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Harz Steam Railway

Harz Bahnhof, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Wernigerode
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Birmingham UK
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We rode to the top of the Brocken from Wernigerode. The trip is leisurely as the steam locos take water twice during the journey. The scenery is interesting although there are a lot of trees. Once above the treeline the views are superb. The steam locomotives and carriages are beatifully maintained.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went up to the Broken - unfortunately hidden in cloud ! There are three lines, but the timetable means that it is difficult to get around all of them. Fantastic engines

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Athens, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I paid 70 euros for a three days ticket for the whole HSB-train network. The route was very beautiful. There are not words in order to express the nice and romantic trips by that train. But very unfortunately, one of the trips, with smoke locomotive, starts from Wernigerode ends in Eisfelder-Talmühle station and return. There is not any possibility to... More

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UK
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117 reviews 117 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Looked forwards to a steam trip up the mountain we were surprised at the charges 50% more than similar elsewhere and it was really crowded! Easter Sat with apparently no limit on ticket sales. There really is nothing at the top we wondered if the day would have been better if we had walked up just for the fun of... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A ride on an antique steam train through the woods and valleys in the Harz mountains all the way to Brocken was an amazing experience. Better to sit on the left side on your way up.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Up the mountain and there was snow when we got there! Sometimes not much of a view then other times - wow!!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A good experience at a reasonable cost, but be careful if changing train at Drei Annen Hohe as we could not get onto the next train, too many passengers and had to wait for 2 hours, thus decided to go back to Weinigerode without having visited the top.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The trip on the train was a great way to see the countryside. Our weather was poor at there was no snow and poor visibility from the mountain. We enjoyed the trip there and back and the train was comfortable and warm and a relief from the cold mountain wind.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Wonderful well kept and well run railway its out of this world friendly staff,clean coaches clean stations clean toilets wonderful food at good prices

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I visited Weringerode while on a G R J holiday, but no visit to the area would be complete without a trip up to Broken on the steam train. Visited in December with snow on the ground at higher levels and particularly deep at Broken. Thick fog destroyed any views, but the journey was great. Fortunately the cost of the... More

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