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Harz Steam Railway

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Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: Harz Bahnhof, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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A true treasure of Germany

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Mark7735
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The trip up the Brocken mountain is superb, but very busy. Take the side trip from Drie Anna Hohe to Eisfelder, which is superb and if you are "lucky" the "open coach" may be attached.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was on my husband's "bucket list" during our caravanning trip to Germany since he is a real steam train enthusiast - I'd never heard of the place before he mentioned it! Having checked the weather for 3 days up and coming on my not-so-smart phone we decided on a day which promised good weather. Unfortunately in some respects the... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had a great ride to the top of the mountain at Bocken by steam train. Then we walked back down to Wernigerode (20km). The path was very busy with lots of people walking up from various stations on the route but it thinned out and became a peaceful walk through the woods. Well worth the sore knees the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An amazing feat of engineering to build a railway up the Brocken (we travelled from Wernigerode to the top of the Brocken and visited other parts of the network). The sight and sound of a steam locomotive working hard all the way up the mountain is not to be missed. Good photo and video opportunities all round make for a... More 

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