Rybnik Travel and Tourist Guide

Rybnik

Rybnik Travel and Tourist Guide – Rybnik in south western Poland in the province of Slaskie. Rybnik in the Silesian Voivodeship is located close to the border with the Czech Republic and just outside the southern border of the largest urban area in Poland, the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union.

It borders with the following areas: – to the north, Kuźnia Raciborska and Pilchowice, east, Żory and Czerwionka, south Radlin, Świerklany and Marklowice and in the west with Rydułtowy, Jejkowice, Gaszowice and Lyski. Situated on the River Nacyna flowing through the city from south to north, being a tributary of the River Ruda which itself is the right-hand tributary of the River Odra.Towards the northern part of the town is the Golejowska Highland.

The city is the 25th largest in Poland and lies about 290 km south of Warsaw and about 100 km west of Kraków. Located within the Raciborz Oswiecim Valley on the Rybnik Plateau at an altitude of about 210-290 metres above sea level.

The city has a population of about 141,350 as of June 2009, and its metropolitan area is 0.7 million. The area around the city is an important economic region of Poland with a large coal mining industry. Rybnik is also a centre of culture with a famous School of Music and Philharmonic Orchestra. The city has changed from a typical coal-mining community to one of an education centre for about 600 thousand people living in the surrounding area.

The name of the town means ‘Fish Pond’, and it is a reminder that a fishing settlement existed on the site in the 10th century.

Within the area many forests can be found, mostly deciduous forests with reed beds, sub-aqua forests including moist boggy areas. There is a high concentration of rare species of flora and fauna along the river banks and streams and beavers. A fragment of peat bog can be found east of Rybnik at Paruszowiec. The Common Larch (Latin: Anromeda polifolia), Round-leaved Sundew (Latin: Drosera), Cranberry (Latin: Oxycoccus quadripetalus) are also present. In Głębokie Doły there are numerous deer, stags and fallow deer, with concentrations of Carpathian beech (Karpat beech). Besides the above, found in and around the town are peculiar anthropogenic forms, cone-like waste dumps of stone which has occurred as a result of the coal mining industry.

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Poland Travel Guide Information

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Accommodation in Rybnik

You will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.

If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.

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Activities & Attractions in Rybnik

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Geography of Rybnik

The geographical positioning of Rybnik is 18o 25’ and 18o 38’ longitude East, and 50o03’ and 50o10’ Latitude North.

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Museums in Rybnik

Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country, whether it be a folk, military, science, skansen, transport or any other type.

Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.

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Places to Eat in Rybnik

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

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Tourist Information in Rybnik

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PTTK – Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

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Province

The Slaskie Voivodship was created in 1999 and is located in south western Poland.

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Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Slaskie.

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Rybnik Travel and Tourist Guide – Slaskie – Poland Travel Guide

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