From Bauma to Hinwil the hissing and puffing steam train winds through an amazing countryside. Sitting on the wooden bench and with the smell of coal in your nose, you travel through time in the Zurich Oberland.
A journey through time
In 1901, the Uerikon-Bauma train officially ran on the new tracks for the first time. The founder of this railway was the pioneer Adolf Guyer-Zeller, who also operated the cotton spinning mill in Neuthal
and built the Jungfrau Railway. However, the Uerikon-Bauma train was not profitable in the long term and the general assembly decided to liquidate the company in 1948. Today, the historic steam trains remind us of the time when trains hissed and puffed through the region several times a day.
Former train conductors have fond memories of that time. The atmosphere was very familiar and they had a lot of time for a chat because stations were far apart. But there were also exciting moments. Erwin Bergmann, a former train conductor remembers: "A horse, startled by the train, ran across the tracks and was caught by the locomotive. Because there were no mobile phones yet, the train conductors had to hurry to the next farm to organize a tractor for the rescue". Find more exciting stories under www.dvzo.ch/eisenbahn-zeitreise
On the wooden bench!
Two steam trains run every hour between Bauma and Hinwil on the 1st and 3rd Sunday from June to October 2020
. You can reserve a table in the buffet car for an aperitif or a snack. On selected steam train Sundays you can enjoy the "Dampfbahnwurst" sausage! The sausage with raw ham and smoked with steam smoke is produced by the Tösstaler Schinkenräucherei
. The boiled sausage, certified by our regional natürli brand, is also available at the factory shop of the Tösstaler Schinkenräucherei in Saland during the summer months.
With the old-timer bus through the Zurich Oberland
For six weeks from September 4 to October 18, 2020, old-timer buses operate daily. These run from Wetzikon via Bäretswil and Ghöch to Bauma. You can find the timetable on the website of Bus Alpin
. Exclusive train ride
Discover the region with your group. Trains of the Steam Train Association Zurich Oberland (DVZO) are allowed to run on all tracks of the Zurich Oberland. 10 to 400 persons
steam locomotive from CHF 2,800.-
historical electric locomotive from CHF 1,700.-buffet car for aperitifs and/or complete menus by arrangement
Photos by Alex Kajanti | Mirko Reichlin