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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 complete, working steam railway in the 21st century! Although much of the routes is through wooded hills, the twists and turns the tracks take make for a blast from the past as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A complete, working steam railway in the 21st century! Although much of the routes is through wooded hills, the twists and turns the tracks take make for a blast from the past as the locos pound up the gradients. The railway is well presented and the engines, coaches and station buildings are kept clean. The journey to the top of... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was because the day was dull and I'm not a train fanatic but this ride didn't do anything for me. The journey through pine forests was not scenic at all, apart from the odd clearing. We made two stops on the way but not enough time to stretch your legs. Got to the top where we were shrouded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We travelled on a Monday during the Christmas markets period which worked out to be a clever tactic because there were very few people in our carriage going up. Before we left the station the men working in the locomotive were polishing their train. The carriages were heated by the steam from the engine making them cosy, and by the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The local people of the Harz are proud of their steam train and with good reason! An hour and a half journey on the train from Wernigerode took us through beautiful pine forests; the steam from the train giving the surrounding landscape a mystical feel - very apt considering the stories and myths of witches and witchcraft around the Brocken.... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We visited the Harz Mountains on a week long coach tour. Leaving the coach behind in the charming medieval town of Wernigerode for a trip by steam train to Brocken, 3700ft, the highest and most famous part of the Harz chain. Leaving Wernigerode behind the train started its climb. Belching black smoke, hissing and generally doing all the things expected... More 

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Perth
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 October 25, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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