian Empire, exception Jaworzno, which was a part of Austrian Empire. Mining was a main economy branch for ages. Nowadays Zagłębie Dąbrowskie becomes more and more growing tourist destination.

Talk[edit]

People in bigger cities or popular tourist destinations can speak at least one foreign language. Polish phrasebook can be useful while visiting smaller towns or villages.

Get in[edit]

The closest airport's located in nearby Pyrzowice.

Get around[edit]

Communication between cities and villages of region's well developed.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Pogoria Lakes
  • Będzin castle
  • St. Dorothy Hill (Góra Dorotka) in Będzin
  • Gołonoskie Hill (Wzgórze Gołonoskie} in Gołonóg, Dąbrowa Górnicza
  • Piaski workers' colony in Czeladź
  • Błędowska Desert in Błędów, Dąbrowa Górnicza
  • Castle ruins in Siewierz and Sławków
  • TAZ workers' colony in Zawiercie
  • Saint Jospeh church in Poręba
  • Okiennik Wielki rock in Zawiercie
  • Kromołowiec hill rock formations in Niegowonice
  • Przeczyce Lake
  • St.Stanislaus church in Myszków
  • Mrzygłód sanctuary in Myszków
  • Żabnik Valley, Sosina lake, Koparki lake and Grodzisko hill in Jaworzno
  • Holiday villages of Czekanka, Hutki-Kanki and Tuliszów,
  • Churches in Koziegłowy and Koziegłówki (near Myszków)
  • Villages of Będzin Region
  • Leśna Park in Sosnowiec
  • Saint Joachim church complex in Sosnowiec
  • Haunted Wilcza Góra Hill (Będzin, Sosnowiec or Dąbrowa Górnicza, Mydlice district)
  • Old churches in Wojkowice


Itineraries[edit]

Sosnowiec city break[edit]

Day 1

  • City center, Kolejowy church, Cathedral, Sielecki castle, Dietel's palace, St. Barbara church, multireligious graveyard, St. Thomas church, City Museum, Natural history museum, Medicine and Pharmacy Museum, Christian Orthodox Church, Lutheran church, Egzotarium, Stawiki

Day 2

  • Three Emperors' Corner, John the Baptist church, Leśna Park, Balaton lake, Miners' Club in Ostrowy Górnicze, Porąbka district, Juliusz and Klimontów districts (workers' colonies), Maczki district

Day 3

  • Saint Joachim church complex , Las Zagórski, relax, Małachowski street and nearby ones (pub crawl).

Pogoria Lakes Camper holidays[edit]

  • Day 1/2

Pogoria III (Main beach), beach on Cypel and district of Łęknice

  • Day 2/4

Pogoria III (windsurfing point beach, Piekło beach), Pogoria II

  • Day 5

Pogoria IV (Piekło district)

  • Day 6

Pogoria IV (Wojkowice Kościelne beach) and Pogoria I beach

  • Day 7

Pogoria I beaches

  • Day 8 (final one)

Ząbkowice district, Siewierz or Częstochowa sightseeing (if you come from Scandinavia or Baltic States), Mysłowice, Tychy or Wisła sightseeing (if you come from Middle-Eastern Europe, Southern Europe or Balkan states), Kraków or Rzeszów sightseeing (if you're from Eastern Europe and Russia), Katowice, Gliwice or Wrocław sightseeing ( if you come from Western Europe)

for non-European residents: If you rent your camper and come from non-European country it's worth to see Częstochowa ( if you travel from Warsaw) and Olkusz, Bukowno or Sławków (if you travel via Cracow).

Weekend in Sławków[edit]

  • Day 1

Sławków town on foot

  • Day 2

Relax (canoeing, bike trips or horse riding)

  • Day 3 (final one)
  • Version for Katowice Airport Travelers

Krzykawka, Okradzionów, Błędów, Łosień, Łęka

  • Version for Kraków Airport Travelers

Bolesław and Bukowno

  • Version for bus, train or own car travelers:

Calmly walk on Sławków

Weekend in Dąbrowa Górnicza[edit]

  • Day 1

City center and Gołonóg

  • Day 2

Pogoria Lakes and Zielona Park

  • Day 3

Łosień, Łęka, Okradzionów, Błędów, Strzemieszyce, Ząbkowice

Weekend in Będzin[edit]

  • Day 1

Castle Hill Complex, Gzichów Palace, Synagogue, Golgota of East Sanctuary, Wzgórza Małobądzkie

  • Day 2

Grodziec, Łagisza and Warpie districts

  • Day 3

Będzin Region or Czeladź.

Weekend in Siewierz[edit]

  • Day 1

Town's sightseeing.

  • Day 2
  • summer season:

resting on Przeczyce lake (Boguchwałowice and/or Tuliszów)

  • winter season:

Brudzowice, Żelisławice and Czekanka

  • Day 3
  • summer season:

resting on Pogoria IV (Wojkowice Kościelne)

  • winter season:

Sławków sightseeing

Weekend in Czeladź[edit]

  • Day 1

City center, Elektrownia Gallery, Piaski settlement, Alferd Park

  • Day 2

Osiedle Dziekana, contemporary churches, Przetok Ponds, Szyb Jana

  • Day 3

Będzin and Wojkowice

Weekend in Jaworzno[edit]

  • Day 1

collegiate, labor camp memorial, Geosfera, Kamieniołom Koparki

  • Day 2/3

Pagóry Jaworznickie trekking, Zalew Łęg, Zalew Tarka

  • Day 4

Sosina Lake, Żabnik Valley, Kozi Bród stream

Weekend in Myszków[edit]

  • Day 1

Railway Station, Schmeltzer Palace, Steinhagen Villa, Saint Stanislaus church, relax

  • Day 2

Mrzygłód sanctuary, Mary's Nativity church and chapel, manor house ruins, relax

  • Day 3

Żarki, Żarki-Letnisko, Czatachowa, Złoty Potok, Olsztyn

  • Day 4 (final day)

Brudzowice, Żelisławice, Czekanka, Siewierz, Przeczyce lake

Weekend in Zawiercie[edit]

  • Day 1

City Center, TAZ settlement, glass works, memorials

  • Day 2

Blanowice, Kromołów, Skarżyce, Bzów, Żerkowice

  • Day 3

Ogrodzieniec, Ryczów, Ryczówek, Rodaki, Błędowska desert

  • Day 4 (final one)

Poręba, Siewierz, Przeczyce Lake

Weekend in Łazy region[edit]

  • Day 1

Town sightseeing, relax on Mitręga lake or Water Park

  • Day 2

Ciągowice, Grabowa, Wysoka, Chruszczobród, relax on Mitręga lake or water park

  • Day 3

Hutki-Kanki, Niegowonice, Skałbania, Rokitno Szlacheckie, Błedowska desert, barbecue and evening relax on Mitręga lake

  • Day 4 (final one)

Ogrodzieniec

Weekend in Ząbkowice (Dąbrowa Górnicza}[edit]

  • Day 1

Pentacost church, Tysiąclecie Park, Brzozowy Park, Saint Mary Magdalene church, Pańska Góra, abandoned stone pit

  • Day 2

Pogoria I (resting on the beach)

  • Day 3

Matheron Workers' Colony and beach

There're many accommodation places both on Pogoria I lake and Ząbkowice

Weekend in Korzeniec (Dąbrowa Górnicza)[edit]

  • Day 1

Saint Joseph church, Pogoria III

  • Day 2

Zielona Park, Pogoria IV

  • Day 3

Pogoria II, district of Piekło, peninsula of Pogoria III (cypel), Our Lady of Victory church

You can sleep in district of Zielona, Dziewiąty, Marianki or your own camper

Weekend in Strzemieszyce (Dąbrowa Górnicza)[edit]

  • Day 1

District center ( basilica, Paw cinema and monuments), cemetery, Wywierzyska

  • Day 2

Góra Bordowicza and Srocza Góra hills, Zakawie district , Jamki district

  • Day 3
  • version 1 Sosnowiec (Leśna Park, Smug Pond, Balaton lake, Miners' Club in Ostrowy Górnicze)
  • version 2 Podlesie park and Saint Anthony church in Gołonóg

Trekking in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie[edit]

  • Version 1
  • Day 1

Wzgórze Gołonoskie, Szlak Metalurgów trail

  • Day 2

Łeverest (Łosień), Pańska Góra (Ząbkowice)

  • Day 3

Trekking from Ujejsce to Chruszczobród or trekking in Strzemieszyce

The best way's to sleep in Dąbrowa Górnicza's district of Gołonóg.

  • Version 2
  • Day 1

Trekking in Grodziec and Będzin center

  • Day 2/3

Trekking in Będzin Region and Warpie

  • Day 4

Szlak Świerklaniecki

  • Version 3 (for professional hikers)
  • Day 1

Trekking in Grodziec and Warpie

  • Day 2

relax in Będzin

  • Day 3/4/5

Szlak Husarii Polskiej (Polish Winged Husars' Trail)

You can sleep in Będzin and then on the places listed on the trail. You can see them in Szlak Husarii Polskiej section.

New Year in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie[edit]

New Year in Pogoria Lakes[edit]

Version 1

  • Day 1

St.Joseph church in Dziewiąty, Pogoria III lake, Łęknice and Piekło districts

  • Day 2

relax, midnight walk or Pogoria III or/and watching fireworks from Gołonoskie hill or Góra św. Doroty

  • Day 3

Walk on Pogoria III or IV lake and Dziewiąty/Marianki/Trzydziesty/Zielona district streets

  • Day 4 (final one)

Pogoria I lake, Ząbkowice district, Przeczyce lake

You can stay in districts of Marianki, Zielona, Dziewiąty or Gołonóg.

Version 2

  • Day 1

Ząbkowice district sightseeing, walk on Pogoria I lake

  • Day 2

Trzebiesławice, Ujejsce and Tucznawa sightseeing, New Year's Eve on Pogoria lake, Pogoria IV lake (Ujejsce) or Pogoria III lake (main beach)

  • Day 3

Walk to Pogoria III (Piekło district) via Pogoria II

  • Day 4 (final one)

Przeczyce lake and Siewierz sightseeing

You can stay in resorts on Pogoria I lake or in district of Ząbkowice.

New Year in Sławków[edit]
  • Day 1

town sightseeing.

  • Day 2

Błędowska desert, midngiht walk in town's streets or / and watching fireworks in Niegowonice and Ogrodzieniec

  • Day 3

Krzykawka and Okradzionów (You can go there by walk)

  • Day 4 (final one)

Pogoria lakes

New year in Siewierz[edit]
  • Day 1

town sightseeing

  • Day 2

Przeczyce lake walk, midnight walk on Przeczyce lake or Pogoria IV lake in Wojkowice Kościelne or Ujejsce

  • Day 3

Brudzowice, Żelisławice and Czekanka walk

  • Day 4 (final one)

Świerklaniec palace, Będzin Region (Siemonia and Sączów)

New Year in Będzin[edit]
  • Day 1

Castle Complex, City Center, Golgotha of East sanctuary

  • Day 2

Małobądz and Grodziec districts

  • Day 3

Łagisza district, watching fiewrorks from Góra św. Doroty, Wzgórza Małobądzkie, Warpie or Góra Siewierska (Będzin Region)

  • Day 4

Walk in Rozkówka park or Las Grodziecki or Czeladź sighteesing

  • Day 5 (final one)

Wojkowice and Świerklaniec

New Year in Sosnowiec[edit]
  • Day 1

City center, Cathedral, Sielecki castle, Dietel palace, Orthodox church, Lutheran church, Egzotarium, Multireligious graveyard, Stawiki Lake

  • Day 2

Famous people in Sosnowiec places, New Years' Eve celebration in city center and Małachowski street

  • Day 3

Leśna Park and Ostrowy Górnicze or Jaworzno sightseeing

  • Day 4(final one)

Saint Joachim church complex, Będzin (castle and Gzichów palace), Pogoria IV lake in Wojkowice Kościelne

New Year in Dąbrowa Górnicza[edit]
  • Day 1

Central Market place, Sobieski and 3 Maja street, Sztygarka Museum, Our Lady of Angels basilica, Nemo aquapark

  • Day 2

Pogoria III lake (Dziewiąty), Pogoria II and IV lakes (Piekło), Zielona Park

  • Day 3

Gołonóg (Gołonoskie hill, Bem suare, Podlesie Park), New Year's Even in city's main square, Bem square, Pogoria III (Dziewiąty) or IV (Marianki)

  • Day 4 (final one)

Pogoria I lake and Łęknice district (Cypel)

The best way's to find an accommodation in Central Districts

Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in one month[edit]

  • Day 1/3

Relax on Przeczyce lake, beaches in Tuliszów

  • Day 4

Siewierz sightseeing

  • Day 5

Brudzowice, Żelisławice, Czekanka, Poręba, Zawiercie

  • Day 6/8

Relax and Zawiercie sightseeing, optionally- Ogrodzieniec castle sightseeing

  • Day 9

Ciągowice, Wysoka, Wiesiółka, Łazy (relax on Mitręga lake or water park), Rokitno Szlacheckie

  • Day 10

Chruszczobród, hiking to Ujejsce via Bukowa Góra, Pogoria IV lake, Ujejsce , Ząbkowice

  • Day 11

Ząbkowice sightseeing, Pogoria I lake

  • Day 12

Hiking from Pogoria I lake via Pogoria II to main beach in Pogoria III (Dziewiąty)

  • Day 13/15

Relax on Pogoria III (Dziewiąty)

  • Day 16

Dąbrowa Górnicza city center sightseeing

  • Day 17/19

Sosnowiec sightseeing, Małachowskiego street pub crawl

  • Day 20

Czeladź sightseeing

  • Day 21/22

Będzin sightseeing

  • Day 23

Będzin Region sightseeing (Strzyżowice, Góra Siewierska, Dobieszowice, Rogoźnik)

  • Day 24

Sączów, Siemonia, relax on Wojkowice Kościelne beach in Pogoria IV

  • Day 26

Relax on Rogoźnik lake

  • Day 27

Świerklaniec palace, leaving for home

(Arrival and depart place for this one's Katowice Airport

Do[edit][add listing]

Sport Activities[edit]

There're many bike trails in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, ideal places for bike travels are Będzin Region and Pogoria Lakes. There're many running competitions organised in region's cities and towns.

Water Sports[edit]

Artificial lakes are popular sailing places. Many offer water bikes and canoe rental. Canoeing is popular activity on Biała and Czarna Przemsza Rivers ( see: Zagłębie Dąbrowskie rivers water trails ).

Lakes[edit]

There're many artificial lakes in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie: Pogoria Lakes, Mitręga in Łazy, Przeczyce Lake, lake in Rogoźnik, Sosina in Jaworzno and lake in Poręba. There're also smaller lakes and ponds which are popular with fishers. There's a naturist beach on Pogoria IV in Ujejsce, Dąbrowa Górnicza

Diving[edit]

Pogoria lakes are ideal diving destination, Koparki lake in Jaworzno's a popular diving center.

Art and Culture[edit]

There're many cultural events organised in bigger as well as smaller cities. There're many old buildings in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Sosnowiec, Czeladź, Zawiercie, Sławków and Siewierz. The most characteristic buildings in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie are their high brick-made churches built in 19/20 century, the most beautiful ones are located in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Sosnowiec, Czeladź, Zawiercie, Myszków and Poręba.

Young Adults activities[edit]

  • Pogoria III and IV is very popular among young people, There're three places where you can do barbecue. Most of people sleep in tents or guest rooms in Dąbrowa Górnicza's districts of Dziewiąty and Marianki.
  • Kayaking is a popular activity for adventurous people, just check Zagłębie Dąbrowskie rivers water trails to chose the best one.
  • If you are a hiking lover, just try Szlak Metalurgów or Szlak Świerklaniecki trails. You can also try to climb on mountains in Będzin , Jaworzno or Łeverest, the highest point in Dąbrowa Górnicza located in Łosień district.
  • If you prefer to rest with your friends/relatives in much calmer place, just chose Rogoźnik lake or Przeczyce one (see Siewierz section).
  • If you're a party person, Sosnowiec is full of bars and clubs. Most of them're located on Małachowskiego street and nearby. You can also go on one of concerts organised in Sosnowiec culture centers. There're also some restaurants and bars in central district of Dąbrowa Górnicza like Bajba, Bankowa, Gliniaki and Gołonóg. Most of them offer live music concerts. PKZ and Fabryka Pełna Życia often organize different events and live concerts. Some objects in Sosnowiec hire their spaces for organised party, you can try to ask them for events like birthday or bachelor/bachelorette parties.
  • If you love mysteries see Wilcza Góra, (see: Będzin, Sosnowiec or Mydlice sections). The best time to come is Halloween.

LGBT visitors[edit]

Zagłębie Dąbrowskie doesn't host any special pride events. You can visit it while coming to pride marches (marsz równości) in Katowice, Kraków or Częstochowa. Sosnowiec's a university city what makes easier to stay more anonymous. There is a very tiny gay scene in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, if you want to see places dedicated to LGBT people, you can go to Katowice. Showing affection in city centers and popular destinations won't pay anyone's attention but stay discrete while visiting rural areas and side districts. Visiting big apartament houses settlements is strongly not recommended. Naturist beach on Pogoria IV in Ujejsce is very popular among gay people.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There're many good restaurants in Sosnowiec and Dąbrowa Górnicza. There're many gastronomic points near artificial lakes.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Małachowski street in Sosnowiec is popular party destination, there're many restaurants, bars and clubs. In the summer time there're many live concerts or party events on Pogoria III and Sosina lake. There're also many small bars in Dąbrowa Górnicza (mostly in districts of Mydlice or Gołonóg) as well as Sosnowiec. Many of them have live music.

Stay safe[edit]

Cities of Zagłębie Dąbrowskie are rather safe places but it's better to avoid some districts, especially after dusk. Small towns are in general more safe. Swimming in wild beaches is forbidden and dangerous.

Study[edit]

Sosnowiec and Dąbrowa Górnicza offer program for foreign students. Sosnowiec is a typical student city with clubs, bars or student religious group. Student life in Dąbrowa Górnicza's much calmly and focuses more on local bars and restaurants, eventually mingling on Pogoria Lakes (especially Pogoria III).

Work[edit]

Sosnowiec, Dąbrowa Górnicza or Jaworzno have a very wide choice of work offers. Będzin, Wojkowice or Będzin region is a good option for those working also in Silesian cities of Piekary Śląskie, Bytom or Siemianowice Śląskie. If you want to settle in much calmer area you can chose Pogoria Lakes and nearby districts, Łosień, Łęka, Okradzioanów,Tucznawa, Ujejsce, Trzebiesławice, Trzydiesty or Błędów in Dąbrowa Górnicza or Będzin Region. Finding a job for foreigners in Myszków, Siewierz, Zawiercie, Sławków or Poręba is really hard unless you want to work as foreign languages teacher. Łazy, Siewierz, Sławków and nearby villages are ideal places for digital nomads or people working on-line.

Volunteer[edit]

There're many organisations and places you can volunteer, much of them is connected with sports. Some are run by Catholic church. Unfortunately even basic Polish knowledge is required.

Get out[edit]

You can go to Jura Mountains or Silesia.

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