About Gliwice
  • About Gliwice

Gliwice is a beautiful historical city in Upper Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Gliwice is the west district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis with a population of 2 million.

   
 
 

Market Square

The central point of Gliwice „OldTown”. The main building is the Town Hall, around which one can admire the tenement houses with arcades built between the 15th and 17th centuries. The characteristic place is the fountain with the sculpture of Neptune designed by Johannes Nietsche.

Radio Station

Made of larch in the year 1935 it is the highest wooden construction of such type in Europe (111m). The place of the German provocation in 1939, which preceded the outbreak of World War II. Presently a museum with the exhibition of historic radio transmitters and telecommunication equipment.

 

 

Municipal Palm House

A green oasis in the city centre. It is the third largest facility of that type in Poland. Erected in the 19th century, the Palm House is presently home to over 6000 specimen of flora and fauna.

 

 

 

 

 Source: www.gliwice.eu/dla-turystow

  • Access to Gliwice

Gliwice has efficient transport facilities which provide convenient local and international connections. The nearest airports are Katowice-Pyrzowice (40 km), Kraków-Balice (100 km), Wrocław (170 km) and Ostrawa (Czech Republik, 70 km).

By train

Gliwice offers direct railway connections with Hamburg, Berlin, Kiev, Lvov and most major Polish cities. A connection, changing in Katowice, is also available to Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Ostrawa. Timetables and connections are available on Polish Railways home page - www.pkp.pl, or www.bahn.de. It is possible to take a taxi from the Central Railway Station in Gliwice to Conference Center (a taxi rank is outside the station, journey time – approx. 7 minutes ) or walk ( approx. 15 minutes ).

 

Direct transport by car:

Acces to Conference building You can find on:


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From the airport:

Katowice-Pyrzowice airport

The airport has direct flight service with e.g. Frankfurt/M, Dusseldorf, Monchengladbach, Warsaw by PLL LOT and Lufthansa; details and timetables can be found on the airport home page.

by car

Car rental services are available at the airport, e.g. Budget, Europcar, Hertz, or Avis. Car route: Pyrzowice – Gliwice: road no. 910 (direction: Tarnowskie Góry), in Tarnowske Góry: road no. 908 (direction: Gliwice); distance – 40 km, time – approx. 50 minutes. There is also a taxi service at the airport.

public transport

Daily Airport Bus service: Katowice - Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport - Katowice (from Hotel Katowice in Katowice), time: approx. 40 minutes, ticket - 20 PLN. Timetable is available on www.kzkgop.com.pl. Railway connection is available from Katowice to Gliwice (details - www.pkp.pl).

Kraków-Balice airport

The airport has direct flight service with e.g. Frankfurt/M, Paris, London, Vienna, Rome, Zurich, Budapest, New York, Chicago and Warsaw by PLL LOT, Lufthansa, Swiss, British Airways, Alitalia, Air France -details and timetables on the airport home page.

by car

Car rental services are available at the airport, e.g. Budget, Europcar, Hertz or Avis. Car route Balice – Gliwice: motorway A4 (charge – 13 PLN – about 2,5 euro, cash only, direction Katowice), distance – about 100 km, time – approx. 70 minutes. There is also a taxi service at the airport.

public transport

PLL LOT offers bus service: Airport Kraków-Balice - Katowice-Centrum (free of charge-valid air ticket only). Details at representatives or PLL LOT ticket offices. Public bus service from Kraków-Balice airport to the centre of Krakow: lines 2O8 and 192, time: approx. 35 minutes. Bus timetables are available on www.komunikacja.krakow.pl. The travel from the airport to the centre of the city is approx. 35 min. There is train service: Krakow- Gliwice (details - www.pkp.pl).

Wrocław airport

The airport offers direct flight service with e.g. Frankfurt/M, Munich, Cologne, Copenhagen and Warsaw- details and timetables on the airport home page.

by car

Car rental services are available at the airport, e.g. Budget, Europcar, Hertz or Avis. Car route Wrocław – Gliwice: motorway no. A4 to Gliwice (170 km).

public transport

Public bus service from Wrocław Airport to Central Railway Station- line 406 (time – approx. 30 minutes) or by a taxi. There is a train connection Wrocław - Gliwice. The journey takes about 2.5 hours. (datails - www.pkp.pl).

Source: www.aegee-gliwice.org