©

Katowice trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Katowice

Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 304,362 as of 2013.Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland, and the main city in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Katowice lies within an urban zone, with a population of 2,746,460 according to Eurostat, and also part of the wider Silesian metropolitan area, with a population of 5,294,000 according to the European Spatial Planning Observation Network. Today, Katowice is a rapidly growing city and emerging metropolis. It is the 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union with an output amounting to $114.5 billion.Katowice has been the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously it was the capital of the Katowice Voivodeship, the autonomous Silesian Voivodeship in Poland, and the Province of Upper Silesia in Germany.HistoryThe area around Katowice, in Upper Silesia, has been inhabited by ethnic Silesians from its earliest documented history. It was first ruled by the Polish Silesian Piast dynasty until its extinction. From 1335, it was a part of the Crown of Bohemia. In 1526 the territory passed to the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy after the death of King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia. In 1742, most of Silesia was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia during the First Silesian War.
Take a look at our Poland trip builder to refine the details of your trip to Katowice.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Katowice

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Katowice

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Katowice

4 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Katowice, Krakow & Warsaw BY A USER FROM GREECE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM INDIA November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Katowice BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM ICELAND November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tychy, Katowice & Krakow BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Poland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Katowice BY A USER FROM MALTA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans