The Silesian Insurgents’ Monument is a monument that commemorates those who took part in the three Silesian Uprisings, it is situated in Katowice, Poland. The three uprisings happened in 1919, 1920 and 1921, the armed uprisings were led by the Polish people of the region who wanted to free themselves of German rule and become part of the Polish State. The monument was created in 1967 by sculptor Gustaw Zemła and architect Wojciech Zabłocki. The monument is three separate wings, each of which represents each uprising and the names of where the battles were fought are etched on the vertical slopes around the monument.
The monument is situated in the city centre of Katowice. It is a short walk away from the main train station. The 30 and 40 trams stop close to the monument. The 1, 4, 14, 76, 77 and 149 buses also stop close to the monument.
Opening Times and Admission
The monument is situated in a public place, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.