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Saxon Narrow-Gauge Museum

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Lokschuppen - locomotive shed

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.

Royal Mail car

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."

cows near Rittersgrün

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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Saxony transportation articles:
Railroading in Saxony
Saxon Railroad Museum Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf
Dresden Park Railway
Schwebebahn Dresden Suspension Railway
Erzgebirge - Ore Mountains (near Czech border):
Fichtelbergbahn Steam Railway
Fichtelberg Schwebebahn - Aerial Cable Car
Saxon Narrow-Gauge Museum Rittersgrün
Ore Mountains Model Railway Park
Wolkensteiner Zughotel - Train Hotel and Restaurant