Arrival by Train

In public transportation (like trains, busses, taxis and so on), wearing a face mask (covering mouth and nose) is mandatory during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.


The route followed when traveling to Dagstuhl by train depends on where you start your trip upon arriving in Germany/Europe and whether you want to continue via taxi or bus:

Getting to Dagstuhl:



Destination Train Station

Continued Travel Via

The north (Frankfurt, Cologne)


St. Wendel

Bus or Taxi

The south (Metz, Paris)


St. Wendel

Bus or Taxi
Bus or Taxi
Train/Tram or Taxi

The west (Trier, Luxembourg)



Bus oder Taxi

When switching trains in Mainz, the train will usually show Saarbrücken as the final destination.

Your trip to Dagstuhl from Mannheim, Munich and Basel may be routed via Mainz or Saarbrücken, depending on your train.

Train stations:

Train Station

Continued Travel Via

Distance from Dagstuhl

Travel Time to Dagstuhl

St. Wendel

Bus(R2) or taxi

26 km

40 min


Bus(R1) or taxi

28 km

34 min


Bus(R3) or taxi

20 km

28 min


Train or Tram (S1 in front of the train station) to Lebach then bus(R3) or taxi;
or taxi for whole trip

52 km

45 min

Popular connections by train:

Last leg using

From Frankfurt International Airport - there are two train stations, do use the regional train stationFrankfurt-Flughafen-Regionalbahnhof

pre-ordered taxi

Train to Türkismühle,
then the taxi you pre-ordered (There is no taxi stand in Türkismühle and there is no direct bus connection, so pre-order a taxi in time!)


Train to St. Wendel,
then taxi (Notifying a taxi company by e-mail in advance is helpful in St. Wendel.)


Train to St. Wendel, bus to Dagstuhl,
then short walk

Practical Information

Train information


Bus lines and stops

Please note that on Sundays, the busses run only once every 2 hours. Tickets for the bus ride can usually be bought with cash from the bus driver or from vending machines at some stations.

With SaarVV's German Saarfahrplan app, it is possible to buy a ticket online with your smartphone immediately before the start of a bus ride. (German language only!)

  • St. Wendel: bus station ("Busbahnhof St. Wendel"): next to the train station (on the right hand side upon leaving the train station)
  • Merzig: bus station is front of the train station
  • Lebach: bus station in front of the train station
  • Türkismühle: no direct bus to Wadern
  • Dagstuhl and environs map including bus stops



Please note that German taxis usually have to be paid in cash. Drivers or phone operators might not understand or speak English.

***Taxi Martin (located in Wadern) has to be preordered (waiting time in St. Wendel about 45 minutes). Taxi Martin organizes and coordinates taxi reservations on the arrival day from a train station or airport. Please inform Taxi Martin on time if your flight or train is running late. Taxi Martin offers fixed fares for rides to Schloss Dagstuhl.

°°°Fahrservice Seibert: has to be preordered.


€: In Saarland, taxis cost (as of April 11, 2022) 4.50 EUR base price (If the dispatch says so, the taxi may charge you for part of the way the taxi travels to pick you up as well.) plus either 2.70 EUR/km during the first 2 km of the trip, 2.50 EUR/km during the first 10 km of the trip and 2.30 EUR/km after the first 10 km, or, on Sundays or holidays and for night trips between 22:00h und 6:00h, 2.60 EUR/km after the first 2 km of the trip. If you order a large taxi, there is a surcharge of 9 EUR. Waiting times of the taxi cost 32 EUR/hour (0.13333 EUR/15 seconds)

Please note that German taxis usually have to be paid in cash. Drivers or phone operators might not understand or speak English.

Attention: taxi fares for trips from outside of Saarland, e.g., from Luxemburg or from Frankfurt, can possibly be much higher.


Address of the Center:

  • 66687 Wadern, Germany, Oktavie Allee, phone:  +49-6871-9050, fax: +49-6871-905-133
  • Check-in normally takes place on Sundays, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.