There is hardly any other railway that offers so many scenic and historic attractions as the Zittau Narrow-Gauge Railway does with ist 10-mile (16-km) railway network. You may, for instance, watch the simultaneous departure of two steam trains from Bertsdorf station, which is a unique spectacle offered regularly by the Zittau Narrow-Gauge Railway.

Route details:

Travel time: approx. 45 minutes


Zittau – Bertsdorf 5.5 miles (8.9 km)

Bertsdorf – Oybin 2 miles (3.3 km)

Bertsdorf – Jonsdorf 2.4 miles (3.8 km)

Excursion and hiking destinations along the route

The train stations of the Zittau Narrow-Gauge Railway are popular starting points for hikes into the Zittau Mountains.

Hike from Jonsdorf to Oybin: 3.7 miles (6 km) (and back on the Narrow-Gauge Railway)

Zittau: Lenten viel, hisoric Old Town, theater

Olbersdorf: short hiking trail around the lake, educational mining trail

Bertsdorf train station: educational steam train trail to Oybin, Museum railway station in Bertsdorf

Stop at Teufelsmühle (Devil‘s Mill): Töpfer (Potter), Ameisen (Ants) and Pferde (Horses) mountains

Oybin health resort: Fuchskanzel viewpoint, castle and monastery ruins, high forest, Children Train Station

Jonsdorf health resort stop: Weißer Stein rock formation, Cultural Trail Bleichkolonie (Bleaching Colony), Butterfly House, leisure hall with ice rink

Jonsdorf health resort: Mühlsteinbrüche (Millstone Pits), Nonnenfelsen (Nun‘s Rock) and Gondelteich (Gondola Lake)