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Harz Steam Railway

Harz Bahnhof, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3943 5580
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Fantastic steam railway with superb views

We travelled on the HSB steam railway from Wernigerode to Brocken and back, as a day trip by train... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fun Ride on a Working Steam Railroad

The Harz Steam Railway is a real working railroad providing public transportation to the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Southold, NY
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Harz Bahnhof, 38855 Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3943 5580

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We travelled on the HSB steam railway from Wernigerode to Brocken and back, as a day trip by train from Hannover. Although a long day trip (about 12 hrs in total) it was really enjoyable and well worth it. The steam train climbs up through...More

Thank JPRC
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The Harz Steam Railway is a real working railroad providing public transportation to the communities of the Harz Mountain Region. We traveled to the area and rode the train for the train enthusiast in our family, but everyone enjoyed the experience. The coaches were comfortable...More

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The steam railway that runs through the Harz mountains is a bit of an anachronism. At the end of the day, the steam shed in Wernigerode gently sighs with a cache of smart looking, beautifully maintained steam engines resting after a hard day's work. A...More

Thank GrumpyMeg
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This railway is a great way to see the Harz mountain region whilst getting involved in some history of the region. This region was in the eastern block when Germany was divided and it is quite an interesting little railway. Would recommend a trip up...More

Thank Sleepismyfave
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My partner was keen to take a ride on this narrow-gauge steam train to the top of the Brocken mountain. We took the 8:55 train from Wernigerode and paid €41 each return. It was certainly an interesting trip, the best views are to be had...More

Thank Bizzy6
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful steam centre with steam trips up the mountain. A trip up the Brocken is excellent with restaurant at the top with wonderful views.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Harz Steam Railway up to the Brocken. The train was comfortable and the scenery beautiful. Watching the steam engines at the railway stops was a wonderful experience that probably only those that love these big old machines can...More

Thank Dusty_Sander1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Yes this attraction is expensive at 42€ for an adult but for that you are on the train for the best part of 4 hours if you go up to the Brocken and back. This line is very quaint through Wernigorode and up through the...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It is expensive at €42 per person return but if you are unlikely to be visiting the area again worth it. The trip time is around 2.5 hours both ways and we spent about 2 hours at the summit. Luckily we choose a good day...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nice half-a-day activity, the steam train takes you back in time, it is a great adventure for everybody, from couples to families. The landscapes are really nice, although we travelled at the beginning of the spring and many trees were still naked. You can buy...More

Thank Mariawilkie
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13 May 2015|
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Response from Mark7735 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Ringhotel Weisser Hirsch right on the market square. I was traveling solo on a business trip, and spent the weekend in Wernigerode. The food in the hotel restaurant was really good and the staff was very... More
Doreen K
6 April 2015|
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Response from yellowchat | Reviewed this property |
Hello Doreen K, The journey time to the Broken from Wernigrode is 1 and a half to 2 hours depending on the train taken., as for times the can be worked out via the 2015 Summer timetable available on GOOGLE at About us... More