Tourist attractions


Cyclists “ride with us" in Katowice
On 7 December, at 3:00 p.m., Katowice City officials welcomed a 19-person relay of Italian riders who, on the occasion of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention COP24, cycled the distance of more than 1200 kilometres from Venice to Katowice.
6 December, or Santa Claus Day, is an ideal opportunity to see the patron of this holiday personally. He did not forget to stop by Katowice and meet with the youngest inhabitants of our city at 4:00 p.m. On this special day, Santa Claus brought a sweet treat to every polite child.
The grand finale of the "ZOOM – KIDS ON THE MOVE" action started on 7 December at noon. The originator of this action is the Climate Alliance, which in 2002 organised the first such project in Germany. It has proven very popular and is still active throughout Europe.
Creative People Facing Global Challenges – panel discussion in Muzeum Śląskie
In the occasion of COP24 in Katowice, Art of Change 21 and Muzeum Śląskie invite you to attend the panel discussion “Creative People Facing Global Challenges” in Muzeum Śląskie.
Transport Day 2018
A conference entitled "Transport Day 2018" was held in the Youth Culture Centre on 6 December as one of the events accompanying Cop24 in Katowice. During the conference, participants discussed the issue of sustainable transport and the use of new technologies to make public transport even more friendly for the environment.
Guided tour to the Nikiszowiec district by hydrogen bus.
JSW SA has been working on carbon-neutral technologies. The company has a huge potential in this field, based on hydrogen recovered from coke-oven gas, which is produced in its coking plants. Purified hydrogen can be used, among others, in hydrogen cells for emission-free production of electric energy, clean public transport and supplying electrical equipment.
Join the sightrunning tours in Katowice!
Explore our city - the host of COP24! All the COP24 participants can join a dedicated running training led by local athletes.
Cities for Climate
The “NAZCA” session: “Local action for global challenges” – one of the main events of the COP24 Climate Summit was held a part of the Cities form Climate Urban Summit by COP24 on 5 December at 10:30 in the International Congress Centre in Katowice.
On 4 December at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m., the residents of Katowice and our guests had the opportunity to see an extraordinary, five-minute mapping, displayed on the façade of the City Hall building, prepared by Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa.
The Friendship and Peace Concert
The MARCHOŁT Independent Associations Club invites guests and COP24 participants to the Friendship and Peace Concert, which will take place on December 5th at 7 p.m. at the Katowice City of Gardens - K. Bochenek Cultural Institution at pl. Sejm Śląski 2 in Katowice.
Welcome Party for Cop24 guests
The second day of the UN Climate Summit in Katowice was filled to the brim with attractions and accompanying events. On that day there was also a welcome event for the participants of COP24. At 7:00 p.m., all guests gathered in the Spodek Arena were greeted by the Mayor of the City – Marcin Krupa.
COP24 friendly - Silesian hospitality
The COP24 friendly project is a unique and interesting initiative of Silesian restaurants, pubs and shops, prepared for the participants of the UN Climate Summit. The programme will be implemented in five categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, clubbing and shopping.
A new mural in the centre of Katowice! Created for the climate summit
A cross between pop culture observations and an artistic vision of the creator thrown on the city walls. A pictorial commentary on the current reality or an abstract work of art that adds colour to the urban space.
Climate Change – Urban and Regional Policies
International conference “Climate Change – Urban and Regional Policies”. On 10th December 2018 in the open hall of the Academy of Fine Arts” in Katowice.
A wake up by a brass band. Get to know the Silesian tradition.
If you see a spontaneous concert of a brass band dressed in black gala suits and shako hats (a hat with a plume) in the streets or a park today, don't be surprised. This is the celebration of St. Barbara's Day (Barbórka), a traditional holiday celebrated in the region of Silesia and connected with its mining history.
The latest documentary by Ewa Ewart “The Curse of Abundance" – 5 December 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kosmos cinema
The latest documentary by Ewa Ewart “The Curse of Abundance” – 5 December 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kosmos cinema (66 Sokolska Street – Katowice).
From Black to Green – feel invited to the Katowice area
A huge KATOWICE neon sign invites all participants of the UN Climate Summit to the area of the COP24 host city. The booth located in pavilion E presents the transformation of Katowice, changing in accordance with the message – from Black to Green. In the area you can relax, have a cup of coffee, talk and choose Silesian souvenirs referring to the mining history of Katowice.
Visit the Silesian Museum during COP24!
The Silesian Museum in Katowice invites everyone to extraordinary events during the COP24 climate summit. The visitors will be able to take advantage of a special programme prepared for guests from Poland and abroad. The museum will host guided tours of the museum, exhibitions, presentations and meetings with artists.
The week ahead of us is full of interesting events
The week ahead of us is full of interesting events accompanying the COP24 climate summit for the residents of our city.
24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention is now open!
The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention was inaugurated on 3 December.
Changes in traffic organisation due to the COP24 climate summit
The Climate Summit, which will attract 30,000 delegates from 196 countries to Katowice, comes with changes in traffic organisation – particularly in the Culture Zone and its neighbourhood.
devaSTATION exhibition concepts
Vernissage 7.12.2018, 5:00 p.m. Exhibition duration – until the end of December, 2018 Venue : ZPAP ArtNova2 Gallery in Katowice
Eco Design It. In Silesia!
Design from Silesia combines motifs taken from art, architecture and crafts.
The information point is dedicated to the guests of the COP24 event from Poland and abroad. The English and French-speaking staff is responsible for advising, informing about the place, time and dates of all events, activities and initiatives carried out within the framework of the COP24 conference agenda.
The exhibition Shadow of Freedom aims to look back at the past hundred years through the eyes of art
The temporary exhibition “Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz – the Asymmetrical Lady – presentation some portraits"
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, known by pen name Witkacy, (24.02.1885–18.09.1939) – a painter, drama writer, philosopher and art photographer, one of the most eminent Polish artists of the first half of the 20th century.
Spiritual zone COP24
For human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”
Important changes in traffic organisation during the climate summit – from 25 November to 17 December 2018
The Climate Summit, which will attract 30,000 delegates from 196 countries to Katowice, comes with changes in traffic organisation – particularly in the Culture Zone and its neighbourhood. Below you will find the changes in force as of 20 November.
Dr. Bertrand Piccard, the Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology
Dr. Bertrand Piccard - the first man who circled the globe by a plane powered entirely by solar energy, an extraordinary visionary and innovator –will be conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Technology.
Katowice has a new Eco-experimentarium
The Eco-experimentarium is an exhibition that shows how to simplify life, save time and money, as well as eliminate what is unnecessary or unhealthy, from a family point of view.
Transport Day – global debate on sustainable public transport
Air pollution is on the rise and the standards for CO2 content are constantly higher.
The youth will talk about climate change
At the turn of November and December, young people from all over the world will come to Katowice to talk about climate change.
100 oaks for the 100th anniversary of independence
City's inhabitants, local government officials and invited guests planted 100 trees in the Osiedle Tysiąclecia district of Katowice. In this unique way, Katowice celebrated the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.
Become a volunteer at COP!
Are you interested in climate and environment protection? Do you want to be a part of the international community which works for our future?
UN with a visit to Katowice
The representatives of the UNFCCC Secretariat have been staying in Poland since Sunday, 27th May.
Agreement with the city of Katowice on COP24 signed
Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, and Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice, signed an agreement on the 15th of May 2018 regarding the organisation of the COP24 climate summit in Katowice.
See what you can do for the environment
Segregate waste by putting it in the specially designated bins. Remember to empty the containers completely before discarding them.
President of the Republic of Poland signed a law on special measures to ensure efficient organization of the COP24 conference.
The law should create the right conditions for hosting COP24 in Katowice.
COP24 December 2017
From 4th to 7th December another technical mission of the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Ministry of the Environment
The next year COP24 will be held in Katowice
In search for good practices and best solutions, the Katowice City delegation has visited Bonn during COP23.
Katowice during COP23 in Bonn
You are welcome to visit our stand from 6 to 17 November 2017
Replacement of boilers
In accordance with the anti-smog resolution, the Municipal Housing Facility (KZGM) is intensifying its action and plans to change the heating system in dwellings which comprise the Council housing stock.
Blues between the Rhein and the Rawa
That night will be a real treat for blues lovers. ”The Katowice-Cologne Sister Cities Association” invites you to a cultural evening entitled ”Blues between the Rhein and the Rawa”, which will take place on 10th November at 7 p.m. in the hall of Forum Volkshochschule w Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Köln-Neumarkt.