What is claimed to be the “shortest international railway” runs for a few metres between Nové Údolí in the Czech Republic and the other side of the now-open border with Germany.
The standard gauge line is on the alignment of a former railway which was fatally severed by the events of the 20th century. Not far away is a small railway museum in an old wagon, and also a rebuilt section of iron curtain.
The international line is operated using a push-along trolley made to look like a steam loco, complete with smoke. Unfortunately it only carries children, so I couldn’t ride on it when I visted on 3 August 2019; I did ask!
Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt paddle ship ‘Goethe’ travelling through the Rhine Gorge on the Middle Rhine between Bingen and Oberwesel in September 2017. Short and long versions of the video, based on the same clips.
I actually prefered some of KD’s more modern ships, as they are better designed for viewing the scenery.