The Bergisch Museum Railway

Clattering and squeaking through the forest

Nature and  technology hand-in-hand. This is the motto of the Tram Museum on its route through the Kaltenbach valley. Indeed, on the journey up to Möschenborn through the midst of forests and hills, you could easily be forgiven for forgetting that you are right in the middle of a densely populated industrial landscape.
The old trams which clatter and squeak through the countryside, have been restored right down to the last original detail. Visitors can get off along the way to go for a stroll or visit the historic Manuelskotten where blacksmiths once worked.

The stretch of the track through the Kaltenbach valley which links Solingen with Cronenberg was completed in 1914 by the "Barmer Bergbahn" railway company. Trams were also used to transport goods until the 1930s. Today the disused line is run by an organisation called the "Bergische Museumsbahnen e.V.". The society buys up vintage vehicles, restores them and organises passenger services. The depot at the Tram Museum at Kohlfurther Bridge in Wuppertal can be regularly visited on Saturdays. Passenger services run from April to October.


Bergische Museumsbahnen e.V.
Betriebshof: Kohlfurther Brücke 57
42349 Wuppertal

Phone: +49 (0) 202 / 47 02 51