Biskupin and Wenecja

Settlement built thousands years ago

Biskupin is a fortified lake village built around 700 BC by a tribe of the Lusatian culture. This Iron Age village was built on a flat island and surrounded by a barricade consisting of wooden framework filled with earth and sand.

The famous Biskupin excavations are located on a peninsula encircled by lakes and swamps.

The educational archaeological fair is held annually in September. The museum pavilion offers a permanent historical display.

In the nearby village of Wenecja is a narrow-gauge railway museum. In summer, the 19th century train operates between Znin and Gasawa passing through Biskupin and Wenecja.

Archaeological Museum, Biskupin 17; tel./fax +(48-52) 302 50 25; www.biskupin.pl

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