Planning a Football Trip to Zabreze? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.
Zabrze is located in the Silesian Voivodeship, which was reformulated in 1999. Before 1999 it was in Katowice Voivodeship. It is one of the cities composing the 2.7 million inhabitant conurbation referred to as the Katowice urban area, itself a major centre in the greater Silesian metropolitan area which is populated by just over five million people
Football Trip to Zabreze – How to get to Zabreze & How to get around
Football Trip to Zabreze – Fly to Zabreze
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Directions from the Airport
Katowice and Krakow airports are the closest to Zabreze, less than a hundred miles away. A transfer can be had from both places for under £2.50. You can fly from the UK to Katowice by Ryaniar: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London-Stansted, Manchester and Wizz Air: Doncaster/Sheffield, Liverpool, London-Luton.
Football Trip to Zabreze – Travel By Bus
Bus company Sindbad offers direct connections with many Austrian, Belgian, Danish, French, Dutch, Luxembourg, German, Swiss and Italian cities. There’re also place to place buses from Austrian, Czech and German cities stopping in Zabrze, you can check their timetable on E-Podroznik site
Football Trip to Zabreze – Travel Around Zabreze
You can walk around it’s not a huge place
Football Trip to Zabreze – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to Zabreze – The Stadium
The Ernest Pohl Stadium, or Górnik Zabrze Stadium, is a football stadium in Zabrze, Poland. It is the home ground of Górnik Zabrze. Originally constructed in 1934, it is currently in the process of complete rebuilding.
Built in 1934 as Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn (en: Adolf Hitler Arena), this name was used until 1946. In 2004 it was given the new name of Ernest Pohl, a famous Polish footballer who played for Górnik Zabrze.
A first stage of renovation was approved for 150 million złoty, and is to hold 24,563 spectators. Three stands were opened in February 2016. Completed stadium will have capacity of 31,871
Football Trip to Zabreze – Getting to the Stadium
Arena Zabrze is perfectly connected due to its location. Two motorways intersect near the stadium (A4 and A1).
In addition, at a distance of less than 1 km from the Arena is the exit from the very popular Road Cross-Country Route connecting most of the agglomeration.
Buses 32 and 932 (from the center of Zabrze or Gliwice) and 720 (only Zabrze) take the bus directly to Arena Zabrze. The surrounding fan club cities can be reached with a change in the center of Zabrze (Zabet Goethe) on the following lines:
Gliwice – 32, 932 (directly to the stadium), 6, 250, 617, 840, 870,
Ruda Śląska – 6, 7, 23, 198, 199, 240, 840, 870
Knurów – 47
Tarnowskie Góry – 83
Football Trip to Zabreze – Getting Tickets
Online tickets are easy to get, you register and can buy them to print at home – https://bilety.arenazabrze.pl/
Stationary ticket offices and a deposit are located on the east side, on the main entrance square.
Football Trip to Zabreze – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
The schedule for kick-off times in Poland can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Poland page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Zabreze – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Zabreze – Where to stay
I would honestly stay in Katowice, there is a better choice of places to stay, eat and drink
Football Trip to Zabreze – What else to see & do
City Center with beautiful old buildings
Guido and Queen Luiza” coal mine (“Krolowa Luiza”), established in about 1791. Situated within a short walking distance of the town centre, the mine is open for visitors from Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 2 pm, as well as on every last Sunday of the month from 11 am.
Manor house ruins. Ruins of 18 century manor house in Mikulczyce district. It belonged to Doleczek and then to Von Donnersmack familly.
Saint Jadwiga Śląska church.(Wolności 504) Big wooden church from 1928-29 with an interesting interior.
Saint Anna church. (3 Maja 18) Eclectic church from 1897-1900 with beautiful interior.
Heroes Park (Polish: Park Poległych Bohaterów). Huge park dedicated to Zabrze dwellers killed by German Nazi.
Workers’ Colony. A beautiful Ballestrem workers’ colony in Rokitnica district.
Borsig Workers’ Colony. Beautiful workers’ colony located in Biskupice district.
Football Trip to Zabreze – Where to Drink
Among the most popular pubs are Warka, Heineken, Fama and 13
Resto Pub Okrąglak is a cosy little venue to party the night away in the heart of Zabrze, near the main train station. With colourful flavoured shots, sumptuous cocktails and cold beers on tap, it’s a great drinks venue. Resto Pub Okrąglak also has excellent Polish and international food
Smocze Oko, which translates into English as ‘Dragon’s Eye’, is a quirky hangout on the streets of Zabrze. The place is designed like a hidden cave with its grey walls and – wait for it – a mock ‘dragon’s eye’ is embedded into the wall! The venue hosts regular events such as karaoke and live music evenings featuring local bands. There are numerous good beers on tap, but the highlight is the ever-changing range of bottled beers.
Pub Skrecz is located just outside Stare Zabrze (Old Zabrze) and is a cosy local pub with a vibrant nighttime vibe. On Fridays and Saturdays, it stays open until the early hours of the morning and, depending on how busy it gets, it can be 24 hours. Live football is shown, and the pub notoriously has a love for the local team, Górnik Zabrze.
Pub 13 Zabrze. This bar takes its inspiration for its love of the local football team Górnik Zabrze. Be sure to blend in with the locals if you visit this bar – they play in white, red and blue, often with squared kits and flags. As far as the bar is concerned, it sells cheap, cold beer or vodka and some Polish bar snacks.
Pub Biały Słoń is the city’s ‘White Elephant Pub’ and one of the most famous and longest running pubs in Zabrze. Having opened its doors in 1993, it was one of the new pubs to achieve success once Poland’s Communist times came to an end.