The Parachute Tower is a purpose-built tower for parachute training that is situated in Katowice, Poland. The 50-metre high lattice parachute tower was built in 1937 to train people on how to parachute. It was used as an observation tower early in the Second World War. It is also debated that local Boy and Girl scouts shot German soldiers from the tower during the opening stages of the war until the Germans destroyed the tower. The current tower is a reconstruction of the original tower.
The tower is situated in Kościuszko Park. If travelling by tram, take the 6, 14 or 36 to the ‘Katowice Kościuszki Szpital’ stop; the 16 bus also stops there.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit the tower at any hour of any day for free as it is situated in the Kościuszko Park. However, access to the tower is cut off for safety reasons.