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The Oberweißbacher Bergbahn is a German railway in the Thuringian Highland, Thuringia. Since 1922 it connects Obstfelderschmiede (Mellenbach-Glasbach) with the village Cursdorf. The train consists of 1.351 km broad gauge cable railway and a connecting 2.635 km standard gauge electronic adhesion railway.[1]

Oberweißbacher Bergbahn
Passenger waggon of cable railway
Line length 3.986 km
Track gauge 1,800 mm (5 ft 10 78 in) and 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 30 km/h max.
Maximum incline 250  %
Route number 563
Route map
Schwarzatalbahn from Katzhütte
Railway turntable
0,000 Obstfelderschmiede 339 m
Schwarzatalbahn to Rottenbach
0,676 Passing loop of cable railway
1,351 Lichtenhain/Bergbahn 662 m
Railway turntable and operating station
Oberweißbacher Straße (Kreisstraße 26)
3,006 Oberweißbach-Deesbach 664 m
3,986 Cursdorf 678 m
Non-revenue track
Is used to transfer standard gauge vehicles on the goods waggon


Both railways are operationally closely linked. Since January 1982 the Oberweissbacher-Bergbahn is a historical monument.[2] The railway is operated by Deutsche Bahn AG and offers about thirty rides every half-hour from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm.


  1. ^ "Oberweißbacher Berg- und Schwarzatalbahn". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Technical Sheet (German)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-23. 

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