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