Suitable for hiking
Suitable for cross-country skiing
Suitable for bicycle
Suitable for wheelchair
In the summer season, take a ride on the shortest international railway in the world, a replica of a steam locomotive called "Gigant", which was made by Zdeněk Liberda from Kubova Huta. It is located in the village of Nové Údolí on the banks of the Cold Vltava River, in beautiful countryside right in the heart of the Šumava National Park. You will also find a museum, which is housed in a historic refrigerator wagon from the 1820s.
You will receive a special commemorative ticket and stamp on the locomotive journey. Children can ring the locomotive bell and decide whether they want to use the fast train or the passenger train, which also stops at the "stop at the birch tree", to travel across the border. They will also try on the red cap of the train dispatcher and the right whistle of the train conductor.
The museum presents written, pictorial and three-dimensional monuments reminiscent of life in Nový Údolí and its surroundings, and also introduces visitors to the strange world of the Posumava localities. The exhibition is designed as a time line from the time of the construction of local lines, through the pre-war golden age, occupation, liberation, the period of the communist dictatorship and the border zone to the present day. Many of the documents and photographs are unique and have not been published before.