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Harz Steam Railway

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Address: Harz Bahnhof, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Phone Number: 03943-558-0
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A trip back in the past

I had heard about this railway so I set off on the 3 hour journey from Berlin, changing to 3 different trains en route. Unfortunately the weather deteriorated with light rain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about this railway so I set off on the 3 hour journey from Berlin, changing to 3 different trains en route. Unfortunately the weather deteriorated with light rain falling upon arrival at Wernigerode. I wandered around the depot taking pics of the locomotives then headed off on the 1025 to Brocken. I'll take everyone's word that the... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the first train in the morning up to the Brocken lookout which gave us a good hour to look around before our return at 1:30 . We had still had time for a beer and brot on the mountain top.. Stunning views , wished we had time to do some hiking as most of those on the train were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Its 37Euro return to the top of the Brocken and remember many days the top of the mountain is cold or cloudy , so take a jumper / coat ! However its about the steam trains and the trains are pulled by large narrow gauge tank locos from the 50'2 or 30's . There is a steam shed at Wernigerode... More 

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Ballerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A must when visiting the Harz area. An excellent way to visit Brocken. It is a very beautiful trip with views of the forest and the mountains. We took the tour from Wernigerode to Brocken and back.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We took the train from Wernigerode to the top. It's possible to drive part of the way and get on later, but at least suring summer, the ticket price is the same. There are great views along the way, and the train isn't too fast, so there is time to enjoy them. Also good opertunities to get pictures of the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Harz Mountain Railway is a true gem. It is patronized by many tourists, especially the segment to the Brocken, but it is also a working railway used by locals for basic transportation. That the operation survives today is a minor miracle, due partially to its being in a sort of East German time warp and also the fact that... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Three days cruising the Harz railway from our base in Wernigerode was the highlight of the holiday. A wonderful sense of nostalgia as one wistfully gazed at up to 7 tank engines in light steam awaiting their tours of duty the following day. The Class 99 tank engines were just perfect for the tough inclines on the Brocken and provided... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This an excellent steam train trip with just one problem. The trip entails some very steep climbs with the engine working hard for great aural and visual effects. The train is very comfortable even though it was very full. Views on the way and from the top of Brocken are magnificent and there are some great walks to go on... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We caught the first train 08:55 (Summer Plan) to the Brocken from Wernigerode, the terminal station collocated with the main line railway. The journey, which is 1:40hr (approx), runs through the town then through woods until it rises above the tree line shortly before arriving at the summit. The benefit of the first train is that you get to the... More 

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north east scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are numerous small stations and narrow gauge lines that meander around the eastern Hartz Mountains. The Hartz Narrow gauge line steam railway may look like a scene from toy town but it is a proper working railway. From Wernigerode you ride through forests and gorges - and a tunnel - to the junction at Drei Anner Hohne where you... More 

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