About Kielce, Poland and a travel guide on how to get there.
Situated to the south of Warsaw and having a population of 204,000, Kielce is the capital of the Swietokrzyskie voivodship.
A great many of fairs and exhibitions are held in Kielce throughout the year, while the numerous restful hotels, restaurants and cafes provide top quality service.
The Kielce Trade Fair organizer is the third largest in Central - Eastern Europe. It attracts companies and visitors from all over the world.
As well as being the economic, cultural and educational centre of the region, the scenically located city of Kielce is an attractive spot for people wanting to enjoy plenty of fresh air. The city also has many green areas where you can relax and play, and there are even a number of walking routes for you to try if you feel more ambitious. Kielce gives you the opportunity to rediscover nature, for there are five nature reserves within the city’s suburban area.
Finding remnants of Kielce’s 900 years worth of history is easy; the city is dotted with historic monuments. The best place to get to know the city is the Market Square with its collection of fine buildings, and from there you should check out the remodelled cathedral from 1171 with its valuable interior and rich treasury, the 17th century bishop’s palace with its gallery of paintings and sanctuary of Marshal Pilsudski, and the Neo-Gothic palace. That still leaves romantic towers, churches, museums, old manor houses and tenement houses to be investigated on another day.
Kielce has a marked Tourist Route, which is as yet still rare in Poland. For the far more adventurous is an 80 km long walking route that winds around the city, along the Silnica River and leads to a number of scenic sites. Many of the latter can be easily reached by bicycle, and some parts of the route are marked for motorists as well.
A significant asset is the variety of picturesque recreational areas and the good range of sports facilities, giving you an opportunity to participate in various types of active recreation and outdoor fun.
Kielce Trade Fair
The exhibition halls are equipped with all utilities necessary for exhibition purposes (power supply, water, compressed air, telephone, Internet, air-condition), as well as conference rooms with a total seating capacity of about 600, the layout of which can be arranged according to requirements. The halls also feature sanitary infrastructure, catering services, technical support facilities and amplifying systems.
Two restaurants (high standards) operate independently within the premises, in addition to two snack bars and two coffee bars.
In the area of Kielce Trade Fairs, there are car parks for about 1,500-2,000 passenger cars, with an individual access to simultaneously held fair events.
For more information about the Kielce Trade Fair go to Kielce Trade Fair
How To Get To Kielce
The city is on the main rail route between Warsaw and Krakow. Here is information about the train from Warsaw to Krakow. Warsaw To Krakow By Train
The road to Kielce is quite good. From Warsaw the drive is about 3 1/2 hours over a distance of 194 kilomters. From Krakow it is about 2 1/2 hours over a distance of 132 kilometers.
If you are traveling by car, be sure to have the latest road atlas and maps. Go to City Maps.