Thursday, July 27, 2017

Skoda Museum a complete PITA

We travelled all the way from Canada to visit the Skoda Muzeum in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia, on Monday 17 July 2017.
 A spokesman for the Skoda Museum said (loose translation):
"We are closed for the day - only VIPs allowed. (Only robots in a suit permitted.) We don't act responsibly, we will shut the museum as we please without warning. I don't care how far you have travelled. You cannot come in here. You are an untermensch! Get lost!
"At Škoda we hanker for the good old totalitarian days - if anybody had the cheek to complain back then they would get a visit from the StB. We had all the socialist big-wigs visiting the factory, and nobody dared say a word if we shut down the museum without any notice.
"Our German bosses feel much the same way, after all they took over the Skoda works in 1939 without an invitation!"
Travel tip: The Skoda Museum is surely the most unfriendly attraction in the Czech Republic. Best avoided.
We found Mladá Boleslav to be a craptown with atrocious hotels. The trains weren't running while we were there. Best feature: the bus to Prague, good value, rapid departure.
If you wish to see Skoda vehicles while in Czechia I suggest you look elsewhere:

* NATIONAL TECHNICAL MUSEUM, Kostelní 1320/42, 170 78 Praha 7, Czechia.

* AUTO MOTO MUZEUM - OLDTIMER, Štefánikova 220/24, 742 21 Kopřivnice, Czechia.

Both the above are recommended. Some Skoda vehicles are also on display at Vaclav Havel Airport, Prague.

See also PunchBuggy Passim.

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