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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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Steam to the summit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited the Brocken railway on the HSB system a couple of years ago, but were unable to see very much once the summit was reached due to fog/low cloud - not unusual here. The time we were not disappointed. The ride and performance of the loco was just as impressive, but once at the top we were able to... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was a trip that "was" on the bucket list and has now been crossed off! Don't let the cost put you off, I considered every Euro worth it. If you get to the station early you'll have chance to take some photos and have a good look over the station and any trains there. Start time is prompt and... More 

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stevenage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a great holiday with Rail discoveries in Harz Mountains in Germany. Very slick organisation and good tour manager. Hotel had good food and drinks were about average price. One minor Hotel food had tinned vegtables. Trips were included and very interesting.

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Chelmsford Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We caught the train at Drei Annen Hohne where there was plenty of parking. The engine was a fantastic steam engine with classic German carriages. The trip was about an hour long and mainly through the pine forests. There were some breaks in the trees to take some pictures, but for us the attraction was the train itself. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This railway which has a very large network from Wernigerode to Brocken Mountain and branching at Drie Annen Hohne to Quedlinburg . Locos are powerful narrow guage and well maintained . This is a must visit for any enthusiasts .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The journey was through nothing but miles of dense pine forest with no views until we reached just short of the summit. The views from the top were stunning,but due to the incredible crowds we couldn't visit the museums. Even getting a drink was a major task. Crowds not the railways fault but after a boring ride they spoiled what... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Re-live Michael Portillo's Narrow Gauge railway ride to the top of the Brocken mountain . You won't be disappointed, as we saw it in the snow and it was better than I ever expected . The summit is an interesting place to visit with its "Space Station" appearance , which makes you think about a James Bond film setting, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A wonderful experience ,I have been to wernigerode a few times and I still find it a magical place . The harz railway had to be one of the most impressive narrow gauge systems in the world .

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Address: Harz Bahnhof, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Phone Number: 03943-558-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony-Anhalt  >  Wernigerode

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