Viaduct hiking trail. We know the area well, live in Bad Driburg and spend every weekend on the bike or hike in the near and far. We didn't know the viaduct hiking trail yet. Has some nice passages ... e.g. the view of the viaduct. What we didn't like was that the forest was pretty broken. There were many dead spruces. The parking lot situation in the Durbeketal is under all sow. The community is not concerned about parking. We were turned on by a timber transport driver. we had parked on the hiking sign at the Waldhaus. The parking spaces are narrow and only about 5 vehicles can park here. It is probably an agricultural or forest path (I don't know exactly) and only one track. An MA from the forest then told us that the official parking lot is far up in the valley. It's just badly signposted. Do not know who I can address. lg Marga & family
May 9, 2020
"... The old steam locomotive at the Eggemuseum is the start and finish of the Viaduct hiking trail.
On October 14, 1977, two DB tugs had loaded a special cargo: a class 044 steam locomotive with a tender. On this day, the “Queen of the Central Mountains” took the road to Altenbeken, where she found a worthy place opposite the Egge Museum.
In fact, it has been over 40 years since many eager railway enthusiasts made sure that enough donations were raised to buy and restore the locomotive, that the locomotive itself was lovingly restored, that the site at the former forge was given a track bed and, ultimately, the 044 389-5 was able to start its “last voyage”.
Since then, the locomotive has stood for the solidarity between Altenbeken and the railway. It is the meeting point for many railway enthusiasts from near and far, is often admired, touched in awe and photographed.
Since 2005 it has been bathed in golden light every evening. Then special halogen headlights let the steam locomotive shine as a work of light art. Just like the viaduct lighting, this was made possible exclusively through donations.
The 044 is also the starting point and destination of the Viadukt hiking trail, which allows you to experience Altenbeken's railway history over more than 30 kilometers. ... "
August 3, 2020
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