In historical district NIKISZOWIEC KATOWICE
- english, russian, polish
My name is Monika and I am keen on travelling myself. During my travells in many places such us Vietnam, Cambodza, Iran, Georgia, Albania, Ukraine and others I had a great pleasure to meet wonderful local people and their homes via HomeAway, Airbnb. It was my dream to create an interesting and linked to local traditions place for people like me.
Monika purchased this Apartment in 2019
Why Monika chose Katowice
Nikiszowiec (German: Nikischschacht) has a special place on Silesia map. This is an unique disctrict buit in 1908-1924. It was designed by brothers Georg and Emil Zillmann of Charlottenburg, outside Berlin . The blocks are connected by the characteristic gateways, which lend the whole system a sense of unity built in the same style as the residential and commercial buildings. The complex has been provided with public facilities which mad e it self-sufficient: bakeries, shops, two schools with a teachers' home, a hospital, restaurants, a pharmacy, a police station and detention house, public bath for the miners' families, a laundry, a mangle, playgrounds and a swimming pool. Although there are some two hundred and fifty workmen' s residential estates in the Slaskie voivodeship, of which forty have been listed and eighteen are protected by law, Nikiszowiec (and its neighbour, Giszowiec) are unique. Let us see it for ourselves. There is a small museum and gallery in the old mangle on the central place of the estate, with a number of public buildings around it. We certainly will not miss the building with the floral design, which currently houses a post office, but was a restaurant in the older days. Opposite to it, in the beginning of Janowska Street , in the building with a characteristic outer staircase, is the photographic shop, run by the Niesporek family since 1919. Next to the post office, in the frontage of Rymarska Street , is the farmer bath and laundry building. Further down South are the cloistered shops, and the dome of St. Ann ' s church towers over the entire place. The residential buildings are built into polygons, with spacious yards inside them. More:
What makes this Apartment unique
I would be happy you contact me. I will gladly provide you with all information about Katowice, Nikiszowiec, attractions, events. I will be happy to answer in Polish, English and Russian. I am waiting for e-mail, telephone and SMS contact. We will be pleased to welcome our guests with a bottle of red Georgian wine.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nikiszowiec is a unique example of architectural project and almost entirely unchanged shape. Nikiszowiec was disigned by Emil and Georg Zillmann, the architects from Charlottenburg, who were also creators of the built environment in Giszowiec, as well as numerous other remarkable buildings in the Upper Silesia. It was designed in such way as to fulfil not only housing functions, but also the significant needs of its inhabitants, constituting a kind of self-sufficient city. Therefore, a church, hospitals, school, kindergarden, inn, shops, laundry and drycleaner’s with a mangle room, bath house and many others public facilities were also constructed.
The complex consists of nine red-brick buildings, linked with one another, which form large squares with interior yards, where the residents had at their disposal pigsties, sheds and furnaces for baking bread. The central place of Nikiszowiec is a market square, dominated by impressive, Neo-Baroque St Anne’s Church. The whole estate forms an ordered, geometrical unity, creating an outstanding structure, which can be admired also from the bird’s eye view.