A direct result of the industrial period of the early 20th century, Katowice today is a vibrant cultural city that attracts holidaymakers for its historic past and ambitious future. Today, it has risen from the industrial ashes to emerge as one of Poland's cultural and commercial centre. Fondly referred to as Kato by locals, business travellers should book a hotel in Katowice to discover this city's varied investment opportunities and explore the city's numerous annual trade fairs.
Why should I visit Katowice on my business trip?
Part of the greater Silesian Metropolis, Katowice is home to attractive town houses and early Bauhaus architecture. The town is also home to the Silesian Philharmonic, and the Spodek - a flying saucer-shaped music hall. Worth-visiting is the Christ the King Cathedral - Poland's largest cathedral. Those curious about the city's industrial history should pick a copy of Silesia's Industrial Monuments Route from any tourist information centre.The Museum of Katowice History at Nikiszowiece and the open-air museum of Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park are also a must for history enthusiasts with a few hours to spare.
Why should I do business in Katowice?
The Katowice International Airport (KTW) is just 34 km from the city centre and operates many daily flights, while the Katowice Dworzec PKP Railway Station offers direct connections to cities such as Berlin, Prague and Moscow. Katowice is in the throes of a massive revitalisation process. Heavy industry is being slowly replaced by trade fairs, independent businesses, tourism and office construction. The Katowice International Fair Grounds are where the city's most important trade fairs are held. The annual Katowice International Fair is one of the largest in Poland, only second to the Poznan International Fair. Katowice hosts several smaller annual events such as Sweettarg, Globalnie, Drema Silesia and Fair Katowice
What can I do in my free time with a hotel in Katowice?
Discover Katowice's edgy bar scene at the pedestrianised ul. Mariacka - it has everything from classic cocktail bars and restaurants, to saunas and diverse entertainment options. St. Mary's Street regales with its outdoor events, especially during the summer. After a hard day's work, why not check out the city's live music scene. Book a hotel in Katowice to experience the best of Polish business and hospitality.