If your trip to Katowice is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.You’ll need to roll out of bed early if you want to see all the interesting attractions that this place has to offer. Silesian Museum and Spodek are non-negotiable. Drapacz Chmur and Cathedral of Christ the King shouldn’t be missed either.Plan a stop at Silesia City Center. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on many travelers’ must-do lists. If you still have space on your travel itinerary, Skyscraper and Katowice Forest Park will keep you on the go too.
If you’ve seen all the highlights in Katowice, there’s more to discover a little farther down the road. Czestochowa is just 40 miles away. Travelers who make their way here usually have Jasna Gora Monastery near the top of their itineraries.
If you’re going to Katowice for work-related reasons, you’ll probably be visiting some convention and business centers. With your own set of wheels, you can relax knowing you’ll arrive on time. Here are some of the most well known:
International Conference Center Katowice (0.5 miles away).
Media Sp. Z o.o. Conference Centre (1 mile away).
FairExpo Convention Center (2 miles away).
Sure, you can do Katowice without renting a car. But with loads to check out here, having one would certainly make your trip more fun and convenient. If you plan to get out of town and into the great outdoors, choose a car rental with a bit of power. A larger car like an SUV will take you to the area’s caves in style. Rather spend the majority of your time downtown? A mini or compact car is a wise choice. Maneuvering through narrow lanes and squeezing into tight parking spots will be a piece of cake in one of these.
For some, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream car is well within your grasp! Imagine the feeling of cruising down the highway in a classy sports car, even if it’s only for a little while. Or perhaps all you want is a dependable set of wheels to bring you from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Katowice.
You’ll be motoring along the right-hand side of the road in Katowice. Even though the rules may be similar to home, we recommend driving with a little extra care in a new destination.
Getting a place to park in Katowice can take time. That’s why many travelers search for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around town, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could result in a substantial fine.
As the population of Katowice is roughly 317,300, you won’t have a lot of difficulty with traffic. That being said, major roads usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
While navigating through the streets of Katowice, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 50km/h to 140km/h. Most residential areas are 50km/h unless otherwise signed.
Usually, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine to you directly.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Katowice, and you could even be charged a fine for simply handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
In Katowice, it is a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.02%. If you’re going to have a few drinks over dinner, it’s a good idea to leave the car behind.
Traffic laws in Katowice allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must ensure the lane is clear before proceeding.
Seat belts are compulsory in Silesian Voivodeship. That being said, these rules may vary for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.