Lohmen (Sächsische Schweiz)
Historic field railways in Saxony
Operated by steam, electric energy or engines, field railways usually used a gauge of 1 ft 11 5⁄8 in (600 mm). In addition to rattling through quarries, they were used at brickyards and sand pits, or in road and railway construction, as well as in agriculture and forestry. And for the military transportation purposes, these rail vehicles were used as Heeresfeldbahnen (military field railways). Saxon field railway enthusiasts have been committed to preserving those technical monuments. Enjoy a ride on such a field railway hauled either by a steam, diesel or electric locomotive in Upper Lusatia, Saxon Switzerland, the Leipziger Land district and in Chemnitz. On the riding days, this will be a fun way for the whole family to experience industrial culture. To a small extent, we can even organize guided group or individual tours after prior arrangement. Although you will see (almost) everything during these tours, only part of the vehicles can be shunted outside or be presented in operation.
The Herrenleite Feldbahnmuseum is open every Saturday
from May to September from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Ride age 2020, excerpt
11./12.07.20 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
03./04.10.20 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
For visits outside the opening hours, please register in advance by phone or e-mail.
Adults 4,00 €
Children 3 - 16 years 1,00 €
Families (max. 2 adults 8,00 €
+ any number of children)
This includes any number of journeys on the dirt trains.