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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Whittlesford
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Janet K
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 

Thank AdamCW92
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Karel5
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Loved this experience - everything is well planned and wonderful. The steam trains are a real blast from the past and the scenery fantastic. We took the train from Wernigerode up to the top of the Brocken and walked back. Would definitely recommend taking a ride on the train!

1 Thank JeanofSpeen
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We had no real preconceptions when we booked our ticket for the journey from Wernigerode to Brocken. Yes, it is pricey but when you travel halfway around the World you need to drop the frugality sometimes! The journey begins, for most, at Wernigerode Hauptbahnhof though you can join at Westerntor or one of the 'suburban stops'. From the town the... More 

Thank Amethyst_Cat_Oz
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A complete, working steam railway in the 21st century! Although much of the routes is through wooded hills, the twists and turns the tracks take make for a blast from the past as the locos pound up the gradients. The railway is well presented and the engines, coaches and station buildings are kept clean. The journey to the top of... More 

Thank Richard F
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was because the day was dull and I'm not a train fanatic but this ride didn't do anything for me. The journey through pine forests was not scenic at all, apart from the odd clearing. We made two stops on the way but not enough time to stretch your legs. Got to the top where we were shrouded... More 

1 Thank MicD30
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We travelled on a Monday during the Christmas markets period which worked out to be a clever tactic because there were very few people in our carriage going up. Before we left the station the men working in the locomotive were polishing their train. The carriages were heated by the steam from the engine making them cosy, and by the... More 

Thank EFLynette
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The local people of the Harz are proud of their steam train and with good reason! An hour and a half journey on the train from Wernigerode took us through beautiful pine forests; the steam from the train giving the surrounding landscape a mystical feel - very apt considering the stories and myths of witches and witchcraft around the Brocken.... More 

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