Southern Poland is known for its monuments of wooden architecture, particularly churches, which are an extremely valuable part of the region’s unique cultural heritage. Despite the dense degree of industrialisation and urbanisation in Silesia, many of these churches have survived from the period between the 15th and 18th centuries when they were predominantly built. The Silesian section of the Trail of Wooden Architecture – a tourist track jointly coordinated between Silesia, Małopolska and Podkarpacie – includes an impressive 93 places of interest along 1060km of the trail. Here we’ve included only a few located most immediately around Katowice, but more info about the entirety of the trail can be found at the Katowice tourist information office. If you have a keen interest in wooden architecture, make sure to visit the Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Silesia Park.