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Vulkan Express

The 11-mile line between Brohl and Engeln first opened in 1901. Although it offered rail services from its opening year, the narrow-gauge railway always relied more heavily of freight traffic. It was when the freight services dwindled that the line was forced to close in 1961.

Shortly after the closure, a group of enthusiasts set about preserving the railway. It was at about this time that its appeal as a passenger railway was promoted, given that the route passes through volcanic rock formations and past fairytale castles.

After extensive work, particularly on the Tönissteiner Viaduct, the Vulkan Express re-opened to passengers in 1977, and has remained a tourist favourite ever since.

We’ve found 3 tours for you matching: Vulkan Express

Christmas in the Moselle Valley

Explore Trier Christmas market on a festive escape in the idyllic Moselle Valley. Sip delicious local wines, soak up the scenery of the Rhine on a boat trip, and journey on a nostalgic heritage railway.

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7 days from £949 pp

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Rhine Christmas Markets & The Vulkan Express

Discover the splendid Christmas markets of the Rhineland and indulge in some festive retail therapy in the most beautiful towns of the region.

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New Year in the Rhine Valley

Join us as we enjoy celebrating the festive season in the riverside town of Koblenz with trips amidst the vineyards, ruined castles and medieval towns.

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