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Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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The Brocken

Lots of fun and a great view from an old Cold War site. The train is a little costly, but we enjoyed it just the same. We caught the train in Shierke, where we sampled the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lots of fun and a great view from an old Cold War site. The train is a little costly, but we enjoyed it just the same. We caught the train in Shierke, where we sampled the Feuerstein liquor. We have also hiked up the Brocken on other visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took the train from Wernigerode to the Brocken, which took about 1.5 hours. Although we're not necessarily steam enthusiasts, the ride was very enjoyable and one to be recommmended. The information provided was in German only (a common theme we found all over the area). The train wound its way up via several stops and then on through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a fantastic day, a ride on a steam train up to the Brocken, Sadly it was freezing at the top and we were not dressed for the occasion. The visability up there was poor, on the way up though it was fab, I spent a lot of the journey hanging off the sides, the turns are real sharp,... More 

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Hildesheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A nice ride with an old steam train through parts of the national park where you cannot go on your feet. Open your senses for sounds and smells that are going to catapult you in another age of railway history while keeping your eyes open for the multiple changes of the woods in Harz. Please note that rides from the... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My partner and I are great steam train enthusiasts and was one of the reasons for coming to Wernigerode with Great Railway Journeys. The train ride up was clear and we had some good views unfortunately when we reached the summit it was covered in cloud and mist so visability was poor but we had been warned about this. The... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

When you can see the top of the Brocken take the steam train ride up to the summit. The stories of witches wrap themselves around modern day politics - this is the next bit of high land west of the Urals and had an interesting history during the cold war, and before 'the change'. On a sunny day the views... More 

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NSW Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you like steam trains this is a must! Do not assume you will have a view from the top - apparently it is foggy 309 days a year. But do not let that put you off!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Hartz,has been a tourist attraction since 1990 Reunification,offering the most pleasurable way of exploring the area,by its network of narrow gauge railways. Not long after Nordhausen and Illyfeld are left behind,we start our climb up a narrow valley accompanied by a fast-running stream. Beautiful Beechwoods filter the light. Twisting and turning with lots of bends,the railcar reaches Eisfelder Talmuhle... More 

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Kfar Saba
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The train is too crowded without marked seats. the view is not such as one can expect, mainly if you know other similar attraction from the Alpes. We did the trip in the winter and In the top of the mountain we coulden't see nothing, since we had a lot of fog and it was snowing. The facilities up the... More 

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Southend On Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We joined the Brocklen Railway for our narrow-gauge journey to the summit of Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz region, at over 3,700 feet (1,128m) that is higher than Snowdon in Wales. The journey begins at the pretty town of Wernigerode and the journey takes you through the street before hitting the forest full of pine trees. The journey... More 

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