Winter Steam in the Ore Mountains


The itinerary featured is a suggestion for your next steam train tour to Saxony. This tour can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your groups desires.

Our group tours are characterized by their creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to the guest’s requirements.

Please feel free to contact us for your personalised group quotation, we are looking forward to your enquiry.

Suggested Tour - Winter Steam in the Ore Mountains

Duration - 3 Days/2 Nights

Date of arrival - Daily arrival between November and March.

Minimum number of participants- 10 person(s)

Discover sleepy villages and – with a little luck – snowy woods. Enjoy the freezing winter time with a well-tempered ride with the Fichtelbergbahn steam train. Beside the steam train ride you are also going to visit the engine shed in Oberwiesenthal. Have a look behind the scenery of a steam railway company and experience many interesting things about steam trains and their maintenance during the guided tour.

The visit of the Saxon Railway Museum in Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf should not be missed on your trip. Its exhibits and documents give insights into the development of the railway traffic in the 20th century. During a small photo parade with the different steam trains you can capture your moment and take a little memory with you at home.

Day 1: Travel to Chemnitz and visit to the Saxon Railway Museum

To join in to your trip you will visit the Saxon Railway Museum on the first day of your steam train tour. During the guidance you are going to see and discover many interesting facts about steam engines. Gaze at the huge collection of steam-, diesel- and electro railway engines from different model ranges and historic good and passenger cars!  After your arrival at tour hotel in Chemnitz you have free time to explore the centre of Chemnitz, visit the oldest town´s landmark, the red tower or marvel the Karl Marx monument.

Day 2: Ride with the Fichtelbergbahn (steam train) to Oberwiesenthal

You are starting this day with a steam train ride to the highest situated health resort of Germany, Oberwiesenthal. The Fichtelbergbahn steam train coils from the lane change railway Cranzahl through a compact forest, past at the viaduct of Hüttenbach, over a steel grid bridge to the end station of Oberwiesenthal. Here you are going to visit the steam depot and you are going to experience many worth knowing facts about the steam engines. Then you are going to strengthen yourself with a good lunch before the steam train ride goes back to Chemnitz.

Day 3: Depart  from Chemnitz

With many new impression and awesome experiences around steam engines you are going to make your way home. Why not extend your stay with further trips to the surrounding areas, for example to the capital Dresden or the Saxon metropolis of Leipzig. We will be pleased to organise further steam engine tours or exciting excursions to museums which specialise on steam engines for you.


This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next steam train tour to Saxony which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, please contact the travel specialist at Fred.\ Holidays and we will create your personalised steam train tour.

We are looking forward to your request and will be pleased to provide you with an offer tailored to your specific needs for your nostalgic travel to Saxony.

Additional Information
Tour Prices

Tour Prices - Suggested tour - Winter Steam in the Ore Mountains

From £159pp in a double room

From £199pp in a single room

What's Included

Included in the suggested tour - Winter Steam in the Ore Mountains

  • 2x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Chemnitz (or Annaberg-Buchholz)
  • Admission to the Railway Museum Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf with a small photo parade of different steam engines
  • Ride with the Fichtelbergbahn steam train from Cranzahl to Oberwiesenthal
  • Guided tour to the steam engine depot in Oberwiesenthal
  • Midday lunch (soup and drinks)
Optional Extras

Suggested tour enhancements for your consideration

  • Ride with the Preßnitztalbahn narrow-gauge railway (depends on the riding days)
  • Visit of the Railway Museum Schwarzenberg
  • Charter drive with the Museum Railway Schönheide
  • Trip to the Christmas wonderland Seiffen, the town of the wooden toys
  • Visit of the Saxon narrow gauge Railway Museum Rittersgrün
Please note

The steam train travel is only offered for groups off 10 people. We are also offering a similar service for individual travellers or small groups with less than 10 persons. Please contact Fred.\ Holidays for more details.

All services are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change. Some services are subject to the reverse charge procedure. The included guided tours will be held in English.

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