Rzeszów is a city in southeastern Poland, the capital of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and the center of the Rzeszów Metropolitan Area. It is a vibrant and dynamic city, with a rich history, culture and economy. In this blog post, we will look at some of the latest news and events happening in Rzeszów and its surroundings.
Beatification of the Ulm Family
One of the most important events that will take place in Rzeszów and the nearby village of Markowa is the beatification of the Ulm family, who were killed by the Nazis for hiding Jews during World War II. The ceremony will be held on September 24, 2023, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Rzeszów, and will be attended by President Andrzej Duda, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz and other dignitaries. The Ulm family, consisting of Józef and Wiktoria and their seven children, were shot by the German police on March 24, 1944, after being betrayed by a neighbor. They were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1995 and as Servants of God by Pope Francis in 2015.
The beatification of the Ulm family is a great honor for Rzeszów and Podkarpacie, as well as a testimony of their heroic faith and love for their neighbors. The event will be accompanied by various cultural and educational activities, such as exhibitions, concerts, lectures and workshops. One of them is the interactive container “Time Machine”, which allows visitors to learn about the history and fate of the Ulm family and other Polish rescuers of Jews. The container is located at the Institute of National Remembrance in Rzeszów.
Hydrogen Laboratory at Rzeszów University of Technology
Another news that showcases the innovation and development of Rzeszów is the opening of the Hydrogen Laboratory at the Rzeszów University of Technology. The laboratory is the first of its kind in Poland and one of the few in Europe. It is equipped with state-of-the-art devices and technologies for research and development in the field of hydrogen energy. The laboratory will conduct projects related to hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilization, as well as education and promotion of hydrogen as a clean and renewable energy source.
The Hydrogen Laboratory was inaugurated on September 7, 2023, by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Minister of Education Przemysław Czarnek, Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka and other officials. The laboratory is part of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to make Poland a leader in hydrogen technology in Europe. The laboratory will cooperate with other scientific institutions, industry partners and local authorities to create a hydrogen ecosystem in Podkarpacie.
Construction of Wisłokostrada
A long-awaited project that will improve the traffic and transport situation in Rzeszów is the construction of Wisłokostrada, a road that will run along the Wisłok river from north to south. The road will connect the districts of Staroniwa, Zwięczyca, Wilkowyja and Budziwój with the city center and the A4 motorway. It will also provide access to important facilities such as the airport, the stadium, the hospital and the university campus. The road will have four lanes, two bicycle paths, sidewalks and green areas.
The construction of Wisłokostrada was delayed for several years due to legal and technical issues. However, on September 7, 2023, an agreement was signed between the city authorities and the consortium of companies that will build the road. The construction will start on September 11, 2023, and is expected to be completed by December 2025. The total cost of the project is estimated at 450 million złoty.
Rzeszów is a city that never stops growing and developing. It is a city that combines tradition with modernity, culture with technology, history with future. It is a city that has something to offer for everyone: residents, visitors, investors, students, tourists. It is a city that makes headlines with its achievements and events. It is a city that deserves to be proud of itself. It is a city that we invite you to discover.