Facts & figures

The Park Railway in Figures

The track covered by the Dresden Park Railway is almost six kilometers long. You can find all technical details of the four locomotives and the carriages in our flyer.

  • Track length: 5.6 kilometers
  • Track gauge: 15 inch (381 mm)
  • 4 locomotives (2 steam and 2 battery-driven)
  • Top speed of the locomotives: 30 km/h (the actual maximum speed is 20 km/h)
  • Duration of a round tour: 30 minutes
  • 5 stations
  • Mascot “Parkolino” has been ‘on board’ since July 12, 1998.

The service posts

Around 120 boys and girls work as Park Railway staff and 60 youths as assistants for the Park Railway on a voluntary basis in their leisure time.

The training for filling the service posts along the railway track begins every year together with the start of the new school year and is conducted at a model instruction railway 70 sqm in size.

Opening hours

 The Grand Garden of Dresden

The Grand Garden of Dresden is open all year round and at any time of day. There are no admission fees charged. The Grand Garden Palace is open for special exhibitions, concerts and theater performances, which you may find in our list of events

The Dresden Park Railway

April to October

  • Apr 5 – Oct 4, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tue – Sun, public holidays
  • Jul 20 – Aug 30, 2020: also running on Mondays
  • May 21, 2020 out of service


  • Oct 6 – Nov 1, 2020
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tue – Sun

Trains operate at intervals of about 12 to 36 minutes.
Steam locomotives operate at weekends and on public holidays.
Schedules may change. Changes of the schedule may be subject to weather conditions. 

Subject to modifications.

Everything Around The Dresden Grand Garden and The Dresden Park Railway