Discover Saxony's narrow-gauge railways
The annual Dresden Steam Engine Festival in April is a must go for every railfan. But Saxony has a lot more to offer regarding nostalgic railways, as numerous narrow-gauge railways are on the road, too. They drive on smaller rails to special places and pour on the nostalgic charm while chuffing through the landscape. Here you will find an overview of some Saxon narrow-gauge railways. Experience the charming narrow-gauge railways of Saxony and get the real feeling of magic while taking an idyllic tour by steam.
Traveling through the Steam Engine Paradise of Saxony
Radebeul-Radeburg Railway (Lößnitzgrundbahn)
... from Radebeul East to Radeburg
In the east of Dresden, one can hear quite often the distinctive chuffing when the Radebeul-Radeburg railway once again pushes her way through the Lößnitzgrund. Starting station of the Lößnitz Dachshund (Lößnitzdackel), as the railway is fondly called by the locals, is Radebeul. Enjoy the unique view of the vineyards of Radebeul and the traditional winery of Hoflößnitz on this ride to Radeburg, before plunging into the the forest of the Lößnitztal. From Friedewald to the well known place Moritzburg, the former hunting château of the Saxonian King August the Strong, which definitely deserves a visit, through various smaller villages to Radeburg, which is the final stop of the Radebeul-Radeburg railway.
The construction of the Radebeul-Radeburg railway was decided in 1879. After a short period of five years, the narrow-gauge railway was inaugurated. Along the 16,55 kilometres, the railway crosses 19 bridges and runs through various picturesque villages and dreamy forestland. A trip with the Radebeul-Radeburg railway is always, in every seasons of the year, worthwhile. A rail ride through the snowy winter forest, however, is particularly charming.
Traditional steam train of the Lößnitzgrundbahn in Friedewald with 99539 © AugustusTours
If you would like to visit Saxony and see some of the mentioned, narrow-gauge railways, please feel free to check out our special interest tours on the subject of Steam Trains.
For individual travellers we have set up an package holiday to Dresden in April, when the great Dresden Steam Engine Festival takes place. Click here to see our Steam Train Tour to Dresden.
For clubs and groups of more than 10 persons we have set up an itinerary to visit the Dresden Steam Train Festival. If you are interested in planing a group tour at a different time you might find our themed tours Steam Train Tours for groups interesting.