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Terchová

Terchová is a mountain town with 4,000 inhabitants in Central Slovakia. It is a nice and convenient base to hike the Malá Fatra, especially the Jánošík Holes and Chleb trails.

70km

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Žilina

city in Slovakia

79km

49.2218.73

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

monastery in the Beskids from 1600 with Mannerist architecture and a Stations of the Cross complex. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

80km

49.866719.6833

Ostrava

city in the Czech Republic

84km

49.83555618.2925

Ruzomberok

Ružomberok (German: Rosenberg; Hungarian: Rózsahegy; Polish: Rużomberk) is a town in Central Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. It has a population of around 30,000.

91km

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Great Fatra

Great Fatra (Veľká Fatra - Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʋeʎkaː ˈfatra]; also Greater Fatra) is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in Central Slovakia. It is among the towns of Ružomberok, Harmanec, Turčianske Teplice and Martin.

94km

48.9519.074

Liptovska Mara

Liptovská Mara is a dam. This area between Ružomberok and Liptovský Mikuláš can be driven through in 10 minutes by car, but provides many places for a detour.

99km

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Kraków

city in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

105km

50.0618519.93686

Western Tatras

The Western Tatras (Slovak: Západné Tatry; Polish: Tatry Zachodnie) are mountains in the Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountains, located on the Polish-Slovak borders (Małopolskie and Liptov/Orava regions respectively). The mountains border the High Tatras in the east, Podtatranská kotlina in the south, Choč Mountains in the west and Rów Podtatrzański (Slovak: Podtatranská brázda) in the north. The main ridge is 37 kilometers long and the mountain range contains 31 two-thousanders.

107km

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Banská Bystrica

city in central Slovakia

110km

48.733419.1437

Bojnice

the most visited castle in Slovakia, almost intact with beautifully preserved interiors.

115km

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Łódź

city in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

117km

51.7687219.457

Wieliczka

the oldest still existing enterprise worldwide, this salt mine was exploited continuously since the 13th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

119km

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Trenčín

city in Slovakia

144km

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High Tatras

mountain range along the border of Slovakia and Poland

157km

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Sights

Kościuszko Park

A large park near the town center.

562m

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Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Katowice

A small wooden church in the Kościuszko Park. One of the oldest buildings in the town. Dating to 1510, it formerly stood on a nearby village.

798m

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Silesia City Center

Modern multiplex cinema with 13 screens.

1.5km

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Goldstein Palace

A neo-renaissance palace, which was built by two brothers, Abraham and Joseph Goldstein. The palace is representative for the building style of second part of the 1870s. Front elevations and interior staircases are decorated in typical neo-renaissance ornamentation. The opulent use of marble and sandstone testifies of the owner's wealth. It has two floors. It is owned by the city, which uses it as a marriage hall, and it can be accessed by the public.

1.6km

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Legendia

The oldest amusement park in Poland, on the border of Katowice and Chorzów.

2.0km

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Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice

Constructed in the mid-20th century, it is the largest archcathedral in Poland.

2.1km

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Silesian Museum

The new museum is a very large complex with world-class display of how people in Silesia lived through the times, plus a number of more traditional sections (paintings, sculptures, etc.) The museum complex stands on the grounds of an old mining complex, re-purposed for the museum.

2.6km

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Silesian Theatre

Katowice's main repertory theatre, the largest theater in Silesia, dedicated to Stanisław Wyspiański.

2.6km

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Silesian Park

One of the largest parks in Poland and Europe, on the border of Katowice and Chorzów. The Zoo and Amusement Park are (small) parts of it.

2.8km

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Silesian Insurgents' Monument

A characteristic monument from 1967 to those who took part in the three Silesian Uprisings of 1919, 1920 and 1921. The wings symbolize the three uprisings, and the names of places where battles were fought are etched on the vertical slopes.

2.8km

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Spodek

A very characteristic building, shaped like a flying saucer. Hosts wide variety of concerts, performances and sports events.

3.0km

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Church of the Resurrection, Katowice

A neo-Roman Evangelical-Augsburg church in the Śródmieście district, built in 1856–1858, the first masonry church in Katowice. It is also one of the relatively few non-Catholic churches in this predominantly Catholic country.

3.1km

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Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Orchestra got a new concert building in 2014. It's among the largest and most modern music venues in Poland and the world

3.1km

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St. Mary's Church, Katowice

A neogothic church in the city center.

3.4km

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Valley of Three Ponds

Another large park in the city, connected to the Katowice Forest Park.

5.2km

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Giszowiec

Another historical district of the town, similar to Nikiszowiec and nearby.

7.9km

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Nikiszowiec

Part of the administrative district of Janów-Nikiszowiec, built between 1908 and 1912 to house workers in the backyard of their place of employment – Giesche (now Wieczorek) coal mine. Nikiszowiec is de facto an entire city district on its own, with a distinct architectural style, and one of the must-see locations. It hosts several museums and galleries, and an occasional festival.

19km

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Auschwitz concentration camp

German network of concentration and extermination camps in occupied Poland during World War II

25km

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Częstochowa

City with powiat rights of Poland

40km

50.819.11666667

Jasna Góra Monastery

monastery in Częstochowa, Poland

41km

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Jaskinia Wielka Śnieżna

cave in Poland

125km

49.2419.92305556

Tatra Mountains

mountain range in Europe

148km

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Katowice

Poland
Katowice is the largest city in Upper Silesia and Poland's main industrial centre. A rich cultural life with theatres, the Silesian Museum and Philharmonic Orchestras and the Spodek concert hall caters for a population of about 300,000 in the city and 2 million if the surrounding cities of the Upper-Silesian Metropolitan Union are taken into account. The Spodek concert hall is emblematic of the city, appearing in many postcards and other images.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

1°C-4
Precipitation: 30.4 mm

Feb

3°C-4
Precipitation: 29.2 mm

Mar

7°C-1
Precipitation: 32.4 mm

Apr

13°C3
Precipitation: 36.8 mm

May

19°C8
Precipitation: 52.9 mm

Jun

21°C11
Precipitation: 59.5 mm

Jul

23°C13
Precipitation: 73.7 mm

Aug

23°C12
Precipitation: 51.1 mm

Sep

18°C9
Precipitation: 44.9 mm

Oct

13°C5
Precipitation: 35.2 mm

Nov

6°C0
Precipitation: 37.6 mm

Dec

2°C-3
Precipitation: 32.8 mm