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Szreniawa

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Szreniawa (pronounced as Shrehnyahvah) is a village Greater_Poland, located 16 kms south-east of Poznan, next to railroad leading from Poznan to Wolsztyn, and next to roads number 5 : Poznan-Wroclaw and number 32 to Zielona Gora and just few steps from Wielkopolski National Park.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The quickest way to get here from the centre of Poznan is to use trains. Szreniawa is located on a side-railroad from Poznan to Wolsztyn with 9 daily connections. The most interesting way to come here is to choose trains leaving Poznan at appr. 9am or 5pm, as those two use old historical steam locos. Of course - you can come back using the same historical trains : from Szreniawa to POznan at appr. 7am and 3pm. The journey will take you appr. 25 minutes.

By bus[edit]

From Gorczyn Bus Station (accessible from the centre of Poznan by trams #5, #8 i #14 and bus #63) there're pretty many suburban buses running to Rosnowo, Rosnowko and Konarzewo. The timetable can be found here : [1]. Travel time (tram in the city + bus) : from 35 to 50 minutes. Besides you can get to Szreniawa using numerous PKS buses, leaving from the central bus station in Poznan - all (apart from express ones) buses going to Steszew, Grodzisk, Leszno, Koscian stop in Szreniawa. That journey should take you appr. half an hour, depending on traffic.

By bike[edit]

As Szreniawa is located next to Wielkopolski National Park it'a a good idea to use a bike to get there. Of course we do not recommend travelling along busy road number 5 - instead it's nice to cycle from Poznan to Puszczykowo and later accross the forrest of the National Park. In the park it'a allowed to cycle using pedestrian trails or all public or dirty roads.

By car[edit]

Szreniawa is located on two main roads : number 5 from Gdansk and Bydgoszcz through Poznan to Wroclaw, which is slowly turned into ad express road and road number 32 from Poznan to Zielona Gora.

Get around[edit]

Szreniawa is a small village, so all attractions are nearby. The only further one - the Bierbaum-family viewing tower is located in forrest, so it's accissible ob foot or by bike (in winter cross-country skiing is allowed too).

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The attractions of Szreniawa are :

  • The Agricultural and Food-Processing Museum - open in 1964, the only one big and important Agriculture Museum in Poland and one of only few in Europe. The collection covers more than 20 thousand exhibits : from small utensils to huge agricultural machines; it show the agricultural techniques from the oldest ones to modern ones.

The collection is divided into several parts : the technical agriculture, animal breeding, bee-tree-keeping, cultivation, hop-breeding, willow industry, countryside transport, food processing, craftsmanship, fishing, ethnography, history and countryside art. The most interesting exhibits (especially for children) are the steam-locomobiles (seven in collection), including the oldest one : a small Robey & Com locomobile from 1895; the youngest one is a big locomobile Kemn - Breslau from 1927. There's as well a good collection of old tractors used on the polish territories manufactured by Lanz, Deutz, Zetor, Ursus and Fordson. The collection of countryside transport can be fascinating, too : a bicycle from 1890 manufactured by a local craftsman and sledges or cabs from different parts of our country.

The ethnographical part of the museum covers the collection of wood folk sculptures presenting scenes from everyday life and a rich set of folk china from all main china-producing cities accross Poland.

The Museum is open from April till October Tue-Fri from 9:00 to 17:00, Sat and Sun to 19:00, and in winter Tue-Sun from 9:00 to 15:00.

  • the viewing Bierbaum Tower, located in Wielkopolski National Park - subordinated to the Museum, 22 metres high. This was the Mausoleum of the Bierbaum family, who were the first owners of Szreniawa. From 1993 the tower has been in the monument register. Next to the tower you'll find a small exhibition presenting the history of areas of the National Park and its surroundings from the late paleolite to present times. On the tower top - viewing platform.

The Tower is open from April till October Tue-Fri from 9:00 to 17:00, Sat and Sun to 19:00, and in winter Tue-Sun from 9:00 to 15:00.

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There are numerous annual events in the Museum :

  • The Easter Feast - usually 3 or 4 weeks before Easter
  • The Easter Market - always on the palm Sunday (a week before Easter)
  • The Whisuntide Feast - according to its name in May or June
  • events about different national minorities living in Poland (Ukrainians, Tartars, Caraims)
  • The former countryside-style wedding
  • The autumn Festival about old polish autumn traditions
  • The Christmas Market with the show presenting polish Advent traditions

Contact[edit]

The Agricultural Museum in Szreniawa : 5, Dworcowa str., 62-052 Komorniki. Phone : +48 61 81 07 629, [2], mailto:muzeum@muzeum-szreniawa.pl

Get out[edit]

Szreniawa is located along the main roads in western Poland, so it's very easy to get out from here to e.g. Grodzisk Wielkopolski and Wolsztyn, aand as well to the south, to Silesia region, through Smigiel, Leszno to Wroclaw, so that small Poznan-suburban village can be visited on the way to all thsese places.

An interesting idea can be visiting all "green museum" of Greater Poland, subordinated to the one in Szreniawa :

  • The Flour-Milling Museum in Jaracz (40kms north of Poznan)
  • The Hunting Museum in Uzarzewo (15kms north-east of Poznan)
  • The Bee-Keeping Open-air Museum in Swarzedz (15kms east of Poznan)
  • The Willow and Hop Industry Museum in Nowy Tomysl (60kms west of Poznan)
  • The Meat Industry Museum in Sielinko (40kms west of Poznan)




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