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Sauschwanzlebahn Steam Railway

Affectionately nicknamed the 'Sauschwänzlebahn', or 'pigtail line', the Wutach Valley Railway follows a wonderfully scenic, twisting route along one of the finest stretches of railway in Germany. The train takes you through the quintessential countryside of the Black Forest, from the Blumberg to Weizen, travelling through Wutach Valley and passing fairytale castles, deep emerald forests, and shimmering mountain lakes.

The origins of the Wutach Valley Railway date back to the 1860s, though the line itself wasn't completed until the 1890s. Originally, the railway was used as a means of transporting military supplies through the Black Forest, and it continued to be used for commercial means until after the Second World War when services began to cease. An organisation was set up in the 1970s with intention of reopening the line as a tourist attraction using steam locomotives, and today the historic 'museum railway' delights passengers with a nostalgic and scenic journey through the countryside, which continues to impress over a century after its inception.

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