Katowice is in Upper Silesia and has a long history of changing hands during the turbulent history of Poland. Known as an industrial city it does have a number of cultural attractions and is home to one of the best symphony orchestras in Poland. Katowice has a number of theatres and music centres, and several different architectural styles from art nouveau to Romanesque. Museums include Silesian history and Katowice local history. The city plays host to a number of cultural festivals throughout the year from music to poetry. Hotels can be booked via EasyToBook.com with ease, including discount hotels.
Katowice is home to a number of churches including the traditional wooden church of St. Michael Archangel in Kosciuszko Park. Katowice has a number of cycling routes, a skating rink and sports centre. Near the city is Staszica Mine and Museum which shows how coal was mined in the area. The Central Fire Fighting Museum in Myslowice is another interesting detour.