Printable maps of Katowice
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Katowice
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Katowice with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Katowice area
This Katowice map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Katowice - guide chapters
Poland - moving around the country
Please note that tickets for fast or slow trains are bought not based on a specific train but on the route itself and it is valid only within a day. Tickets on the other types of trains are purchased in accordance with their class. If trains offer a reservation service, then you can buy a ticket for them only at the ticket offices. Almost all trains have comfortable classy dining wagon (wagon restaurant) where you can buy not only small snacks but also have a full lunch. Passengers under the age of 26 are entitled to a discount of twenty percent. The others can buy train tickets without presenting a means of identification. Please note that if it happens that during the ride the passenger loses his tickets before the moment of inspection, he or she will be written a fairly large fine. To economize on trips, you can buy a weekend ticket and make unlimited trips with it. Please be informed that commuter trains run in many cities.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Poland
There are quite a lot of cheerful folk festivals in Poland. On January 21 and 22, Grandmother's Day and Grandfather's Day are celebrated. On this day, it is customary to bring presents and pay a maximum attention to relatives. The whole family necessarily gathers at a large table, even if they don’t do that on other days. May 26, is the Mother's Day. Children visit their mothers with traditional bunches of flowers. November 30, is the Day of Andrzejki. This national holiday is one of the most popular among young people. In the evening, they arrange parties, where it’s common to read the fortune. The melted wax is poured into the cold water, and the outlines of the resulting figure determine the future. The New Year's Eve in Poland is called Sylvester, in honor of St. Sylvester. He has captured the Leviathan, which has been supposed to break free on New Year's Eve. That didn't happen. Since then, local residents are celebrating this event. It’s common to wear masquerade costumes.