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  • Steam Locomotive Night at Wenecja

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    An evening visit of steaming, illuminated locomotives and wagons is an event that will stay in visitors’ memories for a long time. This is why over the past few years the “Steam Locomotive Night at Wenecja” has been a great success. Add to this an evening ride by narrow gauge train from Znin to Wenecja and back, and this is the perfect way to spend an extrordinary night.

     

    Photographers in particular will be enjoy a visit to the Wenecja Railway Heritage Park. The village founders were fond of Italy, so they named the village Wenecja – Venice. The heritage park captures the nostalgic atmosphere of a pre-war village railway station. Younger guests are fascinated to see numerous steam locomotives not found anywhere else.


    The next event will be held on 15th of august, from 21.30 till 23.00. Entrance - 10 zł - N, 8 zł - Reduced
    If you're interested you can make the the ride with historic steam locomotive from Znin to Wenecja and back. It starts at 21,00 and return at 22.30. Tickets: 8 zł - N, 6 zł - Reduced. We offer the accommodation in our hostel at the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum from 35 zł per person per night.

     

     

    www.muzeumznin.pl

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  • The Wilson Shaft Gallery in Katowice

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    The Wilson Shaft Gallery is located in Katowice on the border of three districts: Nikiszowiec, Janów and Szopienice. The facilities were initially called "Richtofen" and "Hulda" and were a part of the mine shaft. The characteristic red brick building was designed by Georg and Emil Zillmann – the same people who were the architects of the nearby Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec districts.

     

    This historic facility was adapted into a gallery of modern art in 2001, thanks to the initiative of Monika Paca and Johann Bros. A huge exhibition area (over 2500 m2) creates countless possibilities for arranging works of art. The unique atmosphere of the place makes it a frequent location for a movie set or photographic background, as well as a concert hall, theater stage or a space where other cultural events take place.

     

    The Gallery houses most of all contemporary art. The founders and owners pay special attention to promoting young artists. To better fulfill that task, they have created the Eko-Art Silesia Doundation. Due to the location – near poorer districts with a difficult access to culture – the gallery has bound artistic actiities with social ones. The renovation and restoration of the building was accompanied by social revitalization of the surrounding area.

     

    One of the most important recurring events organized by the Wilson Shaft Gallery and Eko-Art Silesia is the Festival of Art Naif. This cheerful and colorful event gathers in one place the works of naive artists from all over the world. The remarkable undertaking has been breaking stereotypes and barriers and attracting thousands of art lovers for many years.

     

    Opening hours: 9am - 7pm, 7 days a week

    Admission is free for all visitors

     

    Galeria Szyb Wilson

    ul. Oswobodzenia 1

    40-403 Katowice

    www.szybwilson.org

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  • Museum of Technology & Transport in Szczecin

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    Even though it is the youngest museum in Szczecin, the Museum of Technology and Transport in Szczecin is one of the largest technology museums in Poland. It was established on the First of January 2006, and is located in Niebuszewo district, in a tram depot at Niemierzyńska St., which is classified as a national monument. At some point, apart from the space for depositing trams, the depot comprised a control room, a conductors’ room, office rooms and company apartments in the loft.

     

    The Museum of Technology and Transport deals mainly with collecting trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, electronics, telecommunication devices, home appliances and many more items. The most remarkable acquisition of the Museum is the 100-piece collection of Leszek Liszewski, dedicated mainly to the Polish automotive industry. Since it began to operate, the Museum has been consistently expanding its collections. Initially, these were rather scarce, comprising mainly some several dozen pieces of electric devices used for tram traction. By the end of 2008, the Museum’s collection featured as much as nearly 750 exhibits.

     

    The collection of Museum of Technology and Transport features:

    a)electric trams,
    b) buses,
    c) commercial vehicles,
    d) passenger cars (produced both domestically and abroad),
    e) microcars,
    f) atypical vehicles,
    g) motorcycles,
    h) other single-track vehicles.

     

    Other collections of the Museum of Technology and Transport feature: electric elements and devices used for tram traction and for the tram cars (insulators, relays, controllers, convertors, etc.), electronics and telecommunication devices (old computers, calculators, telephones), household appliances: TV sets, radio cassette recorders, coffee grinders, sewing machines, etc.

     

    The Museum’s exhibition features motorcycles manufactured by Alba, a company that operated before World War II, Stoewer cars and Junaks, which were manufactured in the Szczecin Motorcycle Plant after the war. In addition, there are other Polish single-track vehicles: Osa motor scooters, Komar, Żak and Ryś mopeds, WSK, SHL and Sokół motorcycles. The car brands put on display in the Museum include: Syrena, Fiat 125p and 126p, Warszawa, Żuk, Nysa and Stara 25. The museum has also built a collection of prototypical Polish vehicles: Beskid, Smyk, Wszędołaz, LPT and Iskra.

     

    Opening hours:

    Monday: closed
    Tuesday: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. (free admission)
    Wednesday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
    Thursday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
    Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
    Saturday:  10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

    Contact:

    The Museum of Technology and Transport – the Art Depot in Szczecin


    ul. Niemierzyńska 18A
    71-441 Szczecin
    tel. +48 91 / 459 92 00
    e-mail: kasa@muzeumtechniki.eu
    www.muzeumtechniki.eu

     

    Fot. Robert Stachnik

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  • Wolin Island

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    Wolin Island is the largest of the roughly 40 islands located in the Oder River estuary.

    Similar in shape to a great triangle, its area is 265 km2. To the north, it is surrounded by the Baltic waters (the Bay of Pomerania), to the south – by the Szczecin Lagoon, to the west – by the Świna Strait, and to the east – by the Dziwna River. From the geological point of view, the island is very young. Its basic look was shaped about 12 thousand years ago, when the Scandinavian ice sheet withdrew from the northern area of today’s Pomeranian Region and the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

     

    The vegetation of Wolin Island is rich and varied. In the vast complex of forests of the Wolin National Park, the most beautiful and interesting, from the natural point of view, are the distinctive Pomeranian beech forests and the mixed forests of beech, oak and pine. A notable feature of the coastal beech forests is the occurrence of numerous species of orchids in their underbrush. Orchids are rare in our forests, and therefore almost all orchid species are protected.

     

    The animal world on Wolin Island is also characterised by its richness and diversity. Among the world of beetles, the one deserving attention is the stag beetle, the most magnificent of domestic beetles that can be up to 8 centimetres long. The world of birds on the island is also very diverse and extensive. About 200 species exist here, over 100 of them being breeding species. What is more, the shores of the Szczecin Lagoon are the favourite hunting ground of the white-tailed sea eagle, a species very rare on the Polish territory.

     

    In 1976, the fauna of the park was further enriched by the re-introduction of the wisent which lived on the island hundreds of years ago. Moreover, in the garden next to the Museum of Wolin National Park you can enjoy viewing living specimens of white-tailed sea eagles and eagle owls.

     

    Places worth visiting on Wolin Island include:

    - The Natural History Museum of Wolin National Park – in a modern artistic setting, the museum exposition presents the abundance and diversity of Wolin’s wildlife. Highly recommended are Poland’s largest collection of ruff, the museum’s specimens of white-tailed sea eagle, as well as its collections of amber (with a replica of a record block weighing over 9 kg), as well as many other natural, regional artefacts. Next to the Museum there are aviaries with rescued live white-tail sea eagles and eagle owls.

    - The Wisent Display Reserve – This was established in 1976 as a tourist and educational facility of the Park, for the preservative breeding of the largest European mammals. In addition to the wisent, there are also paddocks and cages for other regional animals, like deer, roe, wild boar and white-tailed sea eagle. The farm is located about 1.5 km into the forest. Each year it is visited by over 130 thousand people.

    - The Promenade of Stars in Międzyzdroje – an unusual avenue featuring the hand imprints and the signatures in bronze of many Polish cinema, and television and artists.

    - The Wax Museum in Międzyzdroje – the exhibition presents life-size figures of famous people connected with film, art and world politics. It is located by the Promenade, near the Community Centre.

    - Kawcza Mountain (61 m above sea level) – a vantage point on the Bay of Pomerania, overlooking the beach in Międzyzdroje and the shores of Uznam Island.

    - Lake Turkusowe (Turquoise) – in Wapnica, in place of the former chalk mine, there is a turquoise-coloured lake.

    - Gosań (95 m above sea level) – the highest elevation directly on the Polish sea-coast.

    - V 3 Shooting range in Zalesie – the only German V-3 weapon exposition in Poland. It is from the Second World War period. The exhibition is located in the bunker where the missiles were stored. Nearby are the remains of the missile emplacements.

     

    Fot. Gmina Wolin

    www.seaofadventure.eu

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  • Mount Równica

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    Równica, which rises to a height of 885 meters above sea level, is one of the most famous peaks of the Silesian Beskid. It is a popular destination for weekend trips of inhabitants of Silesia.

    Równica and the nearby peak of Lipowski Groń (743 m) form the northernmost massif of the mountain range, separating the valleys of the Vistula and Brennica rivers from each other. This mountain range is called the Range of Równica and Trzy Kopce.

     

    www.silesia.travel

    Fot. archiwum Śląskiej Organizacji Turystycznej, Tomasz Gębuś

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  • Mount Wielka Czantoria 995 Meters ASL

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    Mount Wielka Czantoria, with a height of 995 m above sea level, is a prominent hill, forming the highest point of the range of Czantoria and Stożek, located in the north-western part of the Silesian Beskid.

     

    This range marks the border between Poland and the Czech Republic and is the watershed between the basins of the Vistula and the Oder. The top of Czantoria is also the highest peak of the Czech part of the Silesian Beskid. A network of routes makes it possible to get to know many parts of the massif on the both sides of the border.

     

    www.silesia.travel

    Fot. archiwum Śląskiej Organizacji Turystycznej, Tomasz Gębuś

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  • The Sułkowski Palace in Bielsko-Biała

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    The origins of the Castle of Bielsko-Biała date from the Piast dynasty, but it owes its present eclectic appearance to the Sułkowski family, who were its owners from the middle of the 18th century to 1945.
     
    Nowadays, the castle houses collections of the Bielsko-Biała Museum. During the visit to the castle we can experience the past elegance and learn more about the history of the city, admiring old and contemporary art, and even listen to good music.
     
     
    : info@muzeum.bielsko.pl

     

    www.silesia.travel

    Fot. archiwum Śląskiej Organizacji Turystycznej, Tomasz Gębuś

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  • The Historic Brewery in Żywiec

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    The Żywiec Archducal Brewery is one of the most famous and successful producers of beer in Poland.
     
    The history of the plant began in the mid-nineteenth century, when the decision was taken by Archduke Albrecht Friedrich Habsburg, the then owner of Żywiec to build a brewery. Many of the original brewery buildings have been preserved to this day. They were designed by Karol Pietschka.
    The Żywiec Brewery Museum astounds with modern solutions, where we will learn the history of the plant and the process of beer production.
     
     
    : rezerwacja@muzeumbrowaru.pl
     
     

    www.silesia.travel

    Fot. archiwum Śląskiej Organizacji Turystycznej, Tomasz Gębuś

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