Points of interest: Culture, Nature
Intended for: Family, Senior, school groups
How: cycling, on foot
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Moldava mountain track is sometimes also called Krušnohorska Railway or Teplice Semmering. The track was built by Prague-Duchcov Rail Company, with the aim to link the North Bohemian lignite basin with central Bohemia, Prague and later Saxony. Along this track, the train overcomes challenging mountain terrain with the help of three viaducts and two tunnels. The railway, linking the town Most via Dubí with Moldava in the Ore Mountains, was begun in 1871. The first section of the line from Most to Osek was officially opened on 18 December 1876. Within a few months, the next leg to Hrob was completed and put into operation on 15 May 1877. In 1884 the last, most difficult stretch was finished running through Mikulov to Moldava, with the first train pulling out on 6 December 1884. The opening of operations also meant interconnection with the likewise-completed track in neighbouring Rehefeld, Saxony. Passenger traffic started half a year later on 18 May 1885, and fast trains from Prague also operated on this track. By the end of the 19th century, a steam locomotive line 180 was especially designed for the track; which, after an upgrade, survived until the end of the regular steam operation in 1967. Since 1998, the track has been a cultural heritage site of the Czech Republic, including the viaducts, tunnels, embankments, culverts and station buildings. If you want to take a train ride along this line, just look for No. 135 in the passenger timetable.
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