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The Train ride to Brocken

National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Wernigerode
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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verwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband loves steam trains and this was no exception even though we had awful weather and a delay of more than an hour because there was no water at Drei Annen - goodness knows why! Hardly any view at the top either but worth the effort for the experience..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've been to the Brocken before 10 years after the fall of the wall. We did the ride then from Werningerode to the Brocken and back. So as we where in the Harz this year and camped at Schierke we wanted to repeat that good experience. We did enjoy the ride in the train, but it was very crowded. We... More

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Monmouth
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Brocken is a smallish hill/mountain said to be inhabited by witches and made famous by German author Goethe. The trains are steam trains produced in the mid 1950's. The carriages are often crowded and I did not find them too comfortable. There are few facilities but there is a loo (of sorts) The cost is 32 euros. The scenery... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This steam train ride up the brocken goes a bit higher than Snowdon, and the weather can be very cold at the top, especially in autumn to spring, with snow on the ground. The views are magnificent, though be warned that the restaurants at the top are pricey - as are the loos! Get a good seat on the train... More

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