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Harz Narrow Gauge Railways

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.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harzer_Schmalspurbahnen ]

Related: http://www.hsb-wr.de/
Address: Friedrichstraße 151, 38855 Wernigerode
Tags: Wernigerode, Nordhausen, Quedlinburg, Narrow Gauge Railway, Steam Engine Trains


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