SOEG - Narrow-gauge railway in the Zittau Mountains
An important tourist magnet of the association area of the ZVON is the narrow-gauge railway in the Zittau Mountains (SOEG). On the track Zittau - Bertsdorf - Kurort Oybin/ Kurort Jonsdorf, the SOEG drives with steam as at great-grandfather`s time. An experience for all who cannot escape this spell. It operates all year round. The distance between Zittau and Oybin is 12 kilometers, to Jonsdorf 13 kilometers. 7 and 8 stations lie between the starting and destination point of the ride respectively. The journey takes about 50 minutes in each case.
The forest railway Muskau, the largest museum railway of its kind in Germany, invites you to visit. The 600 mm narrow gauge railway was established in 1895. In nostalgic carriages experience a cozy ride through the town Weißwasser, the landscape of the Muskauer Faltenbogen, the largest rhododendron and azalea park Germany`s in Kromlau and the world famous Prince Pückler Park around Bad Muskau.
Operation is scheduled on weekends from March to October. Extra tours with steam or diesel locomotives are available throughout the entire year.
For guests arriving by public transportation, recognized are the day and small group tickets of the ZVON, the EURO-NEISSE-Tickets and SuperSummerHolidayTickets..
The Ostsächsische Eisenbahnfreunde is an association of railway fans of the region who came together in order to fight against route suspensions and against destruction of historical railroad carriages. In this self-sacrificing work, old locomotives and carriages were acquired, well looked after, maintained and repaired.
Numerous special rides and events have made the association well-known in Upper-Lusatia and beyond. In order not to let the tradition of the German railway and above all of the steam locomotives be forgotten, lectures and excursions in the locomotive shed, the domicile of the Eisenbahnfreunde in Löbau, are being carried out.
Further information on Ostsächsische Eisenbahnfreunde e.V., on special excursions and events can be found at: