A report on Zabrze and Metropolis GZM

A historic metallurgical building in Zabrze
Typical Jugendstil architecture on Wolności (Liberty) Street in Zabrze
A monument commemorating the fallen in the fight for the liberation of Silesia in the Silesian uprisings and World War II
Ludwik coal mine, closed down in 1978
Districts of Zabrze
Ernest Pohl Stadium, home venue of Górnik Zabrze
Krystian Zimerman
The Dumplings
Wojtek Wolski
Coal Mining Museum
New Theatre
Maciej mine shaft
Main Key Adit
Monument to the Heroes of Monte Cassino
Botanical garden
Upper Silesia Brewery
Admiralspalast Hotel

The west district of the Silesian Metropolis, a metropolis with a population of around 2 million.

- Zabrze

Original union included 14 city counties that form the core of the metropolitan region: (Bytom, Chorzów, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gliwice, Jaworzno, Katowice, Mysłowice, Piekary Śląskie, Ruda Śląska, Siemianowice Śląskie, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice, Tychy, and Zabrze.

- Metropolis GZM

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Chorzów

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City in the Silesia region of southern Poland, near Katowice.

City in the Silesia region of southern Poland, near Katowice.

Chorzów as Charzow on an 18th-century Polish map
Steelworks at Königshütte, 1872–1875 ("Das Eisenwalzwerk" by Adolf von Menzel)
Headframe of the closed President coal mine
Chorzów in the 1930s
Ulica Wolności (Freedom Street), one of the main areas of commerce in the city
Memorial to local Poles murdered by the Germans in the Ravensbrück concentration camp
Main post office
Chorzów within the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union.
Chorzów Town Hall
Subdivisions of Chorzów
The Giraffe, a sculpture at the Silesian Park
Stadion Śląski, the second biggest stadium in Poland
Statue of footballer Gerard Cieślik in Chorzów

Chorzów is one of the central cities of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union – a metropolis with a population of 2 million.

Express Route (DTŚ): Katowice-Chorzów-Ruda Śląska-Zabrze

DTŚ in the Katowice city center

Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa

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Controlled-access highway in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

Controlled-access highway in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

DTŚ in the Katowice city center

The DTŚ runs most of its course parallel to the A4 motorway but, unlike the A4, the DTŚ provides access to the congested centers of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union with 26 junctions (A4 has 6 junctions in the comparable section).

The DTŚ runs from Katowice through Chorzów and Świętochłowice, Ruda Śląska, Zabrze to Gliwice.

Gliwice

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City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

City in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland.

Medieval fortified Old Saint Bartholomew church, one of the oldest structures of Gliwice
An 1863 Polish plaque at the Town Hall commemorating Polish King John III Sobieski to 200th anniversary of the Battle of Vienna
Coat of arms of Gleiwitz
The present Administrative Court building in the 1920s
Gliwice Radio Tower
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry
Main train station
Gliwice Arena multi-purpose indoor arena with a seating capacity of 13,752
Districts of Gliwice
Jerzy Buzek
Lukas Podolski
Adam Zagajewski

Gliwice is the westernmost city of the Upper Silesian metropolis, a conurbation of 2.0 million people, and is the third-largest city of this area, with 175,102 permanent residents as of 2021.

Gliwice is bordered by three other cities and towns of the metropolitan area: Zabrze, Knurów and Pyskowice.