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The Heide-Express

Short facts

  • Lüneburg
  • Retro railway/leisure railway

Experience the Romance of Narrow Guage Railways from Earlier Times

Indulge in an easy, light rail excursion aboard the HEIDE-EXPRESS, which is run with dedication and committment by the volunteers of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verkehrsfreunde Lüneburg (AVL). 

The HEIDE-EXPRESS museum train meanders along the charming scenic route through the Lüneburg Heath and the Elbe Marsh. Since 2010, the association has been operating the railway line from Lüneburg to Bleckede as Bleckeder Kleinbahn and thus saved it from closure.

The HEIDE-EXPRESS operates a regular service from Lüneburg and Winsen offering a variety of trips.
You can also charter the train to suit your own personal itinerary.
In addition to Lüneburg and Winsen, trains can also begin at Celle or Soltau, for example, as the entire route network of the Osthannoverschen Eisenbahnen (OHE) can be used for the HEIDE-EXPRESS.

When travelling from Soltau or Celle, however, the vehicles must be transferred as they are based in Lüneburg and Winsen.

On the map

Touristik-Eisenbahn Lüneburger Heide GmbH

Lüner Damm 26

21337 Lüneburg


Phone: +49 4131 229 6461

General information

  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for familys
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
  • Suitable for Pushchair
linguistic proficiency
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
Price info

Round trip usually:

13,00 € for adults (15 years and older)

6,50 € for children (6 up to and including 14 years)

Children under 6 travel free of charge


Prices may vary for special trips!

Prices for charter trips on request.

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