Katowice has no medieval center. However, for fans of modern architecture there is much to see: many buildings in this town are built in the Bauhaus or Art Nouveau style. Katowice continues this tradition of innovating architecture on the buildings after the fall of communism. Furthermore, there is an innumerable amount of cultural events in the city every year.
The city has a population of more than 300,000. Katowice is the center of the industrial region of Upper Silesia, where more than 2.5 million people live.
Katowice is located in the south of Poland, on the Silesian Plateau, in between the rivers Oder and Vistula. Through the city itself flow two smaller rivers, the Kłodnica and Rawa.
Although Katowice is making a big effort to shake off its image of a gray industrial city, the coal mines and steel mills are still the basis of the local economy. It is also a center of trade and services. Furthermore, the city has two major convention and exhibition centers (the International Fair and the Spodek); where many conventions and fairs are held annually.
The airport is located about thirty kilometers north of Katowice. The easiest way to get to Katowice International Airport by rental car is via the highway E75 (S1) east of the city. The way to the airport is clearly signposted.
The main bus station is near the Central Station of Katowice. Public transport is good and frequent. At each stop there is a clear timetable. There are also trams in Katowice. The tram line information office is on the Rynek market square.
Traffic and Parking
There are many one-way streets in the center of Katowice. Furthermore, signposting leaves much to be desired. This can make it difficult to find your way. The best thing to do is to park your rental car in one of the guarded parking facilities. We do not recommend parking in the streets.
A rental car is an ideal means of transport to explore the city's surroundings. Katowice is on the A4 motorway, one of Poland's better roads, but you'll have to pay tolls.
There is a good range of hotels and other accommodations in Katowice. In summer we advise you to book you hotel room well in advance. There is also a wide selection of apartments, which can be rented for shorter or longer times. The tourism agency can help you.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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