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Railway Shelter in Strzyzow

Unlike other train shelters on Polish territory, the shelter in Strzyzow has the characteristics of a tunnel. The Germans, while designing their project “Anlage Sud”, decided to use the tunnel on the railway line between Jaslo and Rzeszow that was built before World War I.

Due to its logistics, the design and construction of this facility was conducted at the same time as the facility in nearby Stepin. The excavated tunnel was secured with a concrete and brick surround and the openings were closed off with armoured doors. The tunnel is 465 meters long and inside has a several dozen metre long siding. From the Strzyzow side is the entrance to the underground corridor that leads to the complex of technical buildings in the form of two concrete blocks. The standard technical equipment shelters contained power generators, boilers, filters and fans which took heated and purified air through underground channels to the train shelter. Other facilities housed transformers, wells and water treatment plants. Each site had its own fresh water and sewage facility. During the war it was used on several occasions to conceal special trains. After the war it was used as a storage facility and even in 2002, it was intended to use it for a military firing range. Currently, the structure is accessible to the public and is a popular tourist attraction in Strzyzow.

Sports, Tourism and Recreation Centre
Ul Polna 1
38-100 Strzyzow
Phone: +48 17 276 85 60
mobile +48 694 961 504
Booking date and visiting times.

Visiting the tunnel:
May till October, open from Tuesday till Friday, between 09.00 and 15.00, Saturday, between 10.00 and 14.00, Sundays, between 13.00 and 17.00 by prior telephone arrangement (minimum 3 days in advance).
October till April (inclusive), open by prior telephone arrangement (minimum 3 days in advance)
Length of the route is around 500m.
The route is electrically illuminated.
The temperature inside is about 10° C and humidity is about 75%.
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.

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38-100 Strzyżów
La latitude et la longitude: 49.87047,21.79386

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