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Molli - Narrow Gauge Steam Railway

Molli - Narrow Gauge Steam Railway
Molli Narrow Gauge Steam Railway

The Molli (German: Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn Molli or MBB) is a narrow-gauge steam-powered railway, running on 900 mm (2 ft 11+1⁄2 in) gauge track. It operates between Bad Doberan, Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn West over a total distance of 15.4 km with a running time of 40 minutes. Within Bad Doberan the line runs through the street, and later along a linden tree-lined avenue. Between Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn the tracks run parallel to the Baltic Sea beach across fields.The railway terminal at Kühlingsborn West houses the Molli-Museum.

Please check the website for timetables and rates. In Winter, buses sometimes take place of the train.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molli ]

Related: http://www.molli-bahn.de/
Address: Am Bahnhof, 18209 Bad Doberan
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"Does the Molli have a station at Graal-Muritz? How did people arrive in Muritz in 1923? Was there train service at that time?" (posted 08/14/2016)

No the Molli runs only from Bad Doberan via Heiligendamm to Kühlungsborn. But Graal Müritz has a small railway station on Rostock.
Answer provided by Enno de Boer on 08/14/2016
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Molli stops not in Graal Müritz. But there was another railway line.
Answer provided by Klaus Reinhard on 08/14/2016
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That Molly is a historic train, which gave Friedrich Franz III., Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, in 1886 in order. At first only from Bad Doberan to Heiligendamm on the Baltic Sea. On July 9 In 1886, the 6.6 km long railway track in operation, however, was driven only in the summer months. Enlargement has 1910 businesses - however Kuehlungsborn was then called Adrendsee. Under the Nazi regime Adrendsee 1938 together "Germanized" with neighboring communities names moderately. After the communist era took over in 1995 the Mecklenburg Molli railway GmbH operation of Deutsche Bahn. The majority of the capital stock of the railroad keep the district of Rostock and the towns of Bad Doberan and Kuehlungsborn. After Graal-Müritz for the Molli to my knowledge not. From the internet I can find the following to Graal-Müritz Graal-Müritz was back always a little behind the other Mecklenburg Baltic baths. Warnemünde and Kühlungsborn could be achieved already in the 19th century by railroad. The advantages of Graal-Mueritz, between a large forest area and the Baltic Sea had become something still not enough to ensure a profitable traffic. So it was not until the beginning of the 20th century first thought to reach Graal-Müritz on the rail. For now, the place was as far as the Baltic Sea developed, so at least in the summer months, a profitable traffic was expected. First was thought the beach Bahn Warnemünde - to extend Markgrafenheide Graal-Müritz. But that would have a translator on the Warnow Warnemünde conditioned and was therefore rejected. The next project was for a narrow-gauge railway with 750 mm gauge. She was also rejected, as this would have been possible not through connection to standard gauge tracks. In the midst of the preparations for a standard gauge link became the beginning of the First World War, which the project has been postponed for years. Only in 1920 it was taken up again and doing a capital requirement of 2 million marks determined in which no return was to be expected. So the project came after the monetary stabilization in 1924 back on the agenda. This time, a capital requirement of 900 000 RM was determined. Given the ambitions of the city Ribnitz to build a railway to Graal-Müritz, the city of Rostock was active. The municipality Graal-Müritz even preferred a port of Rostock ago. In support of the project was notified in a request to the Ministry of Transportation that Graal-Müritz was visited in 1923 by 9600 bathers (with 902 inhabitants). By "post bus" (the force Post) in 1924 already transported 17,371 people in both directions. Thus (in Graal-Müritz 2 homes owned) applied the capital of 900. 000 RM from the city of Rostock, the municipalities Graal-Müritz and Rövershagen, Rostock merchants, the company Lenz and the Great Berlin tram company. The city of Rostock was so far situated on this path, since this timber removal from the Rostock heath of the city belonging could be substantially improved. On February 28, 1925 a company was founded, which received the name "Mecklenburg Bäderbahn". In the "National Police Lichen approval" from March 3rd 1925 wheeled mass was limited to 8 t and set the speed to 30 km / h. The corporation concluded on 28 April 1925, the company Lenz & Co an operating contract. Construction, opening and further development of the construction of the 10.3 km long route (track length 12.8 kilometers) in the almost flat terrain was not difficult and could be finished in four months. Only the short distance Moor before Graal-Müritz, during subsequent breakpoint Torfbrücke (later Ostseebad Graal Muritz Schwanberg) had been considered and a bridge over the stream trench to be built. The first trains will be already moved from 28 June 1925 to facilitate the arrival of tourists. Official opening was on July 1, 1925 with the participation Rostock citizens, locals and bathers. Year long it stayed with eight pairs of trains in summer and four in winter. During the war was the web without damage, and after 1945 they escaped disassembly because the Soviet army used homes in Graal-Müritz as a hospital. On 1 April 1949, the DR took over the management and use of the web. Passenger traffic continued to rise: Before the Second World War day drove two pairs of trains, then there were eight. The bathers of commuter traffic had come to and from Rostock. In the 1950s, put the Reichsbahndirektion Schwerin on weekends direct trains from Schwerin or Rostock Graal-Müritz, but since the mid-1960s, the traveler numbers declined, which on the parallel bus route Rostock - was Graal-Müritz, but also on increasing individual traffic. Nevertheless, the route still enjoyed a lively movement of persons. As is common in other branch lines in the DR, the maintenance of the superstructure was neglected. The target for modal shift, followed by track aside foundered on opposition military users. On the contrary: in 1973/74 would have the superstructure to be renewed. In the summer timetable the trains, in the winter buses as Schienenersatzverkehr. Systematically, the travelers were pulled away from the rail and nothing more invested in the route. Nevertheless, the "supply-side" Timetable 1993/94 provides for twelve pairs of trains. If the passengers are to be won on this route again, must be invested: Electrified commuter train traffic from Rostock to Graal-Müritz, parallel to a heritage railway operating with steam locomotives would have been useful. This project was not implemented. 1998 route has been blocked due to superstructure damage and several speed restrictions of sometimes only 10 km / h operationally. Since ran between Rövershagen and Graal-Müritz buses as Schienenersatzverkehr. Greetings from Germany Hans-Ulrich Rothe
Answer provided by Hans-Ulrich Rothe on 08/14/2016
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"How do I get from Warnemunde port to the Molli. My cruise arrives September 14th for 1 day." (posted 05/26/2014)

Unfortunately, MOLLI steam locomotive operates only between Bad Doberan / Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn. Warnemünde is about 30 km from Bad Doberan, would be best to take a taxi for the trip to Bad Doberan. In Bad Doberan, the train track goes right through the center of town! I do not know of bus services from Warnemunde to Bad Doberan.
Answer provided by Gerald Kretschmer on 05/28/2014
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Take bus from Warnemunde to Bad Doberan or taxi for approx. 20km ~ 30 €
Answer provided by Christian Joachim on 05/28/2014
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The Molli runs from Bad Doberan via Heiligendamm to Kühlingsborn. For example, there is a bus from Bad Doberan to Warnemünde, but it is not so easy a connection to take. Better take S-Bahn (train) to Rostock, and then regional train to Bad Doberan. Much nicer and easy to find: go by bike (about 20 KM) to Heiligendamm. Or every other day, there are also boat trips from Warnemünde to Kühlungsborn. I would recommend going by bike.
Answer provided by Enno de Boer on 05/27/2014
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"I read in a blog that it is possible to ride in the engine of the Molli train for an extra fee. It also stated that this must be reserved in advance. I do not speak German, so finding answers on the website is not easy! Does anyone know if this is possible, and how to arrange it?" (posted 02/28/2016)

To my mind YES, please see: http://www.bad-doberan.de/die-stadt/baederbahn-molli.html and contact reservierung@molli-bahn.de
Answer provided by Enno de Boer on 02/29/2016
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The Molli Train is a historical train. The route between Bad Doberan and Kuehlungsborn is more than 100 years old. The timetable depends on season, winter and summer. Basically the train starts in winter every 2 hours and in summer every one hour (between morning and evening). The fare for using depends on used zones and count of people. Nomally there is no reservation required, but normal in summer (main season) the train is more than used. All information (timetable and fare) you will find here: http://www.molli-bahn.de/fileadmin/ablage/dokumente/2016/Mollifahrplan-Sommer_VS.pdf http://www.molli-bahn.de/fileadmin /ablage/dokumente/Mollifahrplan-Winter-Homepage.pdf Regarding question for reservation in advance: Thats only neccessary for the "Centennial train" (train hundred years). That is a real 100 years old original train, more used at public events or sheduled for private / individual booking. For Both of did its neccessary to make a reservation. Sheduled events you will find here: http://www.molli-bahn.de/abenteuer-molli/veranstaltungen-sonderzuege/. Additional it's Possibility to use the "Centenarians train" (train hundred years) for private / individual events. In case of that, so it required to do on reservation. Finally: for normal using the train Operates as a normally scheduled public-transit train, but with a historical egine and a historical ambience.
Answer provided by Steffen Gäde on 02/29/2016
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In the engine of the train ride. Sorry. But I do not understand. YOU CAN WITH DANPFZUG SEVERAL TIMES DAILY FROM Bad Doberman Kuehlungsborn drive surcharge - as with an old train. Greeting Klaus Reinhard
Answer provided by Klaus Reinhard on 02/29/2016
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