And not just any train! We are referring to the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, one of the most popular attractions in the Harz region. It is a network of 140 km railways, connecting the principal cities and offering one of the very few possibilities of going to the top of the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz.
Lars and I have had doubts of taking this steam train. We usually stay far away from popular/touristic attractions and places. Moreover, from no matter what station you take the train to the Brocken, the price of the ticket is the same and it’s quite high. A return ticket costs € 32.00.
So why did we change our minds? Because, according to a lot of websites, it’s quite a thrilling experience. We had seen pictures and somehow we knew we simply had to do it. Besides, I had never taken a steam train before.
So, on Monday morning – 30 December 2013 – we found ourselves at the station of the Drei-Annen-Hohne. And we were not the only ones!
Around 11.15 am, we were finally in the train! It takes about 30 minutes to reach the top of the mountain.
I made some short videos as well. Check them out on our YouTube Channel!