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Winter fairy tale
Cierny Balog

13. - 15. February 2020

Slovakia: Winter fairy tale Cierny Balog

Cierny Balog: in the middle of Slovakia there is a forest railway which still has 4 operational steam locomotives in museum use. Of these, 3 machines are perfectly suited for use in front of our photo trains. These consist of several wooden trucks, as well as two covered passenger coaches, as they were used by the forest workers for the journey to their places of work. The wooden trucks are partly loaded in order to allow different train compositions. The winter brings with it special requirements and risks for the iron engine, the locomotives must be irrigated and drained before they can be used, as the locomotive shed cannot be heated. We also expect to have to clear the snow from the track in order to be able to drive at all.

For all those who do not want to travel to Slovakia by car, we offer the joint arrival and departure from Vienna Airport and further by Tanago tour bus to Cierny Balog. Alternatively by train to Brezno, where the participants will be picked up and brought to Cierny Balog. 

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No. of participants max. 26
Duration 3 days
Meals half board
Price 860 Euro
Seats available Open for bookings
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Individual or collective journey to Vienna (by train or plane) or Brezno (by train) and further to Cierny Balog, in the pensions selected by us. Meals: Dinner.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Large steam locomotive Budapest U45.903 Cifra with wooden passenger cars and 2 loaded wooden trucks, in the evening night shots with 2 locomotives in the Bw Cierny Balog. Participants drive in the red railcar M 21.004 in front of the photo train and stop at the most beautiful photo places.  Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Friday, February 14, 2020
Today the small Budapest steam locomotive U 34.904 Joy is covering our photo train, consisting of 6 unloaded wooden trucks, with another wooden Diesntwagen. In the evening we organize night shots behind the Bw on the small bridge with a locomotive. Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
The star of today's photo and video day is the steam locomotive CKD c. 1 "Kolbenka" with a wooden company car and 8 unloaded wooden trucks, as well as 2 unloaded platform trucks. The participants drive, as on all days, in the red railcar, in front. Overnight stay in simple pensions typical for the country. Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
After breakfast the Tanago tour bus departs from Cierny Balog to Brezno, where the train drivers get off and on to Vienna airport. 

Travel price:

Cierny Balog:
per person 860 Euro in 1/2 double room with half board, with bus transfer Brezno - Cierny Balog and back.

Single room supplement:
60 Euro for Cierny Balog

In the order of the booking receipts we assign the rooms in the pensions, first in Cierny Balog, if these are fully booked, we must move to Brezno.

Bus transfer: Vienna Airport - Cierny Balog and back for 160 Euro.

The train journey Berlin - Brezno or the flight to Vienna can be booked via Tanago, prices depend on the booking situation (we will be happy to make you an offer).

Our services:

  • 3 days photo trains on the forest railway Cerny Balog;
  • on 2 evenings night shots in Cerny Balog;
  • Bus transfer Vienna (extra charge) or Brezno - Cerny Balog and back;
  • All necessary entrance and visit fees.
  • Expert and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local tour guide.
  • On request, we can book your flight ticket to Vienna from your home airport.

Not included in the price are tips, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, arrival and departure to Cierny Balog.

We would like to thank Francois Cottebrune for providing us with his pictures of the Waldbahn in Cerny Balog.