1. Location of Sosnowiec
2. City population
3. How to get to Sosnowiec
from Dąbrowa Górnicza?
4. City history
5. Tourist facilities
6. What else is worth
visiting in Sosnowiec?
7. Famous people from
How to get to
Sosnowiec from Dąbrowa Górnicza?
There are 6 ways to get
from Dąbrowa Górnicza to
• by train
• or foot
The name of Sosnowiec comes from the pine forests growing
in this area before 1830. The city was created by joining many
Rich deposits of hard coal, sand, stone and refractory clays as
well as access to rivers influenced the creation of the city and
the development of industry.
After the third partition of
Poland, the village of
Sosnowiec found itself in the
Prussian partition - this is
where the borders of the three
partitioning powers converged,
creating the so-called The
Triangle of the Three Emperors
- and then in the Duchy of
Warsaw and the Kingdom of
Poland (in the Russian
In the 90s of the twentieth century,
the Sosnowiec mining industry was
in decline, and with it the entire
infrastructure - mining estates,
health care, sports clubs,
community centers, departmental
schools, and industry producing for
the needs of mining.
The Dietl family is permanently
remembered by Sosnowicz residents as
industrialists who developed the city,
but also as charity activists.
The building of the Sosnowiec
Główny railway station in the
city center, in the Neo-
Renaissance style. The most
beautiful building in the city. It
was built in the years 1839-1848
and is a former border station of
the Warsaw-Vienna Railway. The
station was designed by the
famous architect Enrico
In the 1950s, the Palm
House and the Aquarium,
known as the Exotarium,
were built in the Park. You
can see there many
interesting specimens of
desert, Mediterranean and
After Poland regained independence in November
1918, he joined the Polish Army.
On April 18, 1942, he arrived at the Auschwitz
concentration camp, where he died on August 18 of
that year. For his military deeds he was awarded the
Order of Virtuti Militari.