Wolsztyn Roundhouse

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Country: Poland Region:
wielkopolskie
Town:
Wolsztyn
Category:

tourist attraction

open-air museum

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The Roundhouse in Wolsztyn was established at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it works to the present day.

It is the only museum in Europe with live steam locomotives, both Polish and foreign.

Currently, there are about 30 such vehicles, including the unique locomotives: Ok1, OK2, antique railway cars and the most precious of the exhibits - the Pm36 steam locomotive dating from 1937, produced in Chrzanów, which is able to reach speeds of 130 km/h.

Every day, two or three locomotives with passenger cars attached, set off on the tracks to Poznan and Leszno.

Every year, in late April and early May there's is a big festival called "Steam Locomotives Parade," during which other working machines from across the Polish and abroad gather, and in the evening during the show named "Light, sound, steam," are presented to the visitors on the old turntable.

Wolsztyn Roundhouse

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Adress:

ul. Fabryczna 1, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Polska

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

visiting possible every day from 8:00-15:00

Tickets adults:
5 PLN
Tickets children:
2 PLN
Pass:

n/a

Additional information:

- For an extra charge (150 zł) you can ride in the locomotive cab

E-mail:

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Phone:

+48 68 419 17 93

Source:

sunnycompany.com; www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolsztyn

Updated on

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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