The homepage of the working group Muttenthalbahn e.V., Witten / Ruhr

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.

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The working group Muttenthalbahn has been based below Schloss Steinhausen directly by the river Ruhr in Witten-Bommern since 1989.
The used premises belong to the now defunct Zeche[colliery] Theresia 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.

We wish you an enjoyable perusal of our page and are looking forward to welcome you in the museum!



Our latest report:

Santa special rides on December 10

The santa specials are coming closer, but we will have to shift them about one week to the 10th of December.

The rides are starting at 11:00 AM and will be repeated hourly as usual, but the train to Santa (in direction of Zeche Nachtigall) will end up in the forest. We can take 20 children on every ride at a cost of 6.50€ each (5€ for companions), the children will receive a little surprise from Saint Nicholas. Back at the train station, one hot drink will wait for every passenger. Waffles, sausages and lard sandwiches are also available.

It is necessary to preregister by e-mail ( with the desired timeslot, the amount of children (and companions) and the surname with your adress to assign your tickets. You will receive an email back, if the chosen places are available, please transfer the costs to our (donation) bank account, to make a binding reservation. The tickets won’t be sent to you, but can be picked up at the platform just before starting your ride.

With the best wishes
Your Muttenthalbahn

Here our donation account:
IBAN: DE55 4306 0129 0630 1461 00
BIC: GENODEM1BOC at the VolksBank Bochum-Witten

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