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“Going up with blazing furnaces”

The Brocken Train Line
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Wernigerode
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Going up with blazing furnaces”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A good though not cheap ticket brings you to the absolute top of the Harz. Pick a sunny and clear day or be prepared for a mountain in absolute fog. A lovely little steam train creeps its way up to the mountain which gave Goethe his witchdecorum in his Faust.
You might want to stay overnight because of the atmosphere during night. There is a hotel.

Visited May 2012
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“A fun trip, if you don't mind crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

It's a good day out, especially if you like steam trains. Changing trains at Drei Annen Hohe is interesting, as you can see how steam trains work. The journey up the mountain is exciting - at first you can see nothing, then a spectacular view! The views from the top of the Brocken itself are magnificent, but it was very crowded on the day I was there, which took away from the experience somewhat. The trains were also crowded both on the way there and the way back. It's not cheap - 32 euros round trip, but a very enjoyable day out.

Visited August 2012
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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Brocken Berg Train - Must Do Activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a really great experience - even for non train-spotters like me! The journey up and back would be great for kids. The views are fantastic, make sure you have a camera to hand!

Visited September 2012
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Harrogate
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Interesting day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great day out, however, the weather went from bright sunshine at Drei Annen Hohne to cold wet sleet on the top of the Brocken (and then back to bright sunshine on the way back down).
The cafe at the top of the Brocken was extremely busy, probably due to the bad weather however the journey back down was very comfortable with a hot coffee and a cake in the buffet car on the train.
Worth a trip.

Visited August 2011
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Nostalgia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

The actual ride itself is pretty boring, with no views through the pine trees. It is probably better in winter, and especially when there is snow on the ground. Everything was closed when we got to Brocken - usual east german hospitality. We thought it was an expensive trip - 32 euros each for the return trip from Drie Annen Hohne. However I am a fan of steam trains, so it was a great experience!!

Visited June 2012
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