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Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Great steam train

The ride from Wenigerode took around 1 hour and we gott of around half way and hiked up but took the train back down again. Out little boy loved it and they sold small spirits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went to the station with great enthusiasm and 3 generations of a family aged 3 to 76. We were disappointed by the price of everything though, the snack/drink stand, the gift shop, the parking, the train ticket and even the toilets were all over priced. It is a shame because cost aside it was a nice ride but the overpriced... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were hiking during the weekend in Harz and after a great first day we decided to hike up Brocken and take the train back down. A bad decision as it turned out. Brocken has little to offer (unless you like hordes of loud tourists, who did little effort to get there and celebrate with beer and curry-wurst) and other... More 

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Frederiksberg, Danmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice little trainride... But you see the same trees on your way back. Don't buy a return ticket (we did), the price is 37€ from Schierke. Go by foot or one way by train, one by foot. The Brocken itself is not very impressive - don't expect too much.

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Bremerhaven, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The ride from Wenigerode took around 1 hour and we gott of around half way and hiked up but took the train back down again. Out little boy loved it and they sold small spirits bottles for the adults on board :)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We travelled on the steam-hauled train from Wernigerode to the summit of the Brocken. The train passes through pine forests as it steadily climbs the gradients. All the coaches have a balcony at the end from where it is possible to really experience the joy of being hauled by a steam locomotive. At the summit we were very fortunate to... More 

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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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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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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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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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