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The Harz Mountains

(Tour code: 17HZS)Experience a one of a kind rail holiday

Travel the Harz Mountains, the highest range in northern Germany, by train on the Brocken and Selketal Railways for scenic journeys through spruce woodland and narrow valleys.


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Tour Highlights
  • Braunlage
  • Goslar including a guided walking tour
  • Wernigerode
  • Journey on the Brocken Railway
  • Quedlinburg
  • Journey on the Selketal Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Day 1

To Braunlage

Meet at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras International taking the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing via Cologne to Hanover by high-speed rail, before transferring by coach to Braunlage.

  • Dinner
Days 2-3


You travel by coach to Goslar, a historic city which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival, you enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, which is home to 1,500 buildings dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. After the revealing tour, you have some free time to continue exploring at your leisure. The next day is at leisure in Braunlage.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
  • Day 3 - Free Day
The Brocken Railway
Day 4

The Brocken Railway

You take a coach to Wernigerode, where you board a steam-hauled train for a trip on the Brocken Railway. Appreciate the scenery on offer as this steam-hauled service slowly climbs to the Brocken summit.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Selketal Railway
Day 5

Quedlinburg and Selketal Railway

Your excursion today is to the beautifully preserved town of Quedlinburg. With hundreds of half-timbered buildings, this alluring town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a delight to explore. You then enjoy a journey on the Selketal narrow-gauge railway, which is operated by steam and diesel engines, and takes us through the beautiful scenery of the Harz Mountains.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Day 6

At leisure in Braunlage

Enjoy another day at leisure in delightful Braunlage. Relax using the hotel's excellent facilities or perhaps explore the nearby region further

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 7

To London

Today you take a coach to Hanover, where you join the high-speed train via Cologne to Brussels. Here you connect with a Eurostar service back to London.

  • Breakfast

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