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Oberweissbach Mountain and Schwarza Valley Railway

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The modernised and restored traditional railway runs to the Schwarza Valley and adjoining hills. The network is made up of three parts - the Schwarza valley railway Rottenbach-Katzhütte, the mountain railway from Obstfelderschmiede to Lichtenhain and the flat section to the Cursdorf terminal.  The core of the railway - the 1.38 km long funicular - is the only mountain railway in the world for transportation of standard-gauge railway carriages. In the summer months, passengers can enjoy the trip with a 25% ascent in open-top carriages.

In "Bergbahnland" (Mountain Railway Land), visitors can also see the royal coach, visit the "Maschinarium" discovery museum and, in the summer months, enjoy the "herb oils" carriage in the flat section and the Fröbelwald forest adventure trail.

Opening hours

runs daily between 6.30 a.m. and 8 p.m.


  • Language: German


Restricted access for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Personnel lift available Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Special and personal assistance resources for the disabled

At one-hour intervals for wheelchair users. The disabled toilets are at the top and bottom station.

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Contact information

Oberweißbacher Berg- und Schwarzatalbahn

An der Bergbahn 1
98746 Mellenbach-Glasbach

Telephone: +49 (0) 36705 20134 (Tickethotline)
Fax: +49 (0) 36705 20135

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