Bytom is a city in southern Poland, near Katowice. It’s an old industrial city, once known for its coal mines and steel production.
These days, it’s trying to reinvent itself as a centre for high-tech industry and culture. The city centre is full of grand old buildings, many of them now abandoned or in disrepair. There are also a few interesting museums, including the coal mine museum and the regional museum. The city is also home to a large number of churches, including the neo-gothic St. Hedwig’s Cathedral. The city’s main square is a great place to people-watch, and there are plenty of places to eat and drink.