Funicular festivals

26th january 2019

Après-ski party at the valley station

22th april 2019

Easter egg hunt at the valley station

1th may 2019

A nostalgic day out on the funicular: demonstrating cargo transportation

Join us on a journey back to the 1920s, when the Oberweissbach funicular opened. The line was originally built to transport heavy goods between the valley to the region in the hills above it.

1th june 2019

Fröbelwald forest festival

A great day out for the entire family. Explore the natural environment together and learn about traditional handicrafts. The trail's numerous stops give you the opportunity to get involved.

27/28th july 2019

Summer party on the funicular

There's music and a great summer atmosphere at the Obstfelderschmiede valley station, while the convertible wagon is transformed into a cocktail bar.

31th october

Funicular barbecue

Shortly before the mountain railway shuts for its annual check-up break, there is a barbecue at the valley and summit stations to celebrate. Enjoy the region's famous Thüringer sausages and grilled pork specialities, while tasty mulled wine will keep you warm.

This is the last opportunity in the season to take a trip in the convertible carriage and in the wagon displaying locally made fragrant oils and herbal remedies. It's also your last chance to pay a call to the dining carriage or to make a visit to the Fröbelwald wood.

1th december 2019 - 6th january 2020

Glittering lights on the funicular

The route up the mountainside gets lit up at night. Come and see the valley and summit stations in all their glory and take a trip on the beautifully decorated funicular carriages.

14th/15th december 2019

Getting into the Christmas spirit

The summit station hosts a gorgeous Christmas market on the 3rd weekend in Advent (mid-December). Stallholders from around the region offer their goods, and music helps to create that extra-special Christmas atmosphere.