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Pentecost festival

Next weekend, we will celebrate the pentecost festival.


We set up a new place for our small guests, to let them build their own museum:


And we are working with full speed, to lay out some new rails:


Have a nice week and see you on sunday!
Your Muttenthalbahn

Events in 2017

The list of events has been updated with the dates for 2017.

See you soon!
Your Muttenthalbahn

For a good year 2017

At first, there was a little mistake with the dates, the mulled wine trips in January are on Sunday 08.01. (not on Saturday)! We are sorry for this inconvenience.

After that, we hope you had some nice christmas days and we wish you a happy new year 2017!

With the best wishes and regards
Your Muttenthalbahn

Saint Nicholas rides 2016

We still have some tickets left for the Saint Nicholas rides 2016.
On 4th of December the traditional Santa rides of the Muttenthalbahn will be celebrated. From 11:00AM our little trains are driving each hour from the parking lot ‘Nachtigallstraße’ over ‘Zeche Theresia’ to ‘Zeche Nachtigall’ and back. On that way, the train will have a short stop in the winter woods, where Saint Nicholas is waiting with surprise bags for the children.
A preregistration is required and can be done at the ‘Stadtmarketing Witten, Ticket- und Service-Centrum’ next to the city hall (tel. 02302 12233).
For children, a ride (with a present, a ‘Stutenkerl’ and a chocolate drink back at the main station) will cost €9.00, for attendant adults it’s about €3.00 (also including a hot drink after the ride).
Of course, the museums buildings and the Café Theresia are available as well as our trains can be used as a shuttle between the stations by all visitors (if free seats are available).

With best regards for the cosy season
Your Arge Muttenthalbahn

We need your support

Every year, the ‘Volksbank Bochum Witten’ is sponsoring many projects of social clubs in our region. This time, we will participate with a request for sponsoring of a tamping machine. This machine would help us very much in maintenance and track-extension tasks! All sponsoring requests to the Volksbank will be presented on their webpage and are available for a public voting. For this voting, we need your support to raise our chance to get the tamping machine.

At *this page*, you can find the complete request (it’s only available in german) and the button to vote for us (‘Stimme abgeben’).

Thank you very much!
Your Arge Muttenthalbahn

30 years Muttenthalbahn

At the 25th and 26th of June, 2016, the Arge Muttenthalbahn e.V. celebrates their 30 years anniversary!

All companions, sponsors and patrons, as well as our numerous visitors of whom we carried more than 139,000 without an accident, since the museum opened in 2002, are cordially invited. Food, drinks and new impressions of the museum will be provided.

Several guest vehicles are going on the tracks as freight trains with passenger transport. Our passenger shuttle train is driving as usual from the parking lot at the Nachtigallstraße to the Zeche Theresia and to the Zeche Nachtigall. The museum will be open for our guests from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Once again we hope to meet many “old friends” and to welcome you to the Zeche Theresia.

Stay with us and have a nice time.
Your Arge Muttenthalbahn

Muttental festival

For celebrating the beginning of our season in 2016, we would like to invite you to the Muttental festival at Zeche Theresia on the 20th of March, 2016.
Of course we hope for good weather that day, but even if this won’t work, in our covered wagon or in the cafeteria, with a hot waffle, you don’t have to stand in the rain.
Therefore – have a good year 2016!

Announcement of events in 2016

The list of events was updated with the dates for 2016.

The Muttenthalbahn wishes you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year!

If you have still nothing to do on boxing day, you can visit us for the last time this year.

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.


‘Open Doors Day’

Tickets for the ‘Open Doors Day’ on October 3, 2015 of children’s television programme ‘Sendung mit der Maus’ are available now.

E-mail address for registration:

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