A report on Katowice and Ostrava

A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time
Baildon steelworks, 19th century
Self-governing districts of Ostrava
Katowice in the 1930s
Cadastral areas of Ostrava
Parachute Tower, one of the symbols of the Polish Defense of Katowice
City logo
3 Maja Street is one of the main promenades in the city
The Church of St. Wenceslaus, one of the oldest and most important monuments of Ostrava
Katowice International Conference Centre, built in 2015
Marian Column (1702) at Masaryk Square
The Sophienhütte ironworks, c. 1910
Miloš Sýkora Bridge over the Ostravice River and Silesian Ostrava Town Hall
Cathedral of Christ the King, seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Katowice
Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava
The Great Synagogue in Katowice was destroyed by the German Nazis during the invasion of Poland on 4 September 1939
Ostrava trams in their traditional blue and white livery at the "Nová Ves vodárna" stop
Plac Grunwaldzki in Koszutka under construction, 1950s
Railway station Ostrava-Svinov
Modernist Osiedle Gwiazdy built in late 1970s and the light cubes of the New Silesian Museum
The Ostravice River
Scientific Information Center and Academic Library
Inside the Antonín Dvořák Theatre
KTW towers under construction, 2021
Colours of Ostrava
Nikiszowiec, a historic workers' housing estate
Ostrava Puppet Theatre
Spodek, a multipurpose arena from 1971
Jirásek Square, former chicken market (kuří rynek), in Moravská Ostrava
Galeria Katowicka shopping center
Heyrovský Secondary Industrial School and High School
Silesia City Center – a large shopping mall in Katowice. Located over former coal mine "Gottwald"
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
High-rise buildings in Śródmieście, the most urbanized part of the city
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava – Ceremonial Hall
A historical townhouse on the corner of Stawowa and Mickiewicz Streets
Vítkovice stadium
Las Murckowski
Silesian Library in Katowice
University of Silesia in Katowice – Faculty of Theology
Pesa Twist tram in Katowice
City by bike bicycles in Józefowiec district
Katowice Central Station
Spanish fans at the EuroBasket 2009 in Katowice
2012 FIVB Volleyball World League match in Katowice
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Wojciech Kilar
Kazimierz Kutz

This metropolitan area extends into the neighboring Czechia, where the other centre is the city of Ostrava.

- Katowice

Ostrava is 360 km from Prague by motorway, 170 km from Brno, 90 km from the Polish city of Katowice, and 310 km from Vienna.

- Ostrava
A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time

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Largest city in eastern Slovakia.

Largest city in eastern Slovakia.

Eastern Hungarian Kingdom around 1550, including Košice shown as 'Kassa'
Part of the Ottoman Empire in 1683, including the Principality of Upper Hungary, based around Košice shown as 'Kassa'
"Cassovia: Superioris Hungariae Civitas Primaria", the prospect from Civitates orbis terrarum. Cassovia (Slovak: Košice, German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa), the "capital" of Upper Hungary in 1617.
The military base in Košice at the end of the 18th century
National Theater built in 1899
Main Street – 1902
Hlavná ulica (Main Street) in historic downtown
Statue of Košice's coat of arms, the first municipal coat of arms in Europe
Aupark Shopping Centre
St. Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice is Slovakia's largest church
Divizia – seat of the Košice Self-Governing Region
The seat of the Slovak Constitutional Court
Košice International Airport
Steel Aréna
The Tree of Partnership on Hlavná Street

🇵🇱 Katowice, Poland (1991)

🇨🇿 Ostrava, Czech Republic (2001)


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City in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry.

City in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry.

Miskolc City Hall Square
Historical picture of the city. View from the Avas hill with the Gothic church in the foreground. The church with two towers is the Minorite Church on today's Heroes' Square.
Elizabeth Square
County hall of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén on City Hall square
Forestry Office on Deák square
The TV tower on Avas became the symbol of the city
Erzsébet Square
Main entrance of the University of Miskolc
Belfry of the Gothic church
Diósgyőr Castle ruins
Wooden Church
International Soldiers and Military Bands Festival.
The National Theatre.
City Centre.
Lillafüred, Palace Hotel.
Skoda Tram in Miskolc
MAN Lion's City CNG on Line 35 (Avas kilátó-Centrum) in Miskolc
Lajos Kossuth
Tiszai Railway Station
Dark Gate and Gallery of Miskolc
Almássy Mansion
Forestry Headquarters
Ferenc Földes Secondary School
Former Post Office
Palace of Music
Reformed Church
Minorite Church

🇵🇱 Katowice, Poland

🇨🇿 Ostrava, Czech Republic


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Historical region of Central Europe that lies mostly within Poland, with small parts in Czechia and Germany.

Historical region of Central Europe that lies mostly within Poland, with small parts in Czechia and Germany.

Silesia in the early period of Poland's fragmentation, 1172–1177, Lower Silesia with Lubusz Land in orange, Upper Silesia in green and yellow
Battle of Legnica (1241) during the First Mongol invasion of Poland
Lands of the Bohemian Crown between 1635 and 1742, before most of Silesia was ceded to Prussia
Typical Silesian baroque architecture in Wrocław
First map of Silesia by Martin Helwig, 1561; north at the bottom
Bolesław Śmiały Coal Mine, Łaziska Górne
Polish names of Silesian cities, from a 1750 Prussian official document published in Berlin during the Silesian Wars
Confessions in the German Empire (Protestant/Catholic; c. 1890). Lower Silesia was mostly Protestant, while Glatz (Kłodzko) and Upper Silesia were mostly Catholic.
Coat of arms of the Prussian province of Upper Silesia (1919–1938 and 1941–1945)
Coat of arms of the Silesian Voivodeship
The coat of arms of the Opolskie Voivodeship
Henryk IV's Probus coat of arms
Coat of arms of Austrian Silesia (1742–1918)
Prussian province of Lower Silesia (1919–1938 and 1941–1945)
Coat of arms of the Lower Silesia Voivodeship
Coat of arms of Czech Silesia
Flag of Prussian Upper Silesia province (1919–1938 and 1941–1945)
Flag of Silesia Voivodeship
Flag of the Austrian Silesia (1742–1918), and Czech Silesia
Flag of Prussian Lower Silesia province (1919–1938 and 1941–1945)
Flag of Lower Silesia Voivodeship
Churches of Peace, Świdnica and Jawor
Centennial Hall, Wrocław
Historic Silver Mine, Tarnowskie Góry
Muskau Park, Łęknica and Bad Muskau<ref>Łęknica and Bad Muskau were considered part of Silesia in years 1815–1945.</ref>

The largest city and Lower Silesia's capital is Wrocław; the historic capital of Upper Silesia is Katowice.

Parts of the Czech city of Ostrava and the German city of Görlitz are within Silesia's borders.