Silesian Voivodship

Headquarters address: 46 Ligonia Street,40-037 Katowice, Republic of Poland


The Silesian Voivodeship is one of the most interesting regions of Central Europe. It is a place where the beauty of nature and the element of big cities mix in perfect proportions, where history, values, traditions and human fates intertwine in harmony.

Diversity examples can be found on every turn. The Silesian and Zywiec Beskids in the southern part of the voivodeship are ideal places for hiking, cycling and winter sports. The north-eastern part of the voivodeship is the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland – a destination for cycling lovers, mountain climbing and Nordic walking, but also the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Jasna Góra, which attracts crowds of pilgrims from all over the world every year.

The roots of the central part of the region go back to its industrial history, which was a major factor of change for decades. Industrial traditions have become strongly inscribed in the Silesian identity, which is recalled by quite unique monuments of former industry, creating an interesting tourist product – the Technological Monuments Route. This route includes, among others, the Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry – a site added on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2017 – and the Queen Luisa Adit in Zabrze, which was among the winners of the Europa Nostra Heritage Awards. The route is the most interesting industrial tourism route in Poland and one of the most exceptional in Europe.

Silesia is also home to plenty castles and palaces which once performed defensive and representative functions. There were approximately dozens of defensive castles built on the borderline in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, which are part of the “Trail of the Eagle’s Nests ”. A true pearl on a European scale is the magnificent palace and park complex of the Pszczyna Princes in Pszczyna, where is also located the Castle Museum.

Despite high urbanisation, Silesia is an exceptionally green region with eight landscape parks. At the heart of the agglomeration is Europe’s largest park – the Silesian Park. This green island in the middle of Poland’s largest metropolis is a place of recreation and leisure, but also of cultural, entertainment and sporting events in the legendary Silesian Stadium, now the National Athletics Stadium.

What constantly sets us apart is the positive energy. It is created by the people who live, work and relax here. It is because of them that our region is constantly changing for the better. We have one of the most vibrant economies in the country. We are proud of ourselves looking back on cultural events of international reputation and a rich tourist offer – from the Jurassic rocks to post-industrial attractions and the Beskid trails.

We have the greatest potential as a voivodeship in Poland for institutions and entities whose activities range from health to education to culture and sport.

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