Gliwice is a medium-size city of nearly 200 thousand inhabitants. The city is an important scientific, research and design centre in Poland. Thanks to the Silesian University of Technology, it is the second (after Warsaw) agglomeration of technical intelligence. During the last 20 years, Gliwice has transformed from a city based on heavy industry into a leader in new technologies.

Apart from that, Gliwice is also well known for its cultural life. A lot of festivals, concerts, exhibitions and other art activities take place in the town. Numerous famous Polish artists and other interesting people (e. g. Nivea cream inventor) originally came from Gliwice. Results of many surveys show that it is one of the most attractive cities in Poland.

The city has a rich history of nearly 800 years. Throughout that time it has undergone several historic transformations. It was ruled by the Silesian Piast Monarchy, the Kings of Bohemia, the Austro–Hungarian Empire, Prussia and Germany, until the city has again become a part of Poland in 1945.

Gliwice is a unique place, where tradition, multicultural heritage, science and modernity intermingle, creating its one-of-a-kind atmo-sphere of an attractive place to study and live.


Places to visit:

• Villa Caro (part of Gliwice Museum) – ul. Dolnych Wa?ów 8a

• The Piast Castle (part of Gliwice Museum) – ul. Pod Murami 2,

• Gliwice Radio Station – ul. Tarnogórska 129  

• Municipal Greenhouse – ul. Fredry 6 (on the area of Chopin Park)

• Upper Silesian Jews House of Remembrance,

  ul. Ksi?cia Józefa Poniatowskiego 14

• Ruins of Municipal Theatre – Aleja Przyja?ni 18


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