• Duration: 8 days
  • Location: Germany
  • Available Seat: available
  • Price: 610

February 2016 – “Harz” and “Rodelblitz Express”

Although the narrow gauge railways in the former East Germany are rightly popular with tourists, most of them are regularly used by the local people as well, which probably makes them unique in the world. The planned itinerary for the February tour mirrors that which was operated in 2013, in Harz-wintercopy_000association with the Warwickshire Railway Society. The price is based upon DB Saver fares, which are available in limited numbers, and will therefore be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. When the quota of seats at that fare are exhausted, higher prices may apply. There will also be an air option (ex-London or ex-Birmingham, both with Lufthansa) at similar prices – again, best price will be quoted at the time you book. Click this link for a short video of our steam train to the Brocken!


Traveling Plan:

Germany – February 2016

Day 1

Dep. London St. Pancras 10:58 to Brussels (arr. 14:05) and connect with ICE17 at 14:25 to Frankfurt (M) Flughafen (arr. 17:26) and on with IC2257 at 18:11 to Gotha (arr. 20:23)
Overnight Gotha.

Day 2

Ride on Thüringen Waldbahn (2½ hours approx) before departure on local rail service to Nordhausen for 12:46 railcar to Wernigerode arr. 16:52 after changing at Eisfelder to steam haulage (n.b. Brocken can also be included if desperate!) Overnight and next 3 nights at Hotel Alt Wernigeroder Hof (B&B)

Day 3, 4, 5
Days free for travel and photography on HSB, plus buses on complimentary tickets.
Day 6
Leave Wernigerode by 14:55 steam service to Nordhausen, thence by local train to Eisenach - Intercity Hotel 2 nights' B&B.
Day 7 (Sun.)
"Rodelblitz Express" Eisenach-Arnstadt and return to Loco.
Day 8 (Mon.)

Depart Eisenach 07:49 - Arr. Frankfurt Flughafen 09:49;
Dep. 10:32 for Brussels Midi - Arr. 13:35;
Dep. 14:56 Eurostar - Arr. London St. Pancras 15:57.

Expected tour price:
With 7 nights’ hotel accommodation on bed/breakfast basis: £610 (single room supplement £100);
Includes visit fees, all travel and local taxes.
FIP’s and independent travellers (travelling to/from and within Germany) deduct £160.