Railway track near Nižná Myšľa.
Railway track near Nižná Myšľa. Image: Kabelleger / David Gubler Wikimedia CC BY SA 4.0

Catch the nostalgic train ride to Slovakia’s archaeological museum of Nižná Myšľa

Visiting Kosice? A nostalgic train ride will take you straight to the nearby open-air archaeological museum of Nižná Myšľa.

The idea was to embrace history to the fullest by employing the oldest possible train carriages to run on the new line. These train carriages date back to pre Second World War era and were used in the postwar years. After some refurbishing by local volunteers they were made perfectly fit to operate on the new line and now constitute a vital part of the historic experience.

Nižná Myšľa itself received major upgrades earlier this year, turning one of the most important archeological finds in Europe into an even more coveted tourist attraction. A replica sacrificial altar was created. The sacrificial altar showcases the life and rituals of those who lived thousands of years ago during the Bronze Age. The museum also offers an educational trail as well as numerous other recreated and renovated points of interest (walls, houses, kitchens, etc.)  from the village that once stood on this location.

The historic train ride is currently operating on a trial basis with each carriage boasting a capacity of 48 passengers. The tests started on 15 September and will end on 17 October. Should the test train rides prove to be successful and attractive, they will take a more permanent shape and the operators will continue to offer the service – perhaps once per month.

Sourced from The Mayor.

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