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Harz Steam Railway

Harz Bahnhof, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Wernigerode
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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Retford, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent, especially if you are a steam train fanatic. At 35euros per person return, it isn't cheap but it makes a good day out, so well worth it. We went in August so it was busy, but we still managed to find seats. Fantastic views when you reach the the top, but cold, so take a jumper. The website says... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We rode to the top of the Brocken from Wernigerode. The trip is leisurely as the steam locos take water twice during the journey. The scenery is interesting although there are a lot of trees. Once above the treeline the views are superb. The steam locomotives and carriages are beatifully maintained.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went up to the Broken - unfortunately hidden in cloud ! There are three lines, but the timetable means that it is difficult to get around all of them. Fantastic engines

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Athens, Greece
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I paid 70 euros for a three days ticket for the whole HSB-train network. The route was very beautiful. There are not words in order to express the nice and romantic trips by that train. But very unfortunately, one of the trips, with smoke locomotive, starts from Wernigerode ends in Eisfelder-Talmühle station and return. There is not any possibility to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Looked forwards to a steam trip up the mountain we were surprised at the charges 50% more than similar elsewhere and it was really crowded! Easter Sat with apparently no limit on ticket sales. There really is nothing at the top we wondered if the day would have been better if we had walked up just for the fun of... More

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