How many Hep Cats do you need to get a group discount for Lindy on Track?
The answer is six. No less then six kittens would get 20% discount on festival price. The discount is available only if the group has balanced leader/follower ratio or there are more leaders.
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Lindy on Track proudly presents LELIWA JAZZ BAND. These guys are not just a regular Jazz band. When they are on the scene, they spread pure swing among the listeners and make the dancefloor a very, very crowded place…
Formed in 1978, they passionately mastered they skills and became quite popular among the Polish and European Jazz scene. But it took them as much as 36 years to become a Lindy Hop revelation when they appeared on the Dragon Swing 2014 festival. If you were on the Thursday party at DKK, you know what I mean!
And this time we will have them twice! Get ready for most incredible music on Thursday and Saturday parties!
Parties at Dworzec Tatrzański
Dworzec Tatrzański, situated in the city center (12 Krupówki street), is the very first Culture Center in Zakopane.
The construction of the building designated for the headquarters of the Tatra Mountains Association started in 1880. The big opening occurred two years later. The house contained the Association’s offices, a library and a reading room, the hotel rooms and a ballroom in which many events like lectures, concerts, theatre performances and parties took place.
Dworzec Tatrzański became the main culture center in Zakopane. Many polish personalities like Mieczysław Karłowicz, Helena Modrzejewska, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Henryk Sienkiewicz had a chance to perform in that place. In 1900, during “the peasant ball”, the building utterly burnt as a result of the oil lamp explosion. It was reconstructed two years later. The new building, made of stone, was finished in Zakopane Style (the special and charming style typical for the architecture of Zakopane). For many years, Dworzec Tatrzański served as a meeting place for the artists and the rock climbers, it was an address where the Tatra Mountains Association had their assemblies and it was a seat for many organizations.
Today, Dworzec Tatrzański function as a music club, a cafe, a meeting point for the guides and artists where you can attend concerts, lectures, exhibitions and parties.
Departure from Zakopane (2)
Important notice! The Organizers do not provide the travel back after the event.
You can come back from Zakopane by public transportation: bus or train. Both railway and bus stations are located near the Guesthouse “Kolejarz”.
The bus station offers connections from Zakopane to Krakow and Warsaw (www.polskibus.com). Travel to Krakow takes around 2 hours and to Warsaw around 7 hours. Some of the bus companies require earlier reservations.
Detailed timetable under this link: http://www.ezakopane.pl/zakopane.php?info=prywatne
You can also go from Zakopane directly to Berlin or Cieszyn and some other cities in Poland - timetable here: http://www.ezakopane.pl/zakopane.php?info=pks
The railway station (Dworzec PKP - ul. Chramcówki 35) offers direct link to Krakow (travel takes around 3 hours) - timetable here: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en
The Lindy-train route
The train route from Cracow into the south was created in the mid 1800's, when the southern part of Poland, Galicia, not to be confused with the autonomous community in Northwest Spain of the same name, was being incorporated into the Austrio-Hungarian empire. It constituted a part of the Galician Transversal Railway which runs along the base of the Carpathian mountains from the area that is currently in Slovakia, through Poland and into Ukraine. The original goal of this line was to facilitate quick communication between Galicia and the capital of the Austrio-Hungarian empire in Vienna, and also it was meant to accelerate economic growth in peripheral mountainous regions of Galicja, and provide quick transportation for the military. This breathtaking route passes through a few small Polish towns: Skawina, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Maków Podhalański. Fun fact: part of the route passes through the bed of a future artificial lake – the reservoir in Świnna Poręba, the construction of which began in 1986 (simultaneously an alternate track is being built for when this lake comes into operation).
One of the stations on the railway route is Chabówka, where there is a train museum, from which the wagons of the Lindy-Train come from. A few dozen years after the creation of the Galicjan Transwerse Railway, the city of Zakopane grew in popularity as a tourist destination and health resort, which in 1899 led to the creation of a route connecting Chabówka with Zakopane. From Chabówka, the line runs down the Raba valley, rising from 448 to 711 meters above sea level. Which reaches it's highest point in the area of the railway stop Pyzówka on the Sieniejawska pass.
After Nowy Targ, the route runs down the Biały Dunajec valley and once again rises until it reaches Zakopane, where it reaches the highest point of the entire route at 835 meters above sea level. The first segment of the route winds sharply which makes it difficult to drive trains, especially in severe weather conditions.
In the time between WWI and WWII, the trail to Zakopane was serviced by trains with German Steam Locomotives of type TKt1 as well as OKz32-2. However, the biggest attraction on this route were the “Luxtorpeda” (Luxury Torpedo) which was the fastest running train at this route even to this day in 1936 hen it travelled the Kraków-Zakopane in 2 hours and 18 minutes.
The Kraków-Zakopane route has since been replaced with electric train engines in 1975, and this 148 kilometer distance is covered in 4 hours.