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The Train ride to Brocken

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Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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STEAM TRAIN to Brochen if you can afford it

Having travelled on steam trains numerous of times, it was the 1191 meter "hill/mountain" that cought our attention - being Danish a hill over 400 meter is a mountain -! Nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Having travelled on steam trains numerous of times, it was the 1191 meter "hill/mountain" that cought our attention - being Danish a hill over 400 meter is a mountain -! Nothing but trees all the 60 minutes up and 60 minutes down, totally covering any possible view. On the top you can walk the 2.7 km circle around the path... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A cloudless sky, and an early train from Wernigerode for the ride up the Brocken Mountain. We travelled in typical carriages behind a wonderful steam engine. The journey was through wooded hill sides stopping at little halts and stations. The train was crowded by the time we got to the top, but you got wonderful views. The top gave extensive... More 

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Perth Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The train up to the Brocken is very warm with friendly staff. However when you step out at the top it can be pretty cold and misty. There is a nice café which sells incredible bean soup....just what was needed on a very cold day. Lots of interesting structures at the top of the mountain from old DDR times.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Yes, it sounds and reads great, on the online images and descriptions. A narrow-guage steam railway trip up to the Brocken, the highest point in Northern Germany north of the Bavarian Alps. but the reality is different. For a start, the 'special price' of 37 Euros return. OK if you are on your own but going with friends and family... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have just spent a week in Goslar, first time for us Germany. Goslar was a great place to stay and I can highly recommend it. The Brocken was highly hyped in the guide books and brochures so it was one of things we looked forward to, but boy were we disappointed. We decided to take the return train journey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For me, being over 60 ,wonderful memories, 4hrs in total on a train pulled by a fantastic Steam Engine. the scenery & smoke from the engine marvellous, although I did need to shower afterwards, My own fault as I stood outside on the foorplate for the entire trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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