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The Brocken Train Line

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Address: National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Great rail trip

Great way to get to the top of the Brocken. Enjoyed the trip there and back. Lots of different scenery to look at. Train enthusiasts taking pictures of the train at the railway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get to the top of the Brocken. Enjoyed the trip there and back. Lots of different scenery to look at. Train enthusiasts taking pictures of the train at the railway crossings. Very cold and windy at the top but time for a bite in the cafe, build a snowman and throw some snowballs. The carriages were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth going to top of Brocken. Trained up in freezing sleet and dense fog. Icy so take good boots. Excellent experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip up to the Brocken on the steam train. The first was 2 years ago on a special Christmas train that had train fanatics wetting their pants. That was a very enjoyable day. We (2adults & 2kids) returned with my mum so she could experience it. We went on a bitterly cold January day. Catching the... More 

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8 Evans Place Two Rocks Wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the steam train form Wernigerode to Brocken to see snow on Christmas Day and snow we got. The town of Wenigerode was a beautiful little wish we had a few days to explore there. The steam train was great there were 170klms of train lines were the steam trains runs. Would be good in summer or winter. A deffinate... More 

Thank shrubs68
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful trip in narrow-gauge railroad with a steam locomotive. In two hours your travel from Wernigerode on the Brocken. You leave the historic Wernigerode into the forest of the Nationalpark Harz. At 1000 m above sea level the train leaves the timberline and you can enjoy the fantastic visibility on the North German lowlands and the Harz. On the... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A trip via steam train? Who can resist? The trip up is lovely very scenic and steep climbs for the train. We went in Dec in the hope of snow. We got ice, and more ice. This made it impossible to walk or go anywhere. While out of winter this is a great day out check in advance as for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

first rate narrow gauge steam railway , trip thro the forest and climb to the top of the brocken good regular service , top attraction

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great service through the mountain and forests, train very busy even in Mid September, service round 365 days a year and with the restaurant at bar at the top of the Brocken even Christmas lunch is on the cards.

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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Highly unique opportunity for railfans. The working steam engines, railcars, and diesels are run in a professional manner and reminded me so much of the same mix of activities in North America in the late 50's. I rode the steam and a short trip on railcar between Quedlinburg and Alexisbad and then next day did Wernigerode to Drei Annen Hohne.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to get clear blue skies on the day we travelled to the summit of the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. There is a little bit of walking at the top but I managed without dufficulty despite having my leg in a brace. Great views from the summit but also interesting because the summit used to house... More 

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