Saxon Narrow-Gauge Museum
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Narrow-gauge trains are restored and maintained in the Lokschuppen, a traditional Saxon-style locomotive shed that was built in
1920 and expanded (with the addition on the left) in 1928-1929.
The Kaiserliche Post or
Royal Mail car (carriage No.
1700) was built in 1892 and used by the German postal service until 1931. It was
donated to the museum in 1982. In 1997, the car traveled with a commemorative
postal train that celebrated 100 years of narrow-gauge railroading between
Cranzahl and Kurort Oberwiesenthal.
Visitors to the museum can drop postcards or letters into a mail
slot on the Kaiserliche Post car; thanks to a special arrangement with the
Rittersgrün post office, the mail will be cancelled
with an imprint that reads, "In Bahnpostwagen Nr. 1700 aufgegeben."
If you drive to or from Rittersgrün, watch out for stray cows:
This herd of young cattle was blocking a country road near the village.
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