Wernigerode Travel Tip:
Harz Narrow Gauge Railways
The Brocken train near the summit
The Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (Harzer Schmalspurbahnen), or HSB is a network of narrow gauge railways in the Harz mountains. It connects the principal cities of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg and several smaller towns in the area with about 140 kilometers of track, much of which is steeply graded and picturesque. The most popular destination on the network is the Brocken, an old Soviet listening post on top of the tallest peak in the Harz mountains, accessed by a spiral railway line, the Brocken Railway. The railway is notable for running a significant number of its trains with steam haulage, mostly employing 1950's vintage 2-10-2 tank locomotives, hauling traditional open-platform bogie carriages.
Fares range from 8 € to 23 € depending on age and length of journey. Check the website for time tables.
Address: Friedrichstraße 151, 38855 Wernigerode
Tags: Wernigerode, Nordhausen, Quedlinburg, Narrow Gauge Railway, Steam Engine Trains
Location of Harz Narrow Gauge Railways
More Wernigerode Travel Tips
Situated on the scenic German Timber Frame Road in Saxony Anhalt, Wernigerode commands a lovely spot on the Holtemme River on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains. The city is known throughout the region for its brandy, lager, cigars, and dyes. Wernigerode…
Related: Wernigerode travel guide
Where to stay in Wernigerode?
We have a collection of charming and inviting vacation rentals in Wernigerode.
Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!
We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.
Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!
Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details