Arrival and Parking
Taking the train is a relaxing way to get to mountain railway and you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Schwarza valley as you approach your destination.
You can take Deutsche Bahn trains to reach Erfurt and Saalfeld. From either of these two towns, you can catch an hourly train to Rottenbach, where you can then use your Bergbahn Day Ticket for onward travel. From Rottenbach, there is a direct connection from platform 1 to the Schwarzatalbahn and Thüringer Bergbahn. Change at Obstfelderschmiede valley station for the funicular railway.
Obstfelderschmiede valley station is automatically entered as your destination in our travel information tool. This makes it easy for you to look for connections, book your tickets straight away and reserve seats online.
Make sure you only book train tickets as far as Rottenbach. The Bergbahn Day Pass is valid from Rottenbach onwards.
How to find us
Addresses for your GPS system:
Obstfelderschmiede valley station, Thüringer Bergbahn:
An der Bergbahn 1, 98744 Schwarzatal
Lichtenhain summit station, Thüringer Bergbahn:
Obere Bergbahnstrasse 9, 98744 Schwarzatal
- From the North:
A71, exit Ilmenau Ost (15)
- From the East:
Via the A9 go onto the A4, exit Jena-Göschwitz, continue on the B88 towards Rudolstadt, then head to Bad Blankenburg. In Bad Blankenburg, follow the junction in the direction of Sitzendorf, which is located inside the Schwarzatal
- From the South:
A73, exit Eisfeld Nord, continue on the B281 via Masserberg
- From the West:
A4, motorway junction "Kreuz Erfurt" continue onto the A71 in direction of Schweinfurt, exit Ilmenau Ost (15)
Please follow the signposting:
Please note current road obstructions:
» Traffic obstructions in the mountain railway region
Possible routes for motor coaches between mountain train stations:
- From Obstfelderschmiede to Lichtenhain via Sitzendorf (train station), Unterweissbach, Oberweissbach
- From Obstfelderschmiede to Cursdorf via Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle or via Sitzendorf (train station) towards Neuhaus
Parking near the stations
Am Bahnhof 3
Mellenbacher Strasse 18
Lichtenhain summit station
Obere Bergbahnstrasse 91
Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach)
Obstfelderschmiede valley station
An der Bergbahn 1
- A charging station for electric cars (two parking spaces) is available in Cursdorf in Bahnhofsstrasse.
- There are two caravan parking spaces available at the Obstfelderschmiede valley station.