After I visited Krakow, I took a bus to Katowice. I was excited about taking a bus ride to Katowice because I was excited to see the sights. I was very surprised to find that much of the bus ride there was very green, and the landscape reminded me a lot of Wisconsin! 🙂 ❤
When I arrived in downtown Katowice, I was blown away by the beautiful architecture!
I actually captured this photo standing on the rooftop of one of the malls there. 😉 It was quite a neat spot with seating so you could hang out on the mall rooftop if you wanted.
Aside from the beautiful architecture, I really appreciated the many monuments that were in Katowice.
Pomnik Powstancow Slaskich, the Silesian Insurgents’ Monument, was stunning. This monument was erected to honor those who participated in the 1919, 1920, and 1921 Silesian Uprisings.
One monument that was particularly heartbreaking to see was Pomnik Harcerzy Września, the Monument to the Scouts of September. This was erected to honor the scouts who defended the city against the German army for a period of two days in September of 1939.
I find history very interesting, and if I had more time in Katowice, I would have enjoyed visiting the Museum of Katowice History.
Aside from the great architecture and interesting sights, I also want to note that the food in Katowice was delicious, and the people there were very kind.
Stay tuned for more posts about my trip to Poland. 🙂