Southern Bohemia Sights

Koněspřežka

  • Mánesova 10 Map It
  • Ceské Budejovice
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

A source of pride for České Budějovice, Koněspřežka is the oldest railway station on the continent. Designed to transport salt to Bohemia from Linz in Austria, a horse-drawn railway was built between 1825 and 1832. One of the first major industrial developments in Europe, it reduced the journey between Linz and České Budějovice from two weeks to four days. Public transport was introduced soon afterward. The station is now a part of the city museum, and houses an exhibit dedicated to the horse-drawn railroad. You can also pick up a brochure from the tourist office that details other buildings throughout town that played a role in the transport.

Sight Information

Address:

Mánesova 10, Ceské Budejovice, Jihoceský, 370 01, Czech Republic

Map It

Phone:

/386–354–820

Website: www.muzeumcb.cz

Sight Details:

  • 30 Kč
  • Closed Mon.

Published 01/23/2017

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