Alongside the Baltic coast two narrow gauge trains will transport you back to the late 19th century. The "Rasende Roland" is in operation on the island of Ruegen and the "Molli" steams along between Bad Doberan and Kuehlungsborn West.
The Molli is both a technical monument and tourist attraction. This steam powered train runs on a 900 mm (2ft 11½ in) gauge and its first line was opened in 1886. Today it covers a total distance of 15.4 km with a running time of 40 minutes. It takes you along a beautiful linden tree-lined avenue, past the oldest horse racing track in Europe, right into the "white city" of Heiligendamm, along the cliffs and before finally reaching its destination in Kuehlungsborn. The tour is best enjoyed in the restaurant car savouring coffee and cake. There is another highlight for the enthusiast. Join a certificated course over several days and get an honorary degree as train driver, conductor or station inspector at the end.
The Rasender Roland on the island of Ruegen began its operation in 1895. Not only is this historic narrow gauge train a museum on wheels but also an important part in the local transport system. The railway runs regularly (every other hour) from Goehren by way of Baabe and Sellin to Binz and back. During the summer months it changes to a 3 track system beginning in Putbus and arriving in Lauterbach/pier. Why not combine rail and boat to make it an unforgettable day trip. You can board the ship in either Binz or Lauterbach.