When you can see the top of the Brocken take the steam train ride up to the summit. The stories of witches wrap themselves around modern day politics - this is the next bit of high land west of the Urals and had an interesting history during the cold war, and before 'the change'. On a sunny day the views are amazing.
I was slightly bemused by the desire of some of the local travellers who wanted to close the doors and windows to stop the smell of the smoke. What's the point of being on a steam train if you don't get the full smelly experience?
There's a nice restaurant at the top of the mountain, and what's better than sitting in the sunshine with a glass of beer looking at the world beneath you.
Possibly don't bother on a bad day, but otherwise well worth the trip.
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