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The Brocken Train Line

National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3943 5580
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Fun But Snowy Train Ride

We took the train to the top of the mountain to visit the tower and see the sights. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berryville, Virginia
via mobile
Not just for Steam Train Enthusiasts

The cost may put some people off. However, take the Heritage Train for a little more money, and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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National-Park Harz, Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3943 5580

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train to the top of the mountain to visit the tower and see the sights. Unfortunately we ascended into clouds and a snow storm. Of course the landscape was beautiful, however it was very windy, freezing cold, and snowing. Luckily, they had...More

Thank R0BS411
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The cost may put some people off. However, take the Heritage Train for a little more money, and your seat is booked. Not so sure about the tour guide which is only in German, and to be honest just droned on. But, block that out...More

Thank Gulliver1703
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a fantastic rail service, six steam locos based at Wernigerode work their socks off up The Brocken (highest point of Harz Mountain Region 1100 metres), two very old locos from 1898-99 also operate on an excursion every Wednesday and Saturday. I suggest taking the...More

Thank Davidfrost63
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The return ticket from Wernigerode comes at refreshing €41. That is some price, but the trains are very well maintained and on time. Guess the steam operation comes at a price. So why not walk one way. There are plenty of simple to mid-range paths...More

Thank neumanth
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had such a fun time taking the train up and down the mountain that even the foul weather at the top could not dampen our spirits. The cafeteria at the top was fairly priced and offered some great food and drink to make up...More

Thank Wion F
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The line runs from Wernigerode and is a metre gauge track which runs 365 days a year and is wholly steam with colossal 2-10-2 locomotives. The line rises some 1000 metres to the top of the Brocken. There is a junction at Drei Annen Hohne...More

Thank davyb1944
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our guide books lacked vital information which could have been useful in planning our trip. Rely on this being a day trip and expensive, costing 82 Euros for two adults return. The signs for the Park and Ride ( or walk ) are not clear...More

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a lovely nostalgic journey up the Brocken mountain. We paid 41euro each for the journey which is expensive but the trip takes over 1hr up & 1hr back. We enjoyed it very much. A couple of young ladies came along selling miniature bottles...More

1  Thank billedgar
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the steam train trip in a newly re furnished coach it was a great trip most enjoyable well worth the money.

Thank IGW187351
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank simba6
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We bought a 3 day Rover Ticket valid for the whole network but work on 40 Euros per adult
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Response from Sidsel1962 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but what beach are we talking about?

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