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.
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