Welcome to Katowice and issue 39 of Katowice In Your Pocket – your guide to the city and Upper Silesia! We’ve been in Poland over 20 years now, bringing you up-to- date information every few months, and with a dedicated team of researchers and editors, you can rest assured our content hasn’t languished for years! It’s been an unusually warm winter, and with Spring in the air, this ushers in the beginning of a jam-packed festival season. Katowice as a UNESCO City of Music has a reputation for hosting some of the best music festivals in Poland (Tauron, OFF and Rawa Blues etc.) and this June with Tauron 2020 (p.16) will kick off the season! You can find all upcoming events in Katowice and beyond in our Events section (p.12). Don’t forget the transformation in Silesia has industrial tourism (p.50) leading the way, and unwittingly giving rise to #selfie crowds looking for the perfect Instagrammable spots to show off – no, really, we’ve even listed them (p.8)!. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing for kids to enjoy too (p.46) – there’s plenty to do indoors and out. Join us as we guide you through the best of what’s on offer. Let us know how you get on via our FB page and/or show us what you’ve seen by using the tag #Katowiceinyourpocket, or if you prefer, just use good old fashioned email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great place to venture and enjoy craft beer! Perfect if you’re on your way to Zabrze or Gliwice for some post-industrial tourism. 10 taps and great burgers! Make sure to take a tour of the family-run brewery.