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Nikiszowiec

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Address: Plac Wyzwolenia, Katowice, Poland
Phone Number: +48 32 255 14 80
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Coal Mine Workers Culture

Iconic for the beginning of 20th century. How coal mine industrials combined economic performance and better live conditions for the workers. Visit the museum and the so huge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
neurope2015
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Nantes, France
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Nantes, France
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Iconic for the beginning of 20th century. How coal mine industrials combined economic performance and better live conditions for the workers. Visit the museum and the so huge church. Visit the streets and yards with headphones lend by the museum. That's worth it to learn about the history of this community.

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Kragujevac, Serbia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of the most interesting places to visit in Katowice. It includes old brick buildings built at the beginning of previous century, interesting church, small square and museum. Use bus line 930 to visit it.

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Thank Milan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is one of the most interesting ones through the city. The second you enter in the district, you feel like you are a part of a majestic story with hidden characters, all the way you hear "music" in the backgrounds and everything around you welcomes you (until you are GKS fan) :)) The cafes and the restaurant are... More 

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Thank Gigi S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Today Nikiszowiec is a part of city Katowice. Working-class quarter built between 1908 - 1918. It consists lots of buildings with red brick creating a unique atmosphere. Cool place to make photo from that era.

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Thank Piotrul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Read on tripadvisor that this was the place to visit when coming to Katowice. A huge thanks to Tripadvisor for this. This place was fascinating and had a couple of good, relaxing hours here with my woman. Really romantic sitting outside the cafe in the sun sipping on a glass of red wine.. Definetively worth a visit! Historical place

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Thank Henning R
Warsaw, Poland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I totally recommend visiting Nikoszowiec. Its style is realy amazing and it is really cool just to walk around. We were there with a guide and i would rather recommend that because you can get to know more about it.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nikiszowiec basically remains as it was 100 years ago; a planned 3 story red brick apartments with inner courtyards built for the mine workers. The brick buildings just glow in the sunlight. We went to the Ethnographic Museum which detailed the history of the community and included a model apartment (from I think around the mid 1960's) and the communal... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It has been built to house coal mine workers; the area around Katowice, Silesia, is full of coal mines. The complex included a small hospital, a school, collective facilities, like the laundry building, where all women (!) did their laundry. The museum gives a good picture of the area, although the installed living rooms reflects the house of a middle... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The city is very charming and it is well preserved. also the museum has several pieces of information in english (but far from all) food options are not the best (in quantity and quality) also had problems with public transportation, to return

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I come from Katowice, however traveled already half of world. I need to admit that its exceptional in world scale ! MUST go when visiting Katowice.

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