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Zagłębie Dąbrowskie

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Zagłębie Dąbrowskie

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


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


  • 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

  • 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


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.


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

The closest airport's located in nearby Pyrzowice.

Get around

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


  • 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
  • Żabnik Valley, Sosina lake, Koparki lake and Grodzisko hill in Jaworzno
  • Holiday villages of Czekanka, Hutki-Kanki and Tuliszów,


Sosnowiec city break

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Day 1

City center and Gołonóg

  • Day 2

Pogoria Lakes and Zielona Park

  • Day 3

Łosień, Łęka, Okradzionów, Błędów, Strzemieszyce, Ząbkowice

Weekend in Będzin

  • 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.


Sport Activities

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

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


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


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

Art and Culture

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 and Poręba.


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


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

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.

Get out

You can go to Jura Mountains or Silesia.

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