Radebeul–Radeburg Railway

Schmalspurbahn im Lößnitzgrund

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
Stations: 11
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).

Special timetable / Special train services

Special timetable: The Lößnitzgrundbahn runs according to a special timetable on the following days:

Special train services: The Lößnitzgrundbahn runs according to a special timetable on the following days:

  • Karl May Festival and
  • for the narrow-gauge railway festival from 13 to 15 September 2024

The timetable for the special train service will be published separately.


Full closure on the Lößnitzgrundbahn railway line

From 4 to 22 March 2024 and from 4 to 22 November 2024, the Lößnitzgrundbahn line will be closed due to maintenance work. Trains will be cancelled without replacement.

Further information


Tickets for the narrow gauge railway are available in 4 price levels for both individual and group travel. They can be purchased from the guard.

All prices are based on the price table:

Fares valid As of 1 May 2023

Ticket purchase: You can get tickets here

Tickets for the Lößnitzgrundbahn are available:

Tariff tip for holders of weekly, monthly and Abo-monthly passes

Do you have a weekly, monthly or Abo-monthly pass which includes the Radebeul tariff zone (TZ 52)? If so, you can travel free on the Radebeul–Radeburg Railway.

The accompaniment rule which applies to weekly, monthly and Abo-monthly passes does not apply at the weekend or on bank holidays.

Deutschlandticket (GermanyTicket) - with Historic Surcharge

You already have a Deutschlandticket? Then you pay a historical surcharge on the narrow-gauge railways (Lößnitzgrundbahn/ Weißeritztalbahn) at a price of 8 euros per person.

The Historic Surcharge is valid as a day ticket on both narrow-gauge railways.

Getting here

Bus & rail connections

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.   

Barrier-free travel

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:

Logo der Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft mbH SDG Sächsische Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft mbH (SDG)
Am Bahnhof 1
01468 Moritzburg

Tel.: 035207 / 89 29 - 0
Web: www.sdg-bahn.de

Saxon dreams – explore and enjoy

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.


Special events

All information is subject to Change.