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Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Great trains but usually no views.

Please be aware that Germany's highest mountain in this region has its own micro climate and for approx 300 days per year there are no views at the top because it is covered by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an old set of steam trains (Dampflocken) that brings you in a quiet pace up the Brocken. There yo can make a short walk (Rundgang) It is expensive 39 euro pp up and down. If you use your traincard everybody can do the trip but we ..... We decided to walk downhill and use the break your leg... More 

Thank JCB3225
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky the day we did this trip. It had snowed the day before and was still very cloudy but as we climbed higher the sky cleared and the sun came out. So there were some views. The cafe at the top is very reasonable and if they have Goulash soup on I would recommend having it as... More 

Thank LRJ76
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Please be aware that Germany's highest mountain in this region has its own micro climate and for approx 300 days per year there are no views at the top because it is covered by low cloud. It is nevertheless worth doing the railway because of the heritage loco's and the journey up the mountain by friction only. It is definitely... More 

Thank steamermike
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very interesting journey from Wernigerode up the Brocken. Rail enthusiasts should check out the old steam engines. Early December is not a good time to go as it was so misty that all you could see were the trees. Supposed to be spectacular views from the top. Small cafe at the top serving hot drinks (much needed) and the usual... More 

2 Thank Susan G
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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 

Thank Colin S
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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Devon, 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 

Thank Kerry H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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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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