From the Wilson Gallery downtown Nikiszowiec is a short eight minute walk (or one bus stop) down ul. Szopienicka into Nikiszowiec proper. Make a left onto ul. Zofii Nałkowskiej (towards Eurohotel and the ice rink complex) and then your first right to officially enter the district on ul. Rymarska and you’ll pass the Tourist Information Office inside a recently unveiled branch of the Katowice Historical Museum at number 4. Here you can pick up a handy free map as well as other information about the district. The museum illustrates the everyday lives of the region’s miners and other blue-collar folks through a series of ethnographic exhibits, including an interesting gallery of painting by Nikiszowiec’s renowned Janowska Group, and shouldn’t be missed.
Though it would ironically seem be a socialist planners’ wet dream, Nikiszowiec actually makes a handsome departure from the mix of brutalist communist architechture and contemporary glass and steel towers of downtown Katowice and has become a prized location for amateur photographers and budding filmmakers. Though the district is generally safe to wander, you should still exercise sensible precautions about where you stick both your nose and that fancy new digital camera; and who you do it in front of.
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