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The Kraslice railway museum

 

Category: Museums Region: Sokolov and its surroundings Town: Kraslice

 

The only museum in the Karlovy Vary region specialized in railway is to be found in the former restaurant building on the Kraslice railway station. The exposition is dedicated not only to the Kraslice railway (line Sokolov – Kraslice – Klingenthal), but also to other railways on both the Czech and the German side of the border.

In two large halls and adjacent rooms of this pseudo-renaissance building built in 1904 you can see plenty of artefact and panels that illustrate the railway traffic as well as the infrastructure of the railway system. Most of the exhibits are interactive, that means you can touch them or try how they work. There is also an archive containing an extensive collection of literature, regulations, railway timetables, plans and other documents.

The Kraslice railway has rich and interesting history. The first section was built by the Buštěhradské dráhy (Buštěhrad railway) company in 1876, it was lengthened to Saxony ten years later. As one of the few last large railway companies in Czechoslovakia it was nationalized in 1923. After the World War II the border crossing to Germany was closed. It was reinstated in 2000 by the private operater, Viamont which has been running the railway for two years then.

 

Opening hours

From May to September the museum is opened every Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a possibility of opening the museum any other time if you call in advance.

 

Admission fee

basic                      25,- CZK

discounted              10,- CZK

family ticket            50,- CZK 

 

Contact data

Address: ul. Kpt. Jaroše 2019, Kraslice

ZIP: 35801

Phone: +420 602 203 548, +420 606 695 265

E-mail: klubm131.1@seznam.cz

Website: www.mkd.websnadno.cz

 
 
 
 

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