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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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Another one ticked-off on my Bucket List!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Derby, United Kingdom

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been planning to visit here for ages.As you approach the station, you can smell the steam ,smoke and hot oil.The network is large, so we onlky did the journey to Brocken, must say its not cheap, but well worth it. if you staying longer you can get a type of rover ticket. The railway runs through deep forests... More 

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