Steyr Valley Museum Railway
The Steyr Valley railway is Austria’s oldest narrow-gauge railway with a track width of 760mm. The first section between Garsten (near Steyr) and Grünburg was already opened in 1889, but it was only in 1909, that the track between Agonitz bei Klaus on the Pyhrnbahn line was completed and the rail network reached its full capacity of 55 kilometres. In February 1892, it was closed for economic reasons.
The >>Austrian Society for Railway History (ÖGEG)<< rescued a 17km long stretch of track and in 1985 it was opened as a museum’s railway. The line goes from Steyr through the meadow lands of the Steyr Valley to the Grünburg station, which is part of the parish of Waldneukirchen. It goes through wonderful woodland and meadows along the banks of the river Steyr, one of the cleanest rivers in Austria. The engines and carriages have been restored with attention to detail so that it is almost impossible to imagine that our old timer has been in service for over 100 years.
Bicycle transport – Steyr Valley cycle path: your bicycles are transported free of charge.
Journey duration approx. 1 hour
Timetable and further information is available from the tourist information office in Steyr.
Tip: Why not combine a trip on the Steyr Valley museum train with a river trip in canoes!