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Big Ideas in Miniature: Arfeld Model Railway

Museum · Bad Berleburg · 374 m
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The Arfeld model railway is a hive of activity. The magnificent world with the smallest details in miniature format captivates with its regional charm.
The occasion for this wonderful attraction was the Edertalbahn, which ran through Arfeld from 1911 to 1981. The model railway enthusiasts recreated the local section of the old railway on a tiny scale of 1:87.

In the years that followed, the scenery became larger and larger, so that now the scenic beauty of the Black Forest, a high mountain range in the Allgäu, and the new and old town cover the enormous exhibition area. The high volume of traffic is particularly impressive: Up to twenty trains are on the road at the same time, and there is heavy car traffic on the streets. Accidents are hard to avoid, so the fire brigade is called into action. And the railway depot is a hive of activity, after all, ten steam locomotives have to be carbonised, deslagged and watered. Many technical finesses provide surprises and make a visit to the model railway friends entertaining. The layout not only makes children's hearts beat faster, but also delights adults.

Opening hours

Openings under Corona conditions will take place again soon.


Adults: 3,00 EUR

Kids: free

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Gesine Gerhard 
Update: December 29, 2022

Public transport


From Bad Berleburg take the bus line R33 to Arfeld and get out at the stop "Post".

Getting there

By car from Bad Berleburg or Hatzfeld via L 553 to Arfeld. At the Volksbank turn into Stedenhofstraße. You will find the museum on the right in the Via Adrina centre.


Free parking space available.


51.014079, 8.439710
51°00'50.7"N 8°26'23.0"E
32U 460696 5651539
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Big Ideas in Miniature: Arfeld Model Railway

Stedenhofstraße 2a
57319 Bad Berleburg
Phone 02755/458

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