Katka the Steam Engine will take you from the city centre directly to the picturesque scenery of Alpinka.
4.2 km long Children’s Railway, the first of its kind in former
Czechoslovakia, runs through the lovely Čermeľ valley at the
outskirts of Košice, stopping at three places – Čermeľ, Vpred and
Alpinka. Its construction began on 17 April 1955 and the railway
was completed a year later, on 1 May, without using any machinery.
The U36,003 steam locomotive called Katka , built in 1884 by the
Hagans factory in Erfurt, Germany, was newly restored in July
The season always begins on 1 May, during the Days of Košice, commemorating the long and captivating history of steam engines, so popular with the visitors.
How to get there:
Tram no. 2 from the city centre (get on at Dom umenia (House of Art) or at the Main Post Office on Kuzmányho street) in the direction of Havlíčkova, where you change for bus no. 14 in the direction of Bankov or Jahodná; get off at the stop Čermeľ.
Average time needed for a visit: 2 hours (for the ride only, not including time spent at Alpinka)
Have you already heard about this year’s special
discount Train and Children’s Railway?
This year, Slovak Railway company – ZSSK and historical Children’s Railway - Košická detská historická železnica have agreed on cooperation and created a unique product. By buying Train and Children’s Railway ,or Train and Children’s Railway Mini package, you will get a train ticket to Košice with a significant discount from anywhere in Slovakia. And extra bonus for you! The price of the train ticket includes a return ticket for Children’s Railway – the only preserved children’s railway in Slovakia.
Validity of offers: TRAIN AND CHILDREN’S RAILWAY, TRAIN
AND CHILDREN’S RAILWAY MINI
1 May 2013 – 30 September 2013
Price: TRAIN AND CHILDREN’S RAILWAY:
youths up to 20 years old : 8 EUR/person.
Price: TRAIN AND CHILDREN’S RAILWAY MINI:
children up to 15 years old : 10 EUR, adults: 15 EUR.