“The pearl in the crown" - the Nikiszowiec estate in the eastern part of Katowice is a must stop on your journey. The estate owes its name to the mine shaft "Nickischschacht" (today "Poniatowski"), which was built there at the beginning of the 20th century, which in turn received its name in honour of Baron Nickisch von Rosenegk who was a member of the supervisory board of the then owner of these areas, the company "Spadkobiercy Jerzego Giesche” (German “Georg von Giesche’s Erben”). Nikiszowiec was built between 1908 and 1919, when there was already not enough space for workers in Giszowiec. The designers of the colony were Emil and Georg Zillmann. Here you can feel the extraordinary mining community preserved in the phenomenal buildings of the mining district. The place was the background for many films about Upper Silesia, including "Salt of the Black Earth" by Kazimierz Kutz.
Information: The Nikiszowiec Estate is accessible all year round.
Price list: free of charge
Location of the attraction: Osiedle Nikiszowiec, 40-432 Katowice