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Harz Steam Railway

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Address: Harz Bahnhof, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Phone Number: 03943-558-0
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Nice experience! I've never ridden a steam train before! It is good to do it there because it is not just an entertainment but it is a real railroad with many stations, with many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice experience! I've never ridden a steam train before! It is good to do it there because it is not just an entertainment but it is a real railroad with many stations, with many directions you can take but still in old fashion. I took a train to the Brocken. We had a connection at the middle of the way,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A ride up to the Brocken from Wernigerode was part of our organised tour to the Harz Mountains. It was a fantastic experience with a steam engine working very hard on the front of the train, passing through dense pine forests and finally crossing snow-covered areas as we approached the summit. The descent is a bit of an anti-climax but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What we travelled to Germany for by Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg . Next time I would go from Berlin as it is more convenient. We were lucky because the Brockenbahn line took us to the top of the mountain in snow , and this added a beautifying factor to the scenery. We did not see the witch who is supposed... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent 5 days staying in Wernigerode February 2015 and had a fabulous time. We were very lucky with the weather as it snowed heavily before we arrived then stayed cold but sunny, which made for great photos! The trains run pretty much in any weather (unlike the UK!) We bought a 3 day card which gave us unlimited travel... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Anyone who wants to experience a mountain steam railway should ride the HSB line from Wernigerode up to the Brocken. It is a very safe and well run railway staffed by professional railroaders. The equipment is in excellent condition, and if you weren't recording the ride with your iPhone 6, you might forget it is 2014. I rode this line... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A short trip to Wernigerode Station on the m/bike for a day on the Harz narrow gauge railway up to the Brocken . the railway has a multitude of destinations but the Brocken trip suited our time limits. The engines were small versions of mainline steam locomotives of old and the carriages were from the past and reminded us of... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The train was warm, comfortable and takes you through some lovely scenery up to the top of the Broken. Sadly when we got there it was blizzard conditions and we couldn't even see as far as the restaurant. They did serve lovely hot goulash soup and gluwine though which warmed us up again before our journey back down.

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Labrador, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed in Wernigerode and bought the 3 day Harz Tour card for 18 € each- this seemed a bit expensive but was well worth the outlay. We travelled with the steam train up to Drei Annen Hohnen and then on to Eisfelder TAlmülder and return. Even though it was early December there was no snow ( a small disappointment).... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Having chosen Wernigerode as our base, we set about a 2 day trip to cover all the Harz lines. The first day was spent on their Brocken route, the scenery was amazing, service was frequent and the trains all of a decent length to accommodate all the passengers. The second day, we made a trip over the other routes, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An extensive network of narrow guage using railcars and steam locos. Not seen so many steam locos together before. The climax of the trip are a ride up the Brocken the highest mountain in the Harz at 1142m being higher than Snowden. Various tickets but the 3 day pass at €70 is especially good. Try and ensure you get on... More 

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