Center for Tourists Opens at Minsk Railway Station

On February 5, the National Tourism Agency opened a center for tourists at the Minsk railway station. Visitors are able to get information about transport, housing, attractions in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, as well as buy postcards, guidebooks, and take free booklets.

The opening ceremony featured a speech from the railway station officials on the purpose of the information center, as well as taking pictures with Volat, the official mascot of the Dinamo hockey club, and a lottery, which gave the winners an opportunity to go for a free tour of Minsk on a red double–decker bus.

This is the first information center at the railway station in Belarus, which will work on a permanent basis. At the moment, 50 items of printed materials are available, including books about Minsk and Belarus and postcards.

The information center also offers souvenirs, maps, travel brochures and booklets in seven languages, and advertising materials of tour companies, cafes, restaurants, and hotels. Visitors are greeted by staff who speaks English and German.

In the following two weeks, the center will work from 9AM to 5PM, but the working hours will be changed gradually in accordance with passenger traffic.

The National Tourism Agency plans to open more information centers in the near future.

Each day, the Minsk railway station welcomes 35 thousand visitors, including two thousand passengers on international trains. In a year, around four million people travel through the station.

Center for Tourists Opens at Minsk Railway Station