DETAILS OF THE TOURIST ATTRACTION
Category: Cultural Heritage

Nikiszowiec Settlement


The beginnings of Nikiszowiec are closely related to the “Giesche” mine, which in the years 1903–1904, in the field “Reserve”, commenced the construction of two new shafts “Carmer” (currently “Pułaski”) and “Nickisch (currently “Poniatowski”) in order to mine new coal beds. To attract new staff, it was necessary to provide them with a proper place of residence. The colony was built in 1908–1915. It comprises 9 compact building quarters connected by means of characteristic batten plates and the parish church of St. Ann from 1927. The settlement is the background of many films on Upper Silesia. The site is entered on the list of Monuments of History.

Route chronicle


Nikiszowiec settlement in Katowice was established 102 years ago. It was designed by Emil and George Zillmann. According to the standards of those times, it offered an extremely high standard of life. Nevertheless, there were no bathrooms in flats, as due to the poor knowledge regarding ventilation in the building industry, constructors wanted to avoid moisture in rooms. However, there was a very modern wash-house with a mangle house and a bath. The full cleaning cycle in the mangle house lasted 3 hours. Special electric boilers were used for washing, while drying was performed in cupboards with the hot air blow. The entire cycle was completed with mangling, with the application of mangles equipped with electric drive.

Location
street Rymarska 4
40-425 Katowice
Katowice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration, Silesia
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 32 255 14 80
: nikiszowiec@silesia.travel
General Information
: 20 min.
: 120 min.
: working-class settlements, historic buildings/urban arrangement, technology monuments
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: cafe, guide , accommodation base, gastronomy, shop with souvenirs, sprzedaż wydawnictw
: audio guide , access for wheelchairs, photos/filming allowed, car park, bus parking station, we accept card payments, audio guide
Availability
: whole year
Attractions
Routes
Galleries

See virtual tours, too

Industrial monuments in the vicinity
Katowice
The housing estate of Nikiszowiec together with nearby Giszowiec in Katowice is one of the most interesting examples of ... More>>
Katowice
"The largest private art gallery in Poland is situated in Janów, a district east of the city center of Katowice. It is l... More>>
Katowice
Budynki dzisiejszej Fabryki Porcelany pochodzą z przełomu XIX i XX wieku. Pełniły wówczas funkcję fabryki pasz, która w ... More>>
Katowice
Walcownia Cynku w Katowicach - Szopienicach to poprzemysłowy zabytek, unikalny budynek na skalę światową, wpisany w indu... More>>
Katowice
The housing estate of Giszowiec in Katowice is workers’ colony, which is unique in Europe. It was built in the years 190... More>>
Katowice
The complex of buildings of the Silesian Museum, situated in the former Katowice coal mine, along with other institution... More>>
Silesian Tastes
Katowice
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The... More>>
Katowice
W hotelu znajduję się nowoczesna Restauracja SmaQ, która ze względu na swoją lokalizację w centrum miasta, stanowi ideal... More>>