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Group tour suggestion: The Harz Mountains by Steam Train

Journey

Travel time
5 days or upon request
Arrival information
daily arrival upon request
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Steam train tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway
    Image source: HKK Hotel Wernigerode

  • Wernigerode Castle

  • City Hall Quedlinburg

  • Goslar, market place with town hall
    Image source: Goslar Marketing GmbH

What to expect

On this journey you combine the fascination of the narrow-gauge railway experience with the beautiful landscape and the idyllic small towns of the Harz Mountains

With a length of 131.24 km, the rail network of the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway is the longest unbroken narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. The railway company's fleet of 25 steam engines, 6 railcars, 16 diesel engines and numerous historic railway carriages bear witness to a valuable technical treasure and make a ride on one of their trains an incomparable and unforgettable memory.

The Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway operates three lines: the Brocken, Selketal and Harzquer railway services. The network's home is in Wernigerode, a small town on the so-called German Timber-Frame-Road, which is picturesquely situated on the north slopes of the Harz Mountains.

In addition to the ride with the steam train you can take the Bodetal funicular to the Hexentanzplatz. With this you overcome a difference in altitude of about 250 metres over a distance of 750 metres.

Furthermore, you will experience the wonderful landscpase of the Mittelgebirge Harz  in the middle of Germany. You get to know the small, sleepy towns such as Wernigerode and Quedlinburg with their half-timbered facades in narrow alleys, that seem to have sprung from a fairy tale. Besides take the opportunity to take a look into German and European history with a visit to the imperial city of Goslar.

Travel description as PDF

Contact Person

Frauke Mollée

Frauke Mollée

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip: "Take the chance to visit the railway plant in Wernigerode. It is the heart of the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway. Here you can inspect all locomotives and waggons at close range."

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Harz by Steam"

Basic package for your special interest tour Harz Mountains :
5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Arrival

You travel individual to Hanover. Afterwards you drive from Hanover airport to the Luftkurort (air spa resort) Braunlage in the Harz Mountains, where your hotel is located for the next days. After you checked into the hotel, free time is on your diposal, perhaps for an exploration in Braunlage. In the evening you end the day with a first-class dinner. 

Day 2: Excursion to Wernigerode and to the Brocken summit

Schloss Wernigerode web c AugustusTours Kerstin PelzIn Wernigerode, also known as the "colorful town in the Harz", you will enjoy a guided walking tour through the old town. Discover the narrow streets with its half-timbered houses and see the famous Town Hall as well as the stunning palace up above the old town.

Brockenbahn c AugustusTours Lisa FrankMaybe the highlight of the day is a steam train journey with Brockenbahn. The steam train goes to the top of the highest mountain of the Harz at 1.125 m height. You passing the Tal der Kalten Bode (Valley of the Cold Bode). From here you can also see the second highest mountain of the Harz, the Wurmberg (971 m/3,186 ft).

Day 3: Selketalbahn, Ride by funicular & Excursion to Quedlinburg - Alexisbad - Thale

You take a steam train journey of the Selketalbahn from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad. The Selketalbahn is the romantic section of the narrow-gauge railway and has long been a well-kept secret among nature lovers. Short trips by train to Harzgerode or Hasselfelde enable the visitor to sample the charm of typical Harz towns.

From Thale to the Hexentanzplatz you ride by funicular over the "most exciting canyon north of the Alps" (Goethe). Enjoy every metre of the ride with changing views of a fascinating panorama. The cliffs of Hexentanzplatz are 451 metres high.

Quedlinburg Schloss web c AugustusTours Dorothea ThiedtIn the historic town of Quedlinburg, which covers more than 180 hectares, you can savour the special appeal of this small town on a guided walking city tour. Quedlinburg has been classified by the UNESCO as a unique example of an European medieval town.

Day 4: Excursion to imperial City of Goslar

Goslar Marktplatz mit Rathaus web c Goslar Marketing GmbHThe imperial city of Goslar was founded in 922 by Henry I. The city gained its wealth mainly by silver mining of Rammelsberg or "Mountain of Fate". Goslar was considered as the "secret capital" of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. When walking through Goslar, you will find many half-timbered houses and other relicts of our ancestors' architectural achievements. You will also have plenty of time to explore the city on your own.

Day 5: Departure

We wish you a pleasant homeward journey.


This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next steam train tour to Harz Mountains which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team is looking forward to putting together your next steam train tour.

Credits:
Wernigerode Castle © AugustusTours
Brockenbahn © AugustusTours
Quedlinburg Castle © AugustusTours
Goslar, market place with town hall © Goslar Marketing GmbH

 



Contact Person

Frauke Mollée

Frauke Mollée

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip: "Take the chance to visit the railway plant in Wernigerode. It is the heart of the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway. Here you can inspect all locomotives and waggons at close range."

Services

Services included

Basic package for your special interest tour Harz Mountains:
5 days / 4 nights

  • 4 x overnight stay/breakfast in Maritim Hotel in Braunlage, Lower Saxony
  • Guided walking tour of Wernigerode
  • Train ride with Brockenbahn incl. seat reservation
  • Train ride with Selketalbahn from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad incl. seat reservation
  • Ride by funicular from Thale to the Hexentanzplatz
  • Guided walking tour of Quedlinburg
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Goslar
  • Coach transfers
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone service during your group tour

Further suggestions

  • Kyffhäuser Monument, also known as Barbarossa Monument (81 m / 266 ft)
  • Visit Stolberg, the birthplace of Thomas Müntzer, with its castle on a hill
  • Enjoy the Wurmberg's panorama view (971 m / 3,186 ft)
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage mine Rammelsberg near Goslar
  • Excursion to Eisleben to visit the birthplace of Martin Luther and the Monastery St. Mary's of Helfta

Our hotel recommendation

The Maritim Berghotel in Braunlage is located on the edge of the Harz National Park. The comfortable accommodation invites you to relax amidst impressive scenery. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool and an Old English Pub.

Please note: The steam train travel is only offered for groups off 10 people. But we are also offering a similar service for individual travelers or small groups with less than 10 persons. Visit our topic experience travels for private clients and discover our travels about the topic of steam, which are also bookable off one person.

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next steam train tour to Harz Mountains which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team is looking forward to putting together your next steam train tour.


Contact Person

Frauke Mollée

Frauke Mollée

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip: "Take the chance to visit the railway plant in Wernigerode. It is the heart of the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway. Here you can inspect all locomotives and waggons at close range."

Quotes

Prices for services included

This steam train tour "Harz by Steam" is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices depend on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your steam train tour "Harz by Steam" or for other steam train tours in Germany. We are also happy to organize a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!

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Booking inquiry for your steam train tour

Are you a passionate railway enthusiast? Do you enjoy visiting steam locomotive events as well? Then we are pleased about your interest in our individual trips, e.g. to Dresden for the Dresden Steam Engine Festival. Working as an incoming and tour operator in Germany for 20 years now, AugustusTours has become a reliable partner for both groups and clubs as well as for individual travellers wishing to visit Germany.

Booking enquiry for your package tour to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • If you would like to book our package holiday to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival (bookable for individual travellers and small groups) please click here to get to our online booking form. Please note: Only bookable on request!

Inquire a tailor made journey for your group

  • We are happy to set up customized arrangements for clubs and groups of more than 10 persons. Draw inspiration from our group tour proposals, blend them with your own ideas and request a tailor made tour offer for your group!

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