FEDECRAIL Youth Exchange

Since 2007 FEDECRAIL organizes in cooperation with one of its local members an international youth exchange called "FEDECRAIL Youth Camp" to enable young people from museum railays and railway museums in Europe to come together and learn how in other countries the railway heritage is preserved and to foster intercultural understanding and networking between heritage railways throughout Europe. Each year a different country host the Youth Camp.

All young people who are member of a heritage railway society and who aged between 16 and 25 years are invited to attend (participants under 18 will need a Parental Permission). The duration of the Youth Camp is about ten days and the camp takes place during August when in most of the countries are summer holidays. Typically there are about 25 places available, which are inteded to be split evenly between the contries paritcipating if the number of places is exceeded (which never happened so far). The main language at the Youth Camp is English. Therefore at least one English speaking person shall be in the praticipating group from a country.

Below there will be more information about the upcoming Youth Camp:

Invitation to the 10th FEDECRAIL Youth Exchange 2016 in Germany

FEDECRAIL – European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways together with VDMT, the German association for heritage and touristic railways are pleased to invite you to the 10th FEDECRAIL Youth Exchange in Germany. This event will take place from Friday 29th of July to Sunday 7th of August 2016 mainly on the surroundings of Nürnberg – Bavaria – Germany.

Hosts are member-organisations of VDMT: Deutsches Dampflokomotiv Museum (Neuenmarkt –Wirsberg) and Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz e.V. (Ebermannstadt).

The main camp location will be in Neuenmarkt – Wirsberg (Jugendgästehaus).

Participants can expect a varied programme consisting of several visits to historic railway/tram museums and also some work experiences there. Also getting in touch with the cultural characteristics of this part of Germany as well as having an international exchange between the participants will be part of the planned programme.

You are between 15 and 24 years old, a volunteer at a historic railway association and interested in historic railways? Then we ask you to send us your intention of participation as soon as possible, but within the 6th April 2016 via email to youthcamp@fedecrail.org.

Further details of the host organisations and railway museums you can find on:

All in all we are looking forward to live and enjoy this 10 days full of new experiences together as the years before in other European countries!


Previous Youth Camps


updated 15.03.2016