Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
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Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Katowice?
The city has undergone a major renaissance in recent years and is now well worth a visit. Offering a complete mix of different architectural styles, its buildings paint an incredible picture of the array of influences on the city. While some are brutally Soviet, others Prussian and Art Deco, you'll do well to find such an eclectic mix in any other European city.
As the city is relatively small, the majority of restaurants and bars are located around Mariacka Street, and tend to be filled with locals as opposed to tourists. There's something for everyone and the atmosphere is great whichever evening you visit, with lots of students frequenting the popular establishments all throughout the week.
The city was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2016 offering classical concerts in the incredible NOSPR concert hall, as well as venues throughout the city showcasing live music and hosting all night raves regularly.
What is the flight time to Katowice?
The approximate flight time to Katowice is 2 hours 15 minutes.
What is the weather like in Katowice?
Katowice, located in southern Poland, has a moderately continental climate with cold winters and mild summers. Snowfall is frequent in the winter months whilst in summer, the temperatures are pleasant, although rain and thunderstorms are often present.
Why should I visit Katowice?
An industrial city, Katowice has not traditionally been seen as a tourist hotspot. However, over recent years it has undergone a transformation and is now an innovative business city offering cool street art and an interesting urban landscape.
That said, the city hasn't turned its back on its past, and is still the largest producer of coal in Europe. One of the old coal mines has actually been turned into the Silesian Museum and is worth a visit one afternoon. Other notable buildings are the International Conference Center with its striking green carpet roof, Spodek (which translates to saucer) and resembles something out of space, and the National Radio Symphony Orchestra building which is a modern opera hall.
If you're into street art, there is a festival held annually in which local businesses offer up their wall space to creative individuals wanting to produce amazing displays of street art.
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