City breaks to Katowice
Book a city break to Katowice today with Club Travel for the best deals on city breaks, flights, hotels and holidays. Katowice is definitely a great place for a city break as it is a major cultural centre in Poland as it has many museums, concert halls and theatres. Katowice is a fast growing city with a young population and a bright future. Book a city break to Katowice today with Club Travel for great deals on city breaks to the Polish city of Katowice.
Hotels in Katowice
Hotels in Katowice are great value for money. You can experience luxury hotels at budget prices thanks to our customers amazing special offers on flights and hotels in Tours. We have many hotels available and can find a special place for you to stay while on your city break to Katowice. Club Travel has over thirty years’ experience of finding the perfect hotels to suit our client’s needs. Here are just two hotels from the many we have available.
Best Western Premier Katowice is located in a quiet area of Katowice, close to one of the largest parks in Europe, the Silesian Culture and Recreation Park. The hotel is also a quick ride away from the centre of Katowice and to the largest shopping mall in the region, the Silesia City Centre.
Novotel Katowice Centrum is a 4-star hotel where you will find the highest quality service. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the hotel's location and its 300 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and 6 functional conference rooms are sure to meet all of your needs.
Sights and things to do in Katowice
Altus Tower sky bar
Museum of Katowice History
Cathedral of Christ the King
Rynek, the city’s central market square
Food and drink
Polish cuisine is similar to Irish as it is based on good wholesome soups, stews and broths with meat and vegetables. Simple dishes with inexpensive ingredients are the traditional dishes of Poland. Despite the similarities in style Polish cuisine offers something a different take on seemingly familiar dishes. No trip to Poland can be called complete without sampling Polish cuisine. Here are some examples;
Pierogi, commonly translated as dumplings, are in fact closer to ravioli and come in a variety
Zurek is a very substantial soup that can qualify as a meal in itself.
Golonka, usually translated as pork knuckle, is a real feast for carnivores.
Bigos, shredded fermented cabbage with tomatoes, chunks of sausage and pork, is enriched with wine, honey, and mushrooms. Served with boiled potatoes.
Vodka is popular in Poland especially Bison Vodka which is a famous brand which has a blade of grass in the bottle, it is drunk straight or with apple juice.
Nightlife in Katowice
Mariacka is the nightlife district of Katowice and is where you will find restaurants cafes, cocktail bars and nightclubs. Lemoniada is a glamorous nightclub that one of the city’s best.
Katowice International Airport is located 30kms north of Katowice city. There is no rail link however there is a bus service which runs every hour and takes approx. 50 mins to get to the city centre.
Weather in Katowice Cold winters and mild summers, the temperature in summer generally does not go higher than about 24°C.
Electricity The standard European 220Volt two-pin round pronged plugs.
Currency Poland uses the Polish Zloty.
Katowice Time is one hour ahead of Irish time. +1GMT
Visa requirements Irish Citizens travelling to Katowice do not require a visa as Poland is a member state of the E.U.