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[vc_row][vc_column]Download our Flyer[vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“about-us“][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=“About us“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Established in 1969, the Dampfbahn-Verein Zürcher Oberland (DVZO) has operated since 1978 heritage trains on the former tracks of the Uerikon-Bauma-Bahn between Bauma–Bäretswil–Hinwil, whose regular services had ceased in the same year. Since 2000, the DVZO has taken over the ownership of the segment between Bauma and Bäretswil and operates as a fully licensed railway company. The society also possesses the right to organize and run special charter trains throughout Switzerland.

All active members of the society, including those carrying out maintenance on rolling stock and permanent way, work on a voluntary basis in their free time, so that you are able to experience the romanticism of rail travel from a bygone age for family-friendly prices.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Want to be a Member?

The DVZO is a living heritage society, engaged in making the past more accessible. This is made all the more possible through our members, both those who take an active role as well as those taking a more passive role, in bringing together their passion and commitment to help in the running of an actual railway. From getting «into the thick of it» to one-off financial contributions, we warmly welcome all forms of support. We are looking forward to welcoming you on board!

Membership Options

Active Member*                                         CHF 60.– / Year
Youth Member (up to age of 20)*          CHF 30.– / Year
Passive Member (with voting rights)** CHF 60.– / Year (90.– /Year from 2024)
Benefactor (without voting rights)**    CHF 150.– / Year (min.)
Group Members (legal entity)                CHF 200.– / Year (min.) (250.– /Year from 2024)

* incl. free travel on all scheduled steam trains between Bauma and Hinwil and on all historic buses
** incl. one free return trip on one of the scheduled steam trains between Bauma and Hinwil a year[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“timetable“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Timetable“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Every first and third Sunday between May and October:
The actual time table you may find here

The departures from Bauma and Hinwil are from the main SBB station. All of our trains are hauled by steam engines coupled to a rake of original and fully restored 3rd class carriages dating from around 1900 plus a buffet car. At the main crossover point in Bäretswil, passengers are able in both directions to transfer directly onto the train going into the opposite direction.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Limitations

The DVZO is exempt from timetable compliance. The company reserves the right to unavoidable delays, cancellations or substitution through diesel or electric traction as well as diversions over alternative routes in case of incidents occurring with rolling stock or permanent way. If there is a full cancellation of service, we will refund you the full cost of your DVZO ticket.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“tickets“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Tickets“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Bauma – Hinwil or Hinwil – Bauma (reductions allowed on individual stages, prices incl. 7.7% VAT)

Fr. 20.– single ride

Fr. 40.– return

Fr. 300.– personal season ticket

Tickets are obtainable until immediately prior to departure from either the ticket counter in Bäretswil, in the souvenir shop in Bauma or on the platform in Hinwil, as well as from the train personnel. Dogs and bicycles are carried free of charge.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Family Reduction

All children up to the age of 16 travel for free when accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to four children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“seating“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Seat Reservations“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Our steam trains normally have enough places to cater for everyone. We do not offer seat reservations for single travelers or small groups in our historical 3rd class carriages. However, we are able to make table reservations in the buffet car if you wish to enjoy a tasty snack during your journey.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Group Travel

For groups of 10 or more people, we are happy to reserve your desired seats on board of the train, subject to availability. Please make sure to reisedienst@dvzo.ch(contact us) prior to your visit so that we are more able to fulfill your wishes. The same prices as for single travellers apply for groups. Apart from the usual scheduled services, it is also possible to hire one of our heritage trains with a total capacity of 400 exclusively for your group at a flat rate.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Accessibility

We offer wheelchair users intending to travel the opportunity to board and alight in Bauma and Bäretswil. So that we can make the necessary arrangements, please contact us: +41 79 905 84 94 or via reisedienst@dvzo.ch(email) in advance of your visit. We accept the IV-Begleiterausweis (escort ID).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“buffet-car“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Buffet Car“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]All of our trains feature a buffet car. Here we offer a small but fine range of snacks for all times of the day, making full use of regional products.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“charters“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Charters“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]We offer groups the possibility to exclusively charter our trains year round. You can choose between steam or historical electric traction to haul your train, as well as opting to venture beyond the realms of our main line between Bauma – Hinwil. You can find more information about chartering between Bauma and Hinwil or chartering on the whole Swiss Railway Network (in German), or if you have any further questions speak directly to our reisedienst@dvzo.ch(travel service team). We will be happy to assist you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“further-information“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Further Information“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]Do you have any further questions regarding our services? Then please do not hesitate getting in touch with us, either by phone +41 79 905 84 94 or by reisedienst@dvzo.ch(email). We will be happy to answer your questions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=“attractions“][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=“Attractions along the railway line“ text_in_box=“no“][vc_empty_space height=“16px“][vc_column_text]

  • Well connected hiking paths through unspoiled landscapes, e.g. Guyer-Zeller Trail
  • Industrial museum in Neuthal with spinning mill museum, featuring a collection of weaving machines.
  • Zürcher Oberland Industrial Trail
  • Resting places with PicNic Areas
  • Covered marquee with catering and DVZO souvenir shop «Dampflädeli» on the DVZO platform in Bauma.