Wälderbähnle Railway

Wälderbähnle railway between Bezau and Schwarzenberg

The fascination of the narrow gauge railway

Built in 1902, it is considered a feat of railway architecture. The Wälderbahn, also lovingly called the "Wälderbähnle", offers a railway adventure at the pace of days gone by. After being closed down in 1980 due to natural events, today the nostalgic train runs through the heart of the Bregenzerwald between the Bezau and Schwarzenberg train stations (the Schwarzenberg train station is located in the district Bersbuch in Andelsbuch). Experience the fascination of technology and nature as the historic steam and diesel locomotives pull the wooden train carriages through the picturesque landscape. 

Important information:

  • Tickets are available before departure at the ticket window of the train station
  • Historic tickets as a keepsake
  • Discount with the Bregenzerwald Guest Card
  • A carriage with lifting devices for handicap-accessible access is available for wheelchair users 
  • A one-way trip takes 20 minutes
  • Dogs with a muzzle are allowed
  • Seat reservations for groups of 10 or more are recommended (every tenth person for free)
  • "Wälderschenke": each scheduled train has a buffet car; with advanced order for special train rides
  • Cash only

Schedule, information, inquiries, & bookings for the railway service:

Bregenzerwaldbahn Museumsbahn Betriebs GmbH
Bahnhof 147, 6870 Bezau

Reachable by telephone from
Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The ticket office is reachable in urgent cases on the weekends at Tel. +43 699 1985 1234

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SCHWARZENBERG tourist office
Vorarlberg, Austria
Tel.:  +43 5512 3570
E-mail: info@schwarzenberg.at 

Opening times
Mo, Tue, & Thu: 8:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00
Wednesday: closed
Fr: 08:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Extended opening times during the Schubertiade and :alpenarte

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