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Harzer Schmalspurbahnen

Quedlinburg, Germany
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irj52 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wales118 contributions24 helpful votes
Having previously been up the Brocken, I chose to go from Quedlingburg to Nordhousen. It is a slow journey through the Selketel valley. If doing this journey, pick one that is steam hauled, it is better than the railcars, as nice & quaint as they are.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Globetrotter045 wrote a review Jun 2019
Haacht, Belgium5455 contributions986 helpful votes
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When visiting the Harz mountains, you should take a ride on one or more of these wonderful narrow-gauge steam trains. It is so much fun, although I had terrible weather. It rained all day long. Therefore I didn't go to the top of the Brocken, instead I made a complete tour from Quedlinburg to Wernigerode, changing twice from train. And finally a regular train from Wernigerode back to Quedlinburg. The scenery you see along the way is very beautiful, even in the rain. The price was 26 €. It doesn't matter how far you ride, the price will remain the same. So it is better to take a longer ride.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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David W wrote a review Aug 2018
141 contributions61 helpful votes
Ah, the smell of steam! The trains of the Schmalspurbahn (narrow gauge railway) are the ideal way to experience the Harz mountains. We only had one full day in Quedlinburg but chose to take a train trip as far as Alexisbad. There is nothing particular to do in Alexisbad except walk in the forest a bit and return (the return trip was on a Schienenbus - a tramlike carriage). The return trip was €22 each. You might find more to do if you travel one stop further? Or best of all: go to the Brocken. I might mention that two thirds of the way to Alexisbad the train stopped at Osterteich. The only thing in Osterteich is a lake where you can swim. If you want a swim in a lake in the woods, that might be for you.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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JensHKG wrote a review Jul 2018
Bremen, Germany79 contributions9 helpful votes
Back from the top of the Brocken to the valley station Drei Annen Hohne the century old steam operated narrow-gauge railway is 19 km with a altitude difference of 582 meter.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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WilfordTerrier wrote a review Feb 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom235 contributions86 helpful votes
Our group of British railway enthusiasts set out to cover as much of the network as possible in two days with a combination of steam-hauled and diesel railcar services punctuated by an overnight stay in Wernigerode. We started out from Nordhausen with steam to the Brocken and then steam back down and on to Wernigerode. The next morning, we travelled from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg with a variety of traction only missing out on the short Harzgerode branch. But I am sure we'll be back again to put that right.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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