A place of wild, romantic beauty, the Schwarza valley is also well-served by rail connections: VT 641 railcars operate between Rottenbach and Katzhütte and provide passengers with ever-changing views of their surroundings. Travellers can change for the Thüringer Bergbahn at Obstfelderschmiede valley station.
Taking the Fürstenkutsche carriage to the funicular
In the past, the princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt used Schwarzburg Castle as their residence during the summer and hunting season.
A royal touch returned to the Schwarzatal in May 2018. Since then, Princess Henriette and Prince Ludwig Friedrich II have offered royal journeys 300 years into the past.
We have lovingly transformed the railcars of the Schwarzatalbahn into Fürstenkutschen (Prince's carriages). On a ride in these carriages, you will learn more about the region's past, take part in the "Prince's Quiz" and have the chance to win a mountain railway surprise at the end.
The day tickets for the mountain railway include a ride on the Schwarzatalbahn.
Participating in the prince's quiz:
DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH, Stephensonstrasse 1, 60326 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contact in case of questions:
Oberweissbacher Berg- und Schwarzatalbahn, An der Bergbahn 1, 98744 Schwarzatal, Germany; Tel: +49 (0) 36705 20134
All of the Schwarzatalbahn stops and vehicles are accessible to wheelchairs and prams.