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The Train ride to Brocken

Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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