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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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UK
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A ride on an antique steam train through the woods and valleys in the Harz mountains all the way to Brocken was an amazing experience. Better to sit on the left side on your way up.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Up the mountain and there was snow when we got there! Sometimes not much of a view then other times - wow!!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A good experience at a reasonable cost, but be careful if changing train at Drei Annen Hohe as we could not get onto the next train, too many passengers and had to wait for 2 hours, thus decided to go back to Weinigerode without having visited the top.

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