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HEIDE-EXPRESS - the heritage railway

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Travel on historical trains from the 1950s from the salt city Lueneburg to the river Elbe and through the Lueneburg Heath. Enjoy a nostalgic stroll on rails with the HEIDE-EXPRESS past meadows, forests and idyllic towns.
The members of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verkehrsfreunde Lüneburg e.V. (AVL) operate the museum and tourist railway voluntary and with a lot of engagement.

Our diverse travel programme throughout the whole year:

  • A kale dinner train in January from Lueneburg
  • Hunting for easter eggs tours from Lueneburg
  • Scheduled traffic on every Sunday from May to endo of Sepember between Lueneburg and Bleckede „Bleckede Light Railway“
  • Combined journeys with the paddle steamer KAISER WILHELM on certain Sundays
  • Several tours with the Wismarian Diesel Railcar "Ant-Eater"
  • Moonshine dinner trains in October from Lueneburg
  • Saint Nicholas tours from Lueneburg, Winsen and Soltau
  • Christmas evening tours from Lueneburg
  • Themed rail excursions to alternating destinations on the widespread private rail network in the Lueneburg Heath
Additionally we travel the Lueneburg - Amelinghausen - Bispingen - Soltau route during summer holiday season on behalf of the Bispingen tourist information (Bispinger Heide-Express, runs on Wednesday, phone +49 5194 9879690)

    You can buy tickets for all your journeys online at or contact our following booking partners :

    • Tourist-Information Bleckede im Biosphaerium
    Schlossstraße 10    +49 5852  951414
    • Tourist-Information Lüneburg am Rathaus
    Am Markt     +49 800  2205005
    • Tourist-Information Winsen im Marstall
    Schlossplatz 11   +49 04171 668075
    • Soltau Touristik
    Am Alten Stadtgraben 3   +49 5191 828282
    • Tourist-Information Scharnebeck
    Adendorfer Str. 46   +49 4136 9077500
    • Tourist-Information Bleckede im Biosphaerium
    Schlossstr. 10   +49 5852 951414
    You can rent our train with different seating capacity, also with food and drink supply upon request: