The Radebeul–Radeburg Railway is one of the oldest narrow gauge railway lines in Germany. The nostalgia-invoking steam trains run every day on the 16.6 kilometre route from Radebeul Ost to Radeburg via Moritzburg.
The narrow gauge trains begin their 16.6 kilometre journey every day from the Radebeul Ost station in Radebeul, known for its wine and adventure novelist Karl May. Once past the romantic Lößnitzgrund area, it climbs a few metres and puffs its way through the Moritzburg marshlands.
En route it crosses a causeway cutting through the middle of Dippelsdorf Lake. Shortly afterwards, the line reaches Moritzburg, with its baroque hunting lodge. In Moritzburg we recommend a detour to the game reserve, to the old lighthouse, and to Little Pheasant Castle.The "Lössnitz Dachshund" then steams onward via Cunnertswalde to Radeburg. This is the birthplace of a true Berlin original, illustrator Heinrich Zille, who you can learn more about in the local museum.
About the Radebeul–Radeburg Railway
Length: 16.55 km
Track width: 750 mm
Top speed: 25 km/h
Structures: 19 bridges, 210 m long causeway across Dippelsdorf Lake
Operator: Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft mbH
Die Lößnitzgrundbahn fährt täglich von Radebeul Ost über Moritzburg nach Radeburg.
Vom 1. Mai bis 30. September 2024 fährt mit dem Lößnitzdackel ein offener Aussichtswagen mit. (Änderungen vorbehalten).
To get to Radebeul Ost station (where the Lößnitzgrundbahn begins), take S-Bahn S 1 or the RE 50 from Dresden's main railway station.
Tram line 4 will take you from the Postplatz in Dresden to the „Landesbühnen Sachsen“ stop. From there it is a short walk (about 3 minutes) to the „Weißes Roß“ station on the narrow gauge line.
Taking a cycle is no problem because the train has a luggage and bike car with space for 30 bikes.
The stations at Radebeul Ost and Moritzburg have lifts to help passengers with disabilities or restricted mobility to get on and off the narrow gauge line. However, it is best if you get in touch before travelling. Please let us know, at least 1 day before you travel, your start and end station and your departure date (departure time) by contacting:
SDG Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft mbH (SDG)
Am Bahnhof 1
Enjoy the romance of the railways combined with wine with our exclusive "Narrow gauge wine-tasting" experience. While travelling on the "Lössnitzdackel" you can enjoy a range of Saxon wines and hear tales related to the local vineyards.
On 5 April 2024, we invite you and your family to take tours by train, bus, tram and ferry. All you need is a family day ticket for one tariff zone. Another bonus: When travelling with the special means of transport, you will travel even cheaper on Discovery Day.