Our highlight – the "oils carriage"
We have refitted one of our class 479 railcars to turn it into a mobile showcase for what are locally known as "Olitäten", or fragrant oils. The Schwarza valley has a long tradition of herbal and other natural remedies, and specialist pedlars transported these products from the area to the wider world. Dedicated to the small wonder-working plants that the trade was based on, the carriage contains the following:
- A host of images focusing on the herbs and oils
- Interactive elements that provide interesting facts about the herbs and oils
- Glass roof and open windows
- Binoculars that provide a better look at the beautiful scenery
The railcar operates during good weather from May-October as part of normal services.
Mountain railway tickets include travel on the upland line.