Our PKP train
I'm interested in knowing a little more about some of the places that this train is taking me through. From my point of view, sitting here on the train, Konin looks drab and gray. But I wonder what impression one would get of most any city if you could only see where the railway goes through... This town's municipal area encompasses 82 km2, so there's room for a little of everything!
Konin is on the banks of the Warta River, by which there is access all the way to the Baltic Sea via canals and lakes. It is the capital of Konin County in the eastern part of Wielkopolska in Central Poland. During the second world war, Konin was part of the land annexed by Nazi Germany. Mass executions of Polish Jews were carried out in the forests surrounding the towns. After WWII, in the 50s and 60s, rapid industrialization made a big change in this area which had traditionally been agricultural. Konin appears to be a town with a commitment to the environment and has been recognized for its efforts in waste recovery, ecology and conservation.