Arrival and Parking

stops at route network Thüringer Bergbahn and Schwarzatalbahn

By train

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.

» Deutsche Bahn's trip planner

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
07422 Rottenbach

Meuselbach- Schwarzmühle

Mellenbacher Strasse 18
98744 Schwarzatal


Ortsstrasse 45
07426 Bechstedt


Bahnhofstrasse 1
98746 Katzhütte


Bahnhof 1
07427 Schwarzburg

Lichtenhain summit station

Obere Bergbahnstrasse 91
98744 Schwarzatal


Bahnhofstrasse 1
07429 Sitzendorf

Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach)

Fröbelstrasse 24
98744 Schwarzatal

Obstfelderschmiede valley station

(Paid parking)

An der Bergbahn 1
98744 Schwarzatal


Bahnhofstrasse 6
98744 Cursdorf


August-Bebel-Strasse 29
98744 Schwarzatal



  • 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.