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Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland

An adventure to warm your Harz! Experience spectacular winter scenery in Germany's timeless Harz Mountains, journey through beautiful snow dusted forests on exhilarating steam-hauled rides, and travel on a unique suspension monorail. Marvel at breathtaking panoramic views, visit picturesque medieval towns with fantastic half-timbered houses, and enjoy free time to relax and explore the quaint town of Wernigerode.

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7 days from £1395



Monday 10 February 2025

Monday 10 March 2025



  • Journey on the unique suspension monorail in Wuppertal

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Goslar

  • Experience an exhilarating steam-hauled journey up the Brocken Mountain

  • Marvel at the panoramic views at the impressive summit of the Brocken

  • Travel to the beautiful half-timbered town of Quedlinburg, a former imperial capital

  • Steam on the narrow-gauge Selketalbahn Railway

  • Enjoy free time in the quaint Harz town of Wernigerode


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 6 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar, speeding across Kent and towards France. Our Eurostar terminates at Brussels, where we change onto the German rail system, reaching our hotel in Wuppertal, the Fleming's Express Hotel, for one night.



Today we journey on the unique 'Schwebebahn' suspended monorail - Wuppertal's landmark. The railway dates from the early 1900's and floats high above the River Wupper covering 20 stations (only 4 of which run above solid ground!). Afterwards, we will rejoin the German rail network continuing to Hannover and onwards to Wernigerode, where our hotel for five nights is the HKK Hotel.

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Our excursion today takes us by regional railway to the historic and charming town of Goslar, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site boasting more than 1,500 exceptionally well-preserved half-timbered buildings. We enjoy a guided walking tour through this former Free Imperial Town which became the seat of the German Emperor, learning of the 1000-year history and discovering the many crooked, cobble-stoned streets in the gorgeous Old Town with its fascinating atmosphere of liveliness coupled with peacefulness.

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Today we journey to our second UNESCO World Heritage Site at Quedlinburg which is widely considered one of the best examples of a medieval town and the Collegiate Church, which overlooks the town, is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. From Quedlinburg we take the narrow-gauge Selketalbahn through the romantic Selke Valley and wintry forests to Alexisbad where we will settle into the cosy atmosphere of a local gasthaus to enjoy a light lunch before making the return journey.

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This morning, we enjoy an exhilarating ride aboard the Brockenbahn, a steam-hauled journey from Wernigerode through wintry landscapes up to the highest peak of the Harz region. At 1,125m altitude, Brocken Station is the highest narrow-gauge station in Germany and offers a breathtaking panorama of the Harz National Park. We enjoy these beautiful views from the warmth of the restaurant before returning to Wernigerode.

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After breakfast, we enjoy the day at leisure in Wernigerode and have the chance to explore this pleasant Harz town, affectionately referred to as the 'Pearl of the Harz', with its attractive market square and picturesque town hall. We can stroll around this quaint town with its timber-framed houses or take a trip up the hill to Wernigerode Castle, a stunning and romantic castle in the baroque style of architecture. A fond favourite of the Railtrail Tour Managers is Bar Altora, located near to the railway station, which has a miniature railway that delivers your drink to your table... a perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon!

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Day 7

Bidding farewell to Wernigerode, we return via Hannover and Cologne to Brussels where we will join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Fleming’s Express Hotel, Wuppertal

This modern hotel puts you right in the centre of Wuppertal, close to the main railway station and just a short walk from the Schwebebahn ‘dingle-dangle railway’, providing a bar, restaurant, and a fitness centre. The comfortable bedrooms offer air-conditioning, a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.


HKK Hotel, Wernigerode

This stylish hotel is ideally positioned close to the historic old town centre and the Wernigerode narrow-gauge railway station. The hotel offers culinary delights from all over the world in the buffet restaurant, refreshing drinks in the relaxing Berliner Ziller bar plus a sauna, gym, and jacuzzi. The modern bedrooms provide a private bathroom with a shower or bath, hairdryer, and a flat screen TV.



From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to/from Germany, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


First Class rail travel to/from Germany, including Standard Premier Eurostar


Join at Wuppertal & Leave at Wernigerode


Single Traveller Supplement



6 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Germany in the class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Tour Base Tour Base (Join & Leave at Hotel)
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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