The Silesian Voivodeship (Województwo Śląskie) is located in the southern part of Poland. This urbanised and prosperous province offers plenty of natural and historical sites, the most significant being the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests, which includes 25 medieval castles between the cities of Częstochowa and Kraków. Silesia is also famous for the Jasna Góra Monastery, a shrine to the Virgin Mary that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Its modern and vibrant capital city, Katowice, lies on the crossroads of the major rail and road routes from Poland to the rest of Europe. Discover Silesia live on our webcam-sharing website.
Population: approximately 4.6 million
Major cities: Częstochow, Bielsko-Biała, Sosnowiec, Gliwice, Bytom
Main attractions: Jasna Góra Monastery, ski routes on Beskidy Mountains, Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, Castles on the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests, Valley of Three Ponds, Szyndzielnia cable car, Bielsko-Biała Museum, Saint Nicholas' Cathedral
Nearest airports: Wrocław–Copernicus Airport (WRO - Port Lotniczy Wrocław im. Mikołaja Kopernika), Katowice International Airport (KTW - Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice)