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SDG Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft mbH - Weißeritztalbahn
Am Bahnhof 1
01468 Moritzburg

Tel.: 035207 8929-0
Fax: 035207 8929-1


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Braumeisters Dampfzug

28.09.2019


Von den Tharandter Höhehn zu den romantischen Tälern des Rabenauer Grundes

29.09.2019

Description

Freital-Hainsberg – Dippoldiswalde – Kurort Kipsdorf

At full steam to the Eastern Ore Mountains …

The Weißeritztalbahn, running from Freital-Hainsberg to Kipsdorf in the Eastern Ore Mountains, is one of Saxony's oldest narrow gauge railways offering a public service. As early as in 1883, steam locomotives hauled trains every day through one of the region's most romantic valleys - the valley of the Rote Weißeritz river. The route attracted public attention in August 2002 when it was severely damaged by the "Jahrhunderthochwasser" (flood of the century). After extensive reconstruction, the 15-kilometre-long part from Freital-Hainsberg to Dippoldiswalde is once again in use, with the section to Kipsdorf being reopened soon. The Weißeritztalbahn connects three different natural regions; thus, for its landscape diversity, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes in Europe. First, the train plunges into the wild, romantic Rabenauer Grund valley, a picturesque hiking destination. Continuing its route always along the Rote Weißeritz river and over numerous bridges, the train reaches Rabenau station where the long-standing "Rabenauer Mühle" restaurant and hotel awaits train passengers and hikers.

The small town of Rabenau is known for the long tradition of its chair-making craft. A visit to the "Stuhlbauermuseum" (chair-making museum) will give you a lively picture of the craft tradition. After continuing your train journey for a few kilometres, you will leave Rabenauer Grund valley in the village of Malter where you will see Malter dam. A unique recreation area ideal for swimming and water sports is located directly next to Malter station. After passing the extensive dam, you will soon see the picturesque town of Dippoldiswalde (in the Eastern Ore Mountains) through the train window. After arriving at the destination station, the Old Town, with the Lohgerbermuseum (tannery museum) and the castle housing a gallery on the Eastern Ore Mountains, will await you. The narrow gauge festival taking place every year on the first Sunday in Advent is a special attraction for the whole family. Another great experience is the "Braumeisters Dampfzug" theme tour on the Weißeritztalbahn route. Offered on selected riding days, it introduces the art of brewing and traditional craftsmanship in the Eastern Ore Mountains to you.

Impressions

Dampflok beim bekohlen in Freital-Hainsberg. 
© Rotkopf Görg Verlagsgesellschaft mbH - A. Linz

Route

Railroad Weißeritztalbahn

Location

The Weißeritztalbahn south of Dresden is located on the edge of the Ore Mountains.

Arrival by bus and train

To reach you is easily accessible by train through the station Freital Hainsberg on the railway Dresden - Chemnitz - Zwickau (KBS 510), here there is a direct connection from the S-Bahn Dresden and the regional trains from Chemnitz to the trains of Weißeritztalbahn. It is also possible to travel from Dresden to the Freitaler A city bus line. This stops at the stations Freital Hainsberg and Freital Cossmannsdorf near the station. Information on the timetables of trains, trams and buses is available online at the Upper Elbe Transport Association (VVO).

Arrival by Car

For those arriving by car, the trip over the S194 to the station Freital Hainsberg is recommended, before the station has sufficient parking available.


Railroad

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© info@michaelsperl.de

Fahrzeuge

Fahrzeuge Weißeritztalbahn

Dampflokomotiven

Seit über 30 Jahren bewältigen die Einheits- und Neubaudampfloks der ehemaligen Deutschen Reichsbahn Gesellschaft beziehungsweise Deutschen Reichsbahn nahezu allein den Verkehr auf den verbliebenen sächsischen Schmalspurbahnen. Zur Bewältigung des gestiegenen Frachtaufkommens wurden zwischen 1928 und 1933 insgesamt 32 dieser schmalspurigen Einheitsloks beschafft. Da sich die Konstruktion bewährte und nach dem Krieg auch bei den Schmalspurbahnen Lokomotivmangel herrschte, baute die Deutsche Reichsbahn in den Jahren 1952 bis 1956 nochmals 24 Lokomotiven nach, die äußerlich den Einheitsloks sehr ähnlich sind. Mit einer Leistung von rund 600 PS gehören beide Typen zu den stärksten deutschen Schmalspurloks.

99 1734-5 Baujahr 1929, SMF Chemnitz/4681
99 1746-9 Baujahr 1929, Schwartzkopff/9535, abgestellt in Kipsdorf
99 1771-7 Baujahr 1952, LKM Babelsberg/32010, abgestellt in Kipsdorf
99 1777-4 Baujahr 1953, LKM Babelsberg/32016
99 1780-8 Baujahr 1953, LKM Babelsberg/32019, Ersatzteilspender
99 1790-7 Baujahr 1955, LKM Babelsberg/132031, Ausstellungslok
99 1793-1 Baujahr 1956, LKM Babelsberg/132034

Diesellokomotiven

Von 1964 bis 1987 bauten die FAUR-Werke "23. August" in Bukarest (frühere Malaxa-Werke) über 330 Stück der als L35H/L45H bezeichneten 4-achsigen Schmalspurloks für verschiedene Spurweiten zwischen 740 und 1067mm. Diese Lokomotiven fanden neben dem Herstellungsland Rumänien auch in anderen osteuropäischen Ländern Verwendung. Bis 2008 erwarb die Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft gebraucht insgesamt drei dieser 450 PS starken Lokomotiven, wovon ein Exemplar auf der Weißeritztalbahn stationiert ist.

L45H-084 Baujahr 1985, FAUR Bukarest/24973, Reserve-/Bauzuglok

Personenwagen

9   Personenwagen 2. Klasse KB Altbau
1   Personenwagen 2. Klasse Aussichtswagen
11 Personenwagen 2. Klasse KB Rekonstruiert

Packwagen

1 Packwagen KD Altbau
2 Packwagen KD Rekonstruiert

Dampfzug und Personal in Kipsdorf. 
©

Historie

History of the Weißeritztalbahn

The history of the Weißeritztalbahn railway began with a groundbreaking ceremony not far from the Rabenauer Mühle inn on July 16, 1881. First, the section to Schmiedeberg was opened on November 1, 1882. The entire line to Kipsdorf went into operation less than a year later, on September 3, 1883. During the construction of Malter Dam from 1908 to 1913, the rail section from Spechtritz to Dippoldiswalde needed to be relocated to a new, higher line. At the same time, a narrow gauge interchange track to Potschappel station was built in 1913. After further gap closures up to 1924, at least in theory, it was possible to offer direct train connections on the 750-mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in) narrow gauge line from Kipsdorf in the Eastern Ore Mountains to Strehla on the Elbe river.
The route was relocated once again in 1924, with the railway having been removed between Obercarsdorf and Buschmühle as the routing was unfavorable for the traffic along the valley road. From then on, trains have run via the Schmiedeberg Viaduct. Thanks to the railway, the excursion traffic to the Eastern Ore Mountains has developed early. In 1934, the terminal station in Kipsdorf was extended substantially for winter sports traffic. Excursion traffic continued during the period of the GDR, especially to Malter Dam and into Rabenauer Grund valley. This was why, in 1975, it was decided to preserve the Weißeritztalbahn railway line. The entire railway line was listed by the then created Free State of Saxony on March 14, 1994.
 

Operating times:

The Weißeritztalbahn runs daily with steam trains.

Prices:

Auszug aus der Tariftabelle.
Freital-Hainsberg - Kurort Kipsdorf

Einfach Hin-/Rückfahrt
Erwachsene 12,40 € 23,50 €
Kinder
6 - 15 Jahre
6,20 € 11,70 €
Familienkarte 28,00 € 52,00 €
Freital-Hainsberg - Kurort Kipsdorf
Einzelfahrten
5er Karte
Erwachsene
37,50 €
5er Karte Kinder
6 - 14 Jahre
18,50 €
weitere Tarife
Tageskarte Erwachsene 29,00 €
Tageskarte Kinder
6 - 15 Jahre
15,00 €
Familienkarte 62,00 €