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2017-07-17 | Tour suggestions for groups and FIT to Plandampf Trier Festival of Steam 2018

A lot of steam train enthusiasts are already keen on attending this extraordinary festival of steam in 2018: Plandampf Trier. From 27/04 to 01/05/2018 a lot of trains of the regional transport will run by steam. A top-class experience for all – travellers, photographers and curious onlookers!


Nevertheless, Trier is worth a visit as well. Germany's oldest city awaits visitors with Roman architecture, e.g. the "Porta Nigra" and the Cathedral of Trier, a marvellous old town and various cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy the regional wine.


Tour suggestions for groups and FIT to Plandampf Trier

Vulkan-Express with steam locomotive 11sm on the Tönisstein viaduct © Walter Brück

For all those of you, who would like to enjoy "steam" in Germany, we have prepared special tour suggestions to Trier. Whether you are an individual traveller or would like to travel with friends, as a club or larger group – we will do our best to provide you with a tailor-made steam train tour offer for Plandampf in Trier 2018.


As a group of 10 persons or more, you can book our group tour offer to Plandampf Trier, including four nights bed/breakfast in a 4-stars hotel in Trier as well as a guided city tour and lots more. There are different options for attending the steam train tours at Plandampf Trier. Therefore, you can easily add the tickets for your group tour. Moreover, you are welcome to extend your stay in Trier with additional overnight stays upon request. We look forward to putting together a tailor-made offer for your group!


Our steam train tour offer for individual travellers to Plandampf Trier includes four nights bed/breakfast in a 3-stars hotel in Trier, a day ticket for the whole Plandampf railway network as well as a guided tour in Trier and a lot of more.


History of Plandampf Trier

St Peter Cathedral in Trier © AugustusToursPlandampf is a German word invented to describe the use of historic steam locomotives for regulary-scheduled trains of the regional transport. A lot of steam train enthusiasts still remember the last Plandampf event in Trier in 2010. Back then, two anniversaries were celebrated: 175 years of German railway and 20 years of Plandampf. 


8 years ago, the steam festival was developed with the kind support of the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland as well as in collaboration with several steam train museums and steam enthusiasts. Back then at Easter time, about 200 historic trains run through Trier region. Despite the mainly cold and wet weather, friends of steam enjoyed the event. Moreover, the weather favoured the production of steam – a highlight for all photographers!


P.S.: 2018 is the year of great steam events in Germany: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Dresden Steam Engine Festival takes place from 06/04 to 08/04/2018. Here you can find our FIT steam train tour to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival and our group tour suggestion to Dresden by steam!


Vulkan-Express with steam locomotive 11sm on the Tönisstein viaduct © Walter Brück
St Peter Cathedral in Trier © AugustusTours