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Harz Steam Railway

Harz Bahnhof, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Wernigerode
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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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Hildesheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The ride with the Harz Steam railway is an experience for sure. Going by train like our grandfathers through beautiful panoramic parts of the national park. Keep in mind that the parts of the railway which involve the top of Brocken are always the same price. Going from one station in between to another you might have the thrill for... More

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Worcestershire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An interesting network of narrow gauge railways. The climb to the top of the Brocken was particularly interesting and the former Russian listening post at the top of the mountain was an eye opener. A must for train lovers

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Yes this was our third time on the railway (both previous visits were very shortly after the East/West reunification!) and this time we made it to the top of the Brocken! A must do for any steam railway buff!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The narrow gauge railways of the Harz are justifiably popular and well worth the visit both for the beautifully maintained trains and the best way to see the area. Just a few tips though, if you are taking the train upto the summit of The Brocken, check the weather, it can be very cold even in high summer. Also allow... More

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