Welcome to the Muttenthalbahn light railway
All you need to know about the mining and narrow-gauge railway museum and
operating days with further details on the Muttenthalbahn can be found on this page.
The working group Muttenthalbahn has been based below Schloss Steinhausen
directly by the River Ruhr in Witten-Bommern since 1989. The premises used
to belong to the now defunct Zeche Theresia Colliery which closed down as far
back as 1892. This mine had played a role in the early days of the mining
industry south of the Ruhr. Our working group had redeveloped the listed
colliery buildings which now serve as a good homestead for the museum.
Please take a look at our homepage for your enjoyable perusal.
Our latest report:
Wuppertal students of Architecture design layout for Muttenthal Mining and narrow-gauge Railway Museum
First of all, how can the riches of narrow-gauge and underground colliery
railway history be represented in the form of a museum along with enabling
visitors to feel and experience the atmosphere of small-scale coal mining
related to the Muttenthal ? This question was dealt with by students of
Archtitecture of the University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität) in the form
of a design studio under the professorship of Professors Ulrich Königs and Karl
Schwalbendorfer. A profile of requirements was developed and an area of land
chosen for the museum which lies southwest of the former colliery Zeche
Theresia in co-operation with Herr Frank of the Muttenthalbahn e.V working
A variety of of architectural designs dedicated to Zeche Theresia Mine are on
display on the premises at the open-air museum on the same site. These
present a wide range of ideas and demonstrate how contemporary architecture
can represent Industrial History in the present and future.