The Oberweißbach Mountain Railway was opened in 1923 and has been heritage-listed since 1980. The cable railway is 1.4km long and features a 25% gradient slope from the Valley Station Obstfelderschmiede to Lichtenhain. A 2.5km-long flat section from Lichtenhain to Cursdorf is electrified with 600 V DC.

Marvel at the fascinating engineering techniques while enjoying an impressive panoramic view of Thuringia’s forests. Trained personnel provide an interesting commentary on the history and characteristic features of the railway. In summer months and in good weather, an open-top “convertible” goods wagon is set onto the tracks, a special highlight.

Throughout the year, a wide variety of events are held at the Oberweißbach Mountain Railway and Schwarzatal Funicular Railway. Whether the opening of the “convertible season”, the annual Mountain Railway festival, Summer Festival or Advent celebrations, the cable car is a visitor magnet for both young and old.

Click here for information about upcoming events. 


Information about Bicycles:

Bicycle Transportation on the Schwarzatal Funicular Railway:
The transport of a limited number of bicycles on this railway is free.

Bicycle Transportation on the Mountain Railway: 
The transport of bicycles is only possible in the passenger cars. 

  • free transportation
  • maximum 8 bicycles
  • hourly transportation 
  • the cable car leaves on the hour, every hour from Lichtenhain (Mountain Station) i.e. 9am, 10am, 11am
  • the cable car leaves every half hour from Obstfelderschmiede (Valley Station) i.e. 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am
  • due to safety restrictions, the transport of bicycles on the goods wagon is not possible. 

Oberweißbacher Berg-und Schwarzatalbahn
An der Bergbahn 1
98746 Mellenbach-Glasbach
Tel: 036705-20134