Ultimately, uprisings in Silesia would see a large swathe of the region integrated into Poland.
The excavations carried out at the castle in Olsztyn and the hill it stands on shed fascinating light on Neanderthal life thousands of years ago.
A miraculous upturn in Katowice’s stock has seen the city transformed into a creative hub and a poster child for urban regeneration. Even more so, it’s fast earning a reputation as a distinct hive of cool.
As tantalizing new details of buried Nazi treasure are revealed, TFN’s Stuart Dowell reports on the findings and probes the mysterious religious organisation which held the diary for decades and was associated with Nazi cult worship in the 30s and 40s.
The diary offers detailed lists of each of the eleven treasure caches. One is said to contain 28 tonnes of gold while another contains 47 works of art including works by Botticelli, Rubens, Cesanne, Carravagio, Monet, Durer, Raffael and Rembrandt.
Cyclists can hurtle along the dual-carriage way at speeds of up to 50km per hour and police will patrol the route to prevent frustrated car drivers who might be tempted to use the cycle way to avoid traffic jams.
The tunnel, 40 metres underground and started in 1799, is the latest attraction in a process that has seen Zabrze repurpose its former coal mining infrastructure for tourism. The whole tour takes 2.5 hours, most of which is on foot and the journey finishes with a 30-minute boat ride.
Silesia, once the industrial centre of Poland, is now hoping to become the Polish Silicone Valley for drones. The Upper Silesian Metropolis/Górnośląsko - Zagłębiowska Metropolia (USM/GZM), officially operating since the beginning of the year, has launched a programme to develop the region into a centre of technology.
Railway enthusiasts are in for the time of their lives with the opening of a‘Railway Fever’ exhibition.