Wolsztyn is a town in central Poland, situated between the Greater Poland Voivodeship, previously (1975-1998) in Zielona Gora Voivodeship. It is the seat of Wolsztyn County. It is famous for being the last place in Europe where regular, timetabled train services on the national railway network are hauled by steam locomotives. This is currently being partially funded by an organisation in the United Kingdom.

Here famous scientist Robert Koch did his pioneering research into the anthrax bacillus, proving for the first time that this organism was the cause of the disease. This also make Wolsztyn famous.


Steam locomotive depot which is working all year round is the only place in Poland where you can travel by steam train, paying a normal ticket.

Another attraction is the open-air museum of old country housing.

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