Ore Mountains and Chemnitz

Erzgebirgsbahn - DB RegioNetz GmbH railway company

Chemnitz – Thalheim – Aue
Zwickau – Schwarzenberg – Johanngeorgenstadt – Karlovy Vary
(Chemnitz) – Flöha – Annaberg-Buchholz – Bärenstein – Chomutov
(Chemnitz) – Flöha – Pockau-Lengefeld – Olbernhau-Grünthal

Travelling in one of the most beautiful holiday regions ...

We from the Erzgebirgsbahn railway welcome you to our gorgeous holiday region. DB RegioNetz Erzgebirgsbahn (EGB) is a subsidiary of Deutschen Bahn and partner in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS) transport association. Our company connects the agglomeration around Chemnitz and Zwickau with the ridge region of the Central and Western Ore Mountains on four railway lines: Chemnitz - Aue, Zwickau – Johanngeorgenstadt; Chemnitz - Olbernhau-Grünthal / Marienberg; and Chemnitz - Bärenstein / Weipert; with a total length of 217 km (135 mi) and 74 stations or flagstops. Sixteen modern railcars of series 642 run on these lines in a regular interval with a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 m.p.h.). Our comfortable trains with short journey times, accessible for people with disabilities, guarantee relaxing and easy access to the region and even service the towns of Karlovy Vary and Chomutov in the Czech Republic at weekends.

You can easily reach several tourist attractions and areas great for hiking such as Annaberg-Buchholz, Schwarzenberg, Olbernhau or Johanngeorgenstadt. Enjoy enchanting countryside, amazing castles or Christmas markets full of great atmosphere. We can also promise you that the routing of the Erzgebirgsbahn railway itself is as diversified as the landscape of the Ore Mountains. In many places, the routes run along mountain rivers, through tunnels and narrow valleys or along sheer rock walls. Our special excursions on the Annaberg-Buchholz - Schwarzenberg (BSg) route, which is not normally in service, have become increasingly popular. The Erzgebirgsbahn railway company, commissioned by the Verkehrsverbundes Mittelsachsen (VMS) transport association, started operating the Augustusburg cable railway in 2006 after its extensive restoration. The cable railway has been providing a connection of the Erdmannsdorf-Augustusburg flagstop with the town of Augustusburg for 100 years. Track length is 1,240 m and height difference is 168 m. The journey up and down takes eight minutes.



DB RegioNetz Erzgebirgsbahn
Bahnhofstraße 9
09111 Chemnitz

Tel.: 0371 4933041
Fax: 0371 4933171




Die Ergebirgsbahn fährt täglich
KBS 517
Chemnitz Hbf - Cranzahl
KBS 137 (Saison Mai - Okt / Sa / So)
Vejprty - Chomutov - Cranzahl
KBS 535
Zwickau - Karlovy Vary
KBS 519
Chemnitz - Olbernhau-Grünthal
KBS 540
Glauchau - Gößnitz