One of the fun things we did in Germany is take a short excursion on the Harzer Schmalspur Bahn, a narrow gauge railroad running through the Harz Mountains. The tourist train is an hour and a half run up to Brocken, the highest point in the Harz mountains. The fun thing is you get to take one of their restored steam trains. It's not often you see a fleet of 25 steam trains working every day. Other tourists liked the trains, too.
HSB GmbH seems quite serious. It's not just a tourist rail - it's also the most direct route through the Harz mountains, Deutsche Bahn doesn't serve it. The mountains are beautiful, full of hiking trails and forests.
  2004-06-27 21:51 Z