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European Tourist Railways & Museums

This guide to European heritage railways and railway museums includes scenic steam trains, cog railways, trams, narrow gauge railways, and other historic sites.

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Achensee Cog Railway - Steam-powered cog railway in Jenbach, Austria

Amsterdam Tram Museum - Operates trams on a 5 mile route from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Appenzeller Bahnen Switzerland - Narrow gauge railroad in eastern Switzerland

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Geesthachter Eisenbahn e.V. - German steam railway

Asociación Zaragozana de Amigos del Ferrocarril y Tranvias - Railway museum in Spain

ASVi Tram Museum - Museum in Thuin, Belgium with numerous tramways from the famous Belgian vicinal tramway network (SNCV, NMVB, or NKG)

Athens Railway Museum - Preserves historic rail equipment in Athens, Greece

Austrian Society for Railway History (ÖGEG) - Operates steam and diesel excursions from Ampflwang, Austria

Berliner Parkeisenbahn - Narrow gauge railroad operated by children and youth under supervision of experienced adults; Germany

Berliner U-Bahn-Museum - Railroad museum in Berlin, Germany

Borkumer Kleinbahn - Narrow gauge railway on the East Frisian North Sea island of Borkum

Brienz Rothorn Railway - 7.5-km narrow gauge steam cog railway to the summit of Brienzer Rothorn mountain from Brienz, Switzerland

Buckower Kleinbahn - Runs 5km between Muencheberg and Buckow, east of Berlin, Germany; owned by the private railroad club 'Eisenbahnverein Maerkische Schweiz' which intends to resume regular train service within the near future

Böda Skogsjärnväg - Restored 4.5 km long 600mm gauge railway through a national park on the island Oeland in the Baltic sea with 2 steam and 5 diesel locomotives; Sweden

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Chabówka Rolling-Stock Heritage Park - Museum in Chabówka, Poland

Chemin de fer de la Baie de Somme - Preservation society organizes steam excursions year-round in the Baie de Somme region, on the north cost of France

Chemin de Fer Touristique du Tarn (France) - Narrow gauge tourist railway in southern France with steam and diesel traction

Children's Railway - 11km steam and diesel tourist railway operated by children in Budapest, Hungary

Cremallera de Montserrat - Montserrat Rack Railway is a 5km mountain railway north of Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain

Dal Västra Värmlands Järnväg (DVVJ) - Pedal your own inspection trolley the entire 52 kilometers between Bengtsfors and Årjäng, Sweden

Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke (DFB) - Steam train in the Swiss Alps; Oberwald, Switzerland

Danish Railway Museum - Historic railway equipment on display in Odense, Denmark

DB Museum - Many exhibits including the first German steam train; Nürnberg, Germany

DVF (Danske Veterantogsoperatøres Fællesrepræsentation) - Joint representation of heritage railways in Denmark

Eisenbahn-Tradition - Operates a collection of over 30 railway vehicles including steam and diesel locomotives, passenger carriages, and good wagons in Lengerich, Germany

Eisenbahnfreunde Zollernbahn EFZ - Steam train timetable and event listing; Germany

Eisenbahnmuseum Neustadt/Weinstraße - Steam excursions from Neustadt, Germany

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam - Tram museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Estonian Museum Railway - Narrow gauge railway in Estonia

Estonian Railway Museum - Haapsalu, Estonia

Fedecrail: European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways - Promotes the rescue, restoration, and operation of Europe's railway heritage

Ferrovia Valle Metauro - Excursions on a velo-rail along a scenic Italian valley

Fichtelbergbahn - Narrow gauge steam railway between Cranzahl and the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Finnish Railway Museum - Museum information and the history of railways in Finland; Hyvinkää, Finland

Flåmsbana - 20km excursions on one of the world's steepest standard gauge railways, the Flåm Railway in Norway

Fond-de-Gras - Tourist railway in southwest Luxembourg

Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum - Narrow gauge railway; Frankfurt, Germany

French Railway Museum - Mulhouse, France

Glacier Express - 7.5 hour mountain railway excursion from Zermatt to St. Moritz in Switzerland, across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels

Glacier Express Tickets - Online reservations for a scenic rail journey through the Swiss Alps

GoldenPass - Operates panoramic trains in southwest Switzerland

Gulbene - Aluksne Narrow Gauge Railway - Last section of a narrow gauge railway in general use in Latvia

Hague Public Transport Museum - The history of the public transport in Hague and its surroundings; Netherlands

Hannoverschen Straßenbahn-Museum - Tram, trolley, and streetcar museum in Sehnde-Wehmingen, Germany

Harzbahn - Photos of a narrow gauge railway in northern Germany

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (Harz Mountain Railway) - 131km narrow gauge railway in northern Germany with 25 steam locomotives

Hessencourrier - Steam railroad in Kassel, Germany

Jokioinen Museum Railway - Timetables, fares, and events; Jokioinen, Finland

JST's Railpage - Photos and reports of railroad museums in Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and the Netherlands

Jädraås-Tallås Järnväg, JTJ - Swedish non-profit railway association operating the preserved railway line beetween Jädraås and Tallås

Krøderbanen Museum - 26km steam excursions between Vikersund and Krøderen; Norway

La France vue du Rail - Guide to French tourist railways

La Vapeur du Trieux - Steam excursions between Paimpol and Pontrieux, France

Latvian Railway History Museum - Railway artifacts, equipment, and HO scale layout on display in Riga, Latvia

Le P'tit train de la Haute Somme - Two foot gauge steam railroad in Froissy (near Albert), France

Malmö Museum Tramway - Tram line runs from Malmöhus slott (Malmö castle), past Tekniska Museet (the Technical Museum), and through Slottsparken to Stadsbiblioteket (the City Library); Sweden

Mariazellerbahn - Electric narrow gauge line in the Austrian Alps providing daily service between St. Pölten and Mariazell

Minièresbunn Doihl - Old iron mining railroad in Luxembourg offers steam and diesel excursions

Mt. Rigi - Cog railway between Vitznau and Goldau and cable car between Weggis and Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland

Museum Buurt Spoorweg (MBS) - Steam train excursions from Haaksbergen, The Netherlands

Museumstoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik NL - Museum on regional transport by steamtram in the Netherlands

Narrow Gauge Railway Memorial Museum - Rail artifacts and equipment on display, plus handcar rides; Anyksciai, Lithuania

Noord-Nederlands Trein & Tram Museum - Train and tram museum in Zuidbroek, The Netherlands

Nordisk Jernbane-Klubs - The Nordic Railway Club arranges excursions in the Scandinavian countries

Nordsjællands Veterantog - North Seeland Veteran Railway preserves steam locomotives and passenger coaches from the 1890's through 1920's; North of Copenhagen, Denmark

Norsk Jernbaneklubb - The Norwegian Railway Club operates The Krøder Museum Railway in Buskerud near Oslo and The Garnes Museum Train and Railway Museum near Bergen

Norsk Jernbanemuseum - Railway museum in Mjøsa, Norway

Norwegian GM Club - Preserving old GM diesel-electric locomotives and running special excursion train-sets using these locomotives; Heimdal, Norway

Ostra Södermanlands Järnväg - Steam railway in Mariefred, Sweden

Polskie Koleje Linowe - Operates aerial tramways and funiculars in Poland, including Kasprowy Wierch, Gubalowka, Parkowa Mountain in Krynica, and Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Kolei (PSMK) - Railway museum in Warsaw, Poland

PontAuRail - Diesel-powered excursions between Pont-Audemer and Honfleur, France

Portugal National Railway Museum - Roundhouse with railway equipment on display; Entroncamento, Portugal

Puisaye-Forterre Touristic Train - 9-km trip with a Picasso railcar in the Puisaye-Forterre countryside; Yonne, France

Rennsteig Bahn - Diesel and steam-powered heritage railway between Plaue and Themar, Germany

Risten - Lakviks Järnväg - Narrow gauge (600mm) railway in Sweden with steam and diesel locomotives

RTM Tramway Museum at Ouddorp - 5-mile tramway with representative rolling stock of the former Rotterdam Tramway Company; Ouddorp, Netherlands

Sargan Eight - Steam-powered, narrow-gauge heritage railway in Mokra Gora, Serbia

Sauschwänzlebahn - Steam railway in Blumberg, Germany

Schwarzatal Railway - Passenger railway between Rottenbach and Katzhütte, Germany, with a connection to the Oberweißbach Funicular at Obstfelderschmiede

Selfkantbahn - Operating railway museum in Germany

Selketalbahn - Oldest narrow gauge railway in the Harz mountians in central Germany, operating daily steam excursions

Setesdal Museum Railway - 78km steam excursions between Kristiansand and Byglandsfjord, Norway

Skara-Lundsbrunn Railways and Skara Railway Museum - 12 km narrow gauge railway; Skara, Sweden

Skånska Järnväga - Preserved steam railway in the southern part of Sweden

Slovenian Railway Museum - Preserves more than sixty locomotives in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Smalspoormuseum - Narrow gauge steam and diesel train rides in Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Spanish Railways Foundation - Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles publishes a monthly magazine and operates museums in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

Spoorwegmuseum Utrecht - Railway museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Steam Trains in Saxony - Narrow gauge steam excursions in Saxony, Germany

Stoom Stichting Nederland (SSN) - Railway museum with steam locomotives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stoomcentrum Maldegem - Steam museum with six mile standard gauge and one mile narrow gauge train rides near Bruges, Belgium

Stoomtrein Dendermonde-Puurs - Operates a 14km part of former NMBS route 52 for tourist excursions; Puurs, Belgium

Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele - Steam railway in Zuid-Beveland, The Netherlands

Stumpfwaldbahn Ramsen - Ramsen, Germany

Svenska Spårvägssällskapet - Three operating tramway museums in Sweden

Swedish National Tramway Museum - Owns more than 40 cars from the 12 tram towns that once existed in Sweden

Swiss Vapeur Parc - 5" and 7-1/4" gauge miniature railway layouts in a 17,000 square meter park in Le Bouveret, Switzerland

Sächsisch-Oberlausitzer Eisenbahngesellschaft (SOEG) - Narrow gauge steam railway operates between Zittau and Bertsdorf, Germany

Tempi Valley Train - Excursions on the historic railway in Thessaly, Greece

Tourist Trains Worldwide - Searchable guide to tourist railways around the world

Train 1900 - 7km steam excursions between Pétange and Bois-de-Rodange, Luxembourg

Train Touristique du Centre Var - Operates the Picasso railcar in tourist service between Carnoules and Brignoles in Provence, France

Trains & Travel International - Operates luxury rail tours and railfan charters throughout Europe

Trammuseum Schepdaal - Tram museum in Belgium

Tramway Touristique de l'Aisne - Tramway in Belgium

Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Railway - 785mm gauge railway of Upper Silesia (Poland), the oldest narrow gauge railway in the world under continuous operation

Valdresbanen - Rents rail tricycles in the summer-season on the 109-km railway between Eina st. (The Gjøvik-line) and Leira st. (Fagernes st.); Norway

Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij - Steam excursions in the Netherlands

Verein Verkehrsamateure und Museumsbahn - Railway and tramway museum in Hamburg, Germany

Vestsjællands Veterantog (West Zealand Vintage Train) - Steam train excursions from Slagelse, Denmark

Veterantog Vest (VtV) - Diesel-powered excursion trains from Bramming, Denmark

Voies Ferrées du Velay - Tourist railway in Dunières, France

Wadstena Fogelsta Järnväg - 9.6km narrow gauge steam excursions in Vadstena, Sweden

Waldbahn Almetal e.V. - Historic German railroad between Büren, Ringelstein, and Alme, using a VT 98

West Somerset Railway - Unofficial site of Britain's longest heritage railway, 25 miles, operating steam and diesel trains throughout the year

Windbergbahn - First mountain railway operating with steam locomotives in Germany, located near Dresden

Wolsztyn Experience - Patrons operate scheduled steam trains at mainline speeds from Wolsztyn, Poland

Zuid Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij - Official homepage of the South Limburg Steamtrain Company, running Swedish steam locomotives in southern areas of The Netherlands

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