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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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Arguably one of the world's last working steam sheds!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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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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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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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A real, operating steam railway. Wonderful trip up into the mountains to a bizarre East German lookout post. We booked an economy day trip from Berlin on DB well in advance (DB trains can be horribly expensive) and had an "interesting" journey there and back on regional services with several changes. Restaurant at the top served good simple German food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely old trains are taking you from pretty Wernigerode right to the mountains. It's a lovely train ride and you get a real feeling of what train travel would have been like in the old days. Just time your train ride to avoid all big tourist crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In 2010, we read a travel supplement in a British national newspaper which was about the Harz Steam Railway. "Goes to the top of a mountain" - who are you kidding? We're not steam buffs but we wanted to see this. AND IT DOES!!!! All 90 minutes from Wernigerode to the very top of the Brocken through the forests. Fantastic.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was great. We went from Sorge to Wernigerode on the steamtrain and the experience was just great. The noise of the steamengine as it idles before departure is like a symphony of clicks and little puffs. We travelled with a very small child and he enjoyed it. We stood just behind the engine during the entire trip, only occasionally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This rail line serves as a vital link between neighbouring towns as well as taking tourists up through the forest to the summit of Mt Brocken. The carriages were very crowded and many passengers stood for the whole journey. It is a scenic trip to the top of Mt Brocken where one can visit museums, cafes, enjoy walking trails or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This steam train is an authentic trip through a historic rural area of Germany. You travel through large forests and up to the very high Broken, all around the national park area. A must when visiting the area.

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