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Harz Steam Railway

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Address: Harz Bahnhof, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Phone Number: 03943-558-0

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Get Lost for a Few Days

A great way to explore the wonderful towns and scenery of this great part of Germany as well as being a 'must' for rail fans. It's worth using mainline trains and buses to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to explore the wonderful towns and scenery of this great part of Germany as well as being a 'must' for rail fans. It's worth using mainline trains and buses to short-cut some journeys such as Wernigerode to Quedlinburg which will otherwise take up a good couple of hours Staff are very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best place to go IN THE WORLD if you want working steam! At least a dozen engines can be seen daily, doing what they were intended to do.

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Mitcham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I spent nine days based at Wernigerode and my main focus was the world famous Harzer Schmslspur Bahnen (HSB). It's a metre gauge railway network based on Wernigerode and most trains are steam hauled. The main attraction, undeniably, is the Brocken line that climbs 34 km to Brocken that was once an East German "listening post" and out of bounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I previously reviewed "A Trip To The Brocken" from the point of view of a non rail fan. That review is at the end of this one. This review is for folks who are primarily interested in a awesome and probably unique train experience. The Hartz Schmalspurbanen has a magnificent collection of narrow gauge steam engines and equipment. The locomotives... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Over 100km network with steam operation at least in part on all sections. 100% to Brocken. Travelling on the open air balconies is the best place to be, particularly if you're on the leading one on an uphill gradient. You'll get covered in smuts but who cares? Delightful scenery too, particularly between Wernigerode and Drei Ahnen Höhe

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The roundtrip costs 39,00 € per person, but they have no restrooms in their rail stations and the trains. There are public restrooms, in Wernigerode you have to pay 0,50 € and on the Brocken 1,-- €.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We did this trip on the steam train when we left it was hot but as we went up the track it did get cold so make sure you do have layers to put on as when you get to the top the views are worth it but it is cold.the cost for two of us was 78 euros return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The three railways that form the Harz Steam Railway (Harzer Schmalspurbahnen) cover 140km of track. There are 25 steam locomotives and 10 of them are operational at any one time. The really popular line is the Brockenbahn, which chuffs up the mountain from Drei Annen Hohne, easily accessed from Wernigerode. That is also very expensive and the mountain is in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We rode the Harz Steam railway from Wernigerode to the top of the Brocken and back. The scenery was superb, the smell of the smoke and smuts from the steam engine were evocative of childhood. My husband and grandson rode most of the journey standing outside and both were thrilled. In addition there was a good restaurant at the top!

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Loved this journey. Having never been on a steam train before, I was like a dog in a car on a motorway and had my head out the window the whole journey! I took the journey from Wernigerode to Brocken. Saw one reviewer on here that had done the same route, saying that there were too many trees. I read... More 

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