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Special events 2020

Dear Visitors!

The Museum-Railway operations in 2020 did start on sunday 31st of May. Due to CoVid-19 measures trains must be used with reserved seating and tickets have to be bought via Nordwest-Ticket in advance. Trains have to be boarded at Bruchhausen-Vilsen station only.

Travellers have to bring their own face mask and use them at the railway property and on the train. There is no beverage or food service on the train at this time, so bring your own picnic!

Due to governmental decisions we have to register all travellers. Please help us with this task by downloading this PDF-form, print it and take it pre-filled together with your ticket to the station.

The future of the museum-railway depends on your support. We hope that even with the restrictions given you will have a nice trip and a pleasant stay at Bruchhausen-Vilsen.

We look forward to welcoming you all back soon - Thank you for your support and understanding!

  •  12./13.04.: Easter holiday train rides  - Cancelled! - we are sorry, but due to COVID-19 measures there will be no easter holiday train rides this year.
  •  01.05.: Season start  - Cancelled, new date t.b.a. - the wait is over and the Museum-Railway highballs into a new season with a special timetable.
  •  01.05.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - Cancelled! tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  16.05.: Logo culinary train ride Spargel-Express  - culinary train ride with asparagus dinner, reservation required.
  •  17.05.: HERMANN-Day  - Cancelled! Your name is Hermann? If Yes, then get to the Museum-Railway today. Our steam engine HERMANN invites you for a free ride. Please have your passport at hand!
  •  21.05.: Himmelfahrt (local holiday)  - Cancelled! trains operate on Sunday schedule.
  •  21.05.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - Cancelled! tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  31.05.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  31.05.: Pentecost  - Cancelled! Sunday: an additional train departs at 7:30 in the morning and takes choir and listeners to the traditional Pentecost singing at "Vilser Holz" (a wood near Bruchhausen-Vilsen).
  •  31.05./01.06.: Pentecost  - trains operate on Sunday schedule.
  •  07.06.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •   21.06.: TEDDYBEAR-Day  - New Date! Teddy rides the train! Today there are free rides for all children up to 14 years who carry their Teddybear or other cuddly toys with them.
  •  21.06.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  04.07.: Diesels-Day  - Most of the time these engines spend in the sheds and in the shadow of our steam engines, but today the boilers stay cold! The rails are open to our diesel engines and motorcars, running on an enhanced timetable.
  •  05.07.: "Inselbahn"-Weekend - (remembering the railways of German North Sea islands)  - Get an insight into the former railway traffic on the German North Sea islands with our diesel engine V4 EMDEN from the island of Borkum (North Sea) and the diesel railcar T44, formerly assigned to the railway on the island of Juist (North Sea) (Sorry - no steam this weekend!).
  •  05.07.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  12.07.: Race men against machine  - Cancelled! Exciting race between steam train and runners. The track is 8 km long and starts at Bruchhausen-Vilsen station, while it ends at Asendorf station. You can follow the race from the train window. The finish at Asendorf station will have supporting program. Need more information, want to register for the race? Please visit the Event Website.
  •  19.07.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  01./02.08.: Railfan Spectacular  - additional train rides, freight train operations - bring your camera.
  •  01.08.: Connecting service on the Hoyaer Railway  - to the Railfan Spectacular event at the Museum-Railway.
  •  02.08.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  08.08.: Logo culinary train ride Grill-Express  - culinary train ride with grill buffet, reservation required.
  •  16.08.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  22./23.08.: "Jubilee T44"  - 70 years old and 25 years active a the Museum-Railway, on this weekend we celebrate these jubilees of our diesel railcar T44 (Sorry - no steam this weekend!).
  •  21.-25.08.: Train rides to "Brokser Heiratsmarkt" (traditional fair)  - Cancelled! running Eystrup - Hoya - Br.Vilsen and Br.Vilsen - Syke.
  •  05./06.09.: Historical Days  - take a trip back in history.
  •  06.09.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  20.09.: HERMANN-Day  - Your name is Hermann? If Yes, then get to the Museum-Railway today. Our steam engine HERMANN invites you for a free ride. Please have your passport at hand!
  •  20.09.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  26.09.: Logo culinary train ride Oktoberfest-Express  - culinary train ride with bavarian buffet, reservation required.
  •  03.10.: "Maus"-Event  - Well known to German children is the "Maus", a cartoon mouse from a television series that explains the world in easy words. How does a steam engine work? What is the task of the fireman? Why does the conductor wear a red cap? It's time to clear up all questions about railways with explanations and guidances specially dedicated to children. There will be supporting program for the whole family and catering as well.
  •  03.10.: Kaffkieker Train Rides  - tourist trains with diesel motorcars running Eystrup -- Hoya -- Bruchhausen-Vilsen (connection to the Museum-Railway) -- Heiligenfelde -- Syke.
  •  04.10.: Potato-Market at Asendorf  - visit the traditional Potato-Market at Asendorf by rail.
  •  05.12.: Logo kulinarische Sonderfahrt Enten-Express  - culinary train ride with duck dinner, reservation required.
  •  All saturdays and sundays during advent: Train rides with Santa Claus.