Katowice is a historic city of Poland. With a population almost 300,000 residents, it sits at the centre of the Silesian Metropolis. Katowice is the opportune moment to get a closer look at a culturally dynamic and economically vibrant Polish city. Attractions in this booming city, includes Silesian Museum, Rynek, Archdiocesan Museum and Spodek.
Cheap flights to Katowice are now available for a limited period of time, so prepare to be enchanted by this emerging metropolis! Katowice is the home of Katowice International Airport (KTW), which is located on a short 30-minute drive from the city centre.
Popular flights to Katowice
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Why visit Katowice
City of Music
Katowice is Poland’s celebrated music destination. It is dubbed the UNESCO City of Music, following its musical prowess and cultural status. The city plays host to invigorating musical festivals.
A Beer Extravaganza
Upon a visit to Browariat, tourists can enjoy a wide selection of international beers and award-winning craft beers. Browariat has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, making it a renowned establishment.
Katowice is home to the charming Kościuszko Park in the city centre. It is an incredible space with cherry and rhododendron trees, and the Church of St. Michael the Archangel.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Katowice International Airport (KTW)
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Best time to visit Katowice
Katowice is situated in a moderate climate zone. The city’s popular tourist season occurs in summer (June to August). The city is abuzz with spectacular festivals and vibrant shows during this time. Occasional rainfall can be experienced during this season. Temperatures average about 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. For cheap flights to Katowice, the best time to travel is from April to May, and October to December. These spring and autumn months, respectively, are ideal for travellers - who wish to take in the city’s ambient raw beauty without the crowds. The coldest months are January and February, which is also the time when winter sports are in full effect. The city sees an influx of ski enthusiasts during this season.
Weather & Climate in Katowice
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Katowice is a city emerging from its historic post-industrial image, demanding to be seen as it is fast becoming popular with Polish natives, and the world. Beginning as a humble little German-speaking town called Kattowitz, the city was integrated within the borders of the new post-World War II Polish state.
Katowice has gripping German Gothic architecture and inter-war Art Nouveau that captivates tourists’ attention. The city’s cultural heritage has led to a modern day amalgamation of diverse beauties to be marvelled at and thoroughly enjoyed. Majestic surprises to be appreciated around the city include Christ the King Cathedral, Katowice Historical Museum and Silesia Park.
For music festival lovers, the city is essential for your bucket list. Home to festivals such as OFF Festival and Tauron New Music Festival, the surreal international line-ups which these festivals curate will cause goose bumps to surge on the surface of your skin!
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All travellers to the city should be up to date with their routine vaccines. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, dipthera-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox vaccine, polio vaccine and yearly flu shot.
Additional vaccines to consider getting before travelling to Katowice:
Hepatitis A – It is recommended because visitors can acquire hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Katowice, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Rabies – Travellers who intend to partake in outdoor and other activities in remote areas are encouraged to get a rabies vaccination. This will remove the risk if an incident occurs through any adventure travel and caving etc.
Katowice is a relatively quiet city; it is safe to walk in the main streets late at night. However, travellers are warned to avoid walking alone in remote areas of the city.
Guidelines to remember when traveling in Katowice:
• Be cautious of pick-pocketing in public spaces.
• Always keep an eye on your belongings when travelling on the public transport system.
• It is illegal to drink alcohol in public.
• Do not display any valuables if you leave your car parked in the streets.
• Try to use guarded parking whenever possible.
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