Arrival / Parking

By train

The railways are the relaxing way to get to Bergbahnland, and you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Schwarza valley as you approach your destination.

ICE and IC services will get you to Erfurt and Saalfeld. From either of these two towns, you can catch an hourly train to Rottenbach, which is where the validity of your mountain railway day ticket starts. From Rottenbach, there is a direct connection from platform 1 to the Schwarza valley line and Oberweissbach funicular. Change at Obstfelderschmiede for the funicular.

We have automatically included Obstfelderschmiede as your destination in our travel information. This makes it easy for you to look for connections, book your tickets straight away and reserve seats online.

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Make sure you only book train tickets as far as Rottenbach. The mountain railway day ticket is valid from Rottenbach onwards.

How to find us

Addresses for your navigation system:

Address valley station of the Oberweißbacher Bergbahn:
  An der Bergbahn 1, 98744 Schwarzatal

Address upper station of the Oberweißbacher Bergbahn:
  Bergbahnstraße 8, 98744 Schwarzatal, OT Lichtenhain


  • From the North: 
    A71, exit Ilmenau Ost (15)

  • Fromt the East:
    Via A9 go onto A4, exit Jena-Göschwitz, resume on B88 in direction of Rudolstadt, then drive to Bad Blankenburg, in Bad Blankenburg follow the junction in direction of Sitzendorf which is located inside the Schwarzatal

  • From the South:
    A73, exit Eisfeld Nord, resume on B281 via Masserberg

  • From the West:
    A4, motorway junction "Kreuz Erfurt" drive onto the A71 in direction of Schweinfurt, exit Ilmenau Ost (15)

Please follow the sign-posting:

Please note current road barriers:
» in der Bergbahnregion

Drive possibilities for motor coaches between the different 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) in direction of Neuhaus

Parking is possible near the stations


Am Bahnhof 3
07422 Rottenbach

Meuselbach- Schwarzmühle

Mellenbacher Straße 18
98746 Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle


Ortsstraße 45
07426 Bechstedt


Bahnhofstraße 1
98746 Katzhütte


Bahnhof 1
07427 Schwarzburg

Lichtenhain (upper station)

Bahnhofstraße 8
98744 Lichtenhain


Bahnhofstraße 1
07429 Sitzendorf

Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach)

Fröbelstraße 24
98744 Oberweißbach

Obstfelderschmiede (lower station):

An der Bergbahn 1
98746 Mellenbach-Glasbach


Bahnhofstraße 6
98744 Cursdorf


August-Bebel-Straße 29
98746 Mellenbach-Glasbach