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Together the Brocken Railway (Brockenbahn), the Selke Valley Railway (Selketalbahn) and the Trans-Harz Railway (Harzquerbahn) form the 140-kilometer long network between Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg. These mostly steam-powered trains run daily and offer a nostalgic journey through the beautiful Harz landscape. Enjoy one of the last great steam adventures in the world!
The Brocken Railway is probably the flagship of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways. Almost every hour during the day, the steam locomotives climb the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains and thus ensure a comfortable ascent to the legendary summit. Combine the experience of the steam train with a hike; a visit to the Brocken House or the Brocken Mountain Garden make the summit experience complete. By the way: With the 4-day HarzCard, you can ride the Brocken Railway free of charge.
From Quedlinburg or Gernrode, the Selke Valley Railway starts on an impressive tour into the scenic Selke Valley. The steepest section of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway is on this route. Both steam locomotives and multiple-unit train are used here for the journeys, as is the case with the Trans-Harz Railway. This connects the north with the south Harz, and runs from Wernigerode via Drei Annen Hohne, Benneckenstein and Ilfeld to Nordhausen.
Holidaymakers in Blankenburg (Harz) can take the HATIX to Wernigerode by bus for free.