Katowice In Your Pocket no.36 ★20 years in Poland★

Welcome to Katowice and issue 36 of Katowice In Your Pocket – your guide to the city and greater Silesia! Spring is already in the air as this year’s winter quietly slinks away having gone mostly unnoticed. Spring in Silesia usually means the beginning of a jam packed festival season. Katowice as a UNESCO City of Music (p.43) has a growing reputation for hosting some of the best music festivals in Poland (Tauron, OFF and Rawa Blues etc.) and this June will mark the kick off to the season with Tauron 2019! Don’t forget that the transformation in Katowice has industrial tourism leading the way, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for kids to enjoy in the area which you can read about in our main feature on p.6 – there’s plenty to see and do in Kato indoors and outdoors, for both kids and kidults, so read on to find out more. You can find a full listing of upcoming events in Katowice and other great Silesian venues in our What’s On section (p.16).

Welcome to Katowice, the city which continues to surprise and humble us. Join us as we guide you through the best of what Katowice has to offer… As always, let us know how you got on in Katowice on our FB page and/or show us what you’ve seen during your time in the city by using the hashtag #katowiceinyourpocket through Instagram, or if you prefer, just use good old fashioned email: poland@inyourpocket.com.

Cover Story

As if Nikiszowiec (p.36) isn’t already a photographer’s playground, this aerial shot provides a unique perspective, showing the red brick, crazy angles and the nooks and crannies in this special part of Katowice.
Photo: Urząd Miasta Katowice.

Main Feature. Katowice with the Kids

Most trips abroad are usually exciting times, and they should be, but
if you have youngsters with you, it can sometimes be challenging to keep them entertained and prevent the dreaded stroppy behaviour! We feel your pain, but we can also soothe that pain, nay, even prevent it from becoming an issue! Read on to find out what Katowice and the surrounding area has to offer you and the kids.

New Reviews


How about some sweet Turkish tea, coffee and baklava. Popular among international students and host of the Erasmus Karaoke Tuesdays. Read more ➞

Coccole di Caffe

A spacious, relaxed and rustic caffe offering crepes, sandwiches, desserts and breakfast (until 13:00). Read more ➞

Flamingoo Cafe & Decor

With a rustic look, it prides itself on good Italian coffee and food. All day breakfast and an adjacent store with, yes, bits of deco. Read more ➞

Organic Coffee & More

A little den in the city centre, just 5 minutes from the main train station offering coffee, smoothies, desserts, breakfast. Read more ➞


Located at the far end of ul. Mariacka (near the church), this Thai restaurant offers classics like Pad Thai and Kaow pad kai Daow. Read more ➞

Bistro Polonia

With a sleek but simple interior, they offer a mix of Polish and international flavours, from burger soup (you read that right) to an old school Polish dessert called Kogel Mogel. Read more ➞

Food & Ball

‘Food & Ball by Arkadiusz Milik’ to give it its full name is connected to the FC Napoli and Polish National team star who hails from Silesia. Located in Galeria Libero. Read more ➞

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