For Train Enthusiasts

This past weekend, we visited relatives in Moravia to celebrate our nephew’s birthday.  Since all the kids are boys, going to the exhibition of steam engines at the Olympia Park in Brno was the best pre-birthday activity for us.


The Olympia Park in Brno is an awesome place for kids.   Among its best attractions is this railway park.


As you can see, it is perfect for kids of all ages, shapes and sizes.

The ride is approximately 1.5 kilometers long, and would take 13 minutes.  My son has been on a lot of train rides in amusement parks and in the malls, but this one is his favorite because it really simulates the real train – terrain, engine and all.

Since it was a steam engine fest on this particular day, the steam engines were a hit and the most sought after.


Looking closely, you would see that the model train really simulates a real steam engine.


I was thinking of taking a ride myself.  Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s enough space for my burgeoning belly.  My little girl wouldn’t like it that much anyway.

I was content with watching the happy expression of the kids’ faces and was quite amused with models such as this.


The mood was very festive, with a local band playing on the side.


After the train ride, we stopped to look at the exhibits at the parking lot.


My son was totally in awe.  He escaped my grasp and made his way into this model.

I was just glad I was able to get to him first before somebody else did.


There was an area for the hobbyists, and here you can see more model trains.


Here’s a view of what the engine looks like.


So, if you are a train enthusiast or know someone who is simply fascinated by trains, this is a good place visit.   It is one-of-a-kind, and it may be the first in the Czech Republic.

For more information about the park, please visit their website by clicking here.

I hope you had a great weekend!