Welcome to the narrow gauge railway Plettenberg-Herscheid
All aboard!

Relive the feeling of historical times – the museum trains of the SAUERLÄNDER KLEINBAHN are waiting for you. The one-metre gauge SAUERLÄNDER KLEINBAHN reminds you of the many narrow gauge railways of the local Sauerland. For our narrow valleys with their small factories they were the connection to the “whole world”. The railway association MÄRKISCHE MUSEUMS-EISENBAHN runs their vintage trains between the villages of Herscheid–Hüinghausen and Plettenberg–Köbbinghausen.

Living Museum
Feel the railway atmosphere: smell the engine steam, feel the heat of the fire and experience the old ages. See all the railway machinerys in our work shed or around the station building, including preserved carriages from the closed local railways. Find out how a steam engine works or how we run our trains. Ask our staff and hear about our voluntary work and about the projects of our railway association.

Railway and more …

SAUERLÄNDER KLEINBAHN runs from April to October. Special events around our station building in Hüinghausen during our service days include:
Classic Car meetings (german: Oldtimertag)
Fire engine day (german: Feuerwehrtag)
Fancy food days (potatoes or Matjes herring – german: Kartoffelfest or Matjes-Tag)
For the kids, Teddy Bear Day and Santa Trains. Concerts are performed in our vehicle depot.

Watch all the railway activities from our cafe in the station building or from our lovely beer garden. Our museum shop offers all kinds of railway souvenirs, railway literature, films and pictures of our local railways.

Operation days 2023

05/07/2023: Season opening 2023
05/21/2023: „International museum day“ 2023
06/04/2023: Teddy bear fest 2023
06/18/2023: Matjes herring day 2023
07/02/2023: Classic Car meetings 2023
07/16/2023: „Citroen Day “
08/06/2023: Fire engine day 2023
08/20/2023: Operating day
09/03/2023: Potato fest 2023
10/01/2023: Something about model railway
11/12/2023: Curly kale day / St. Martins rides 2023
12/02/2023: St. Nicholas rides 2023 (special reservation required)
12/03/2023: St. Nicholas rides 2023 (special reservation required)
12/09/2023: St. Nicholas rides 2023 (special reservation required)
12/10/2023: St. Nicholas rides 2023 (special reservation required)

Take a look at our Fahrtage 2023 (German language only).

More sights in Märkischer Kreis

Combine your visit to SAUERLÄNDER KLEINBAHN with other sights of our region.
Walk through our wonderful forests or along our reservoirs, or visit our technical museums.

More information:

Tourism in Märkischer Kreis (German language only)
Tourism South Westphalia (German language only)

How to find us

Travelling by train and bus:
Depart from Plettenberg station with bus lines S2 and 54 (direction Plettenberg / Lüdenscheid)
Alight at Bremcker Linde or Hüinghausen

Address for SatNav: Elsetalstraße, Herscheid, Germany (N 51 11‘ 21“ E 7 48‘ 28“)