Siewierz is a small Silesian town of about 5,500 inhabitants, visited mostly due to its proximity to the Upper Silesian Industry Area and the international airport of Pyrzowice. Anyway, it is a great starting point for anyone who wants to explore the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland. Besides this, the town takes pride in its long history that finds its roots in the Middle Ages, and it can still show off several remains of this past.
Siewierz was once an important location due to the several major overland routes that intersected here. The Pyrzowice airport is a modern transport link, lying a conveniently close 10 km away.
Siewierz lies in the valley of the Czarna Przemsza River, nestled in a valley encircled by several hills of about 300-350 m in height. It is situated in the Silesian Upland, in the northern part of the Silesian voivodship.
Siewierz is one of the oldest towns in Poland but its earliest history is not well known. It was first mentioned in documents from the early 12 century and then received its town charter in 1276.