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Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

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(Tour code: SXW18)

Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey

Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey that travels on three wonderful
heritage railways and discovers elegant Dresden, all from our picture-postcard base in idyllic

  • Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
  • To Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • To Oberweisenthal on the Fichtelbergbahn
  • Guided tour of Moritzburg
  • Guided tours of Dresden
  • Visit to the Berlin TV Tower
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
    Journey on the Fichtelbergbahn
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Visit to the Berlin TV Tower

Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Berlin

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras, where we board the Eurostar to Brussels. From here, we continue to Berlin via Cologne, where we overnight.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Annaberg Buchholz
Annaberg Buchholz

To Annaberg-Buchholz

This morning, we visit Berlin's famous TV tower. After a morning at leisure, we transfer to the station to travel by rail to Dresden, continuing on to our base in the Ore Mountains; Annaberg-Buchholz.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Fichtelbergbahn

Journey on the Fichtelbergbahn

Today, we enjoy the first of our heritage steam-hauled journeys in the breathtaking Ore Mountains, After transferring to Cranzahl, we board the Fichtelbergbahn for a picturesque journey over the Hüttenbachtal Viaduct to Oberweisenthal, the highest town in Germany. Here, you are at leisure to enjoy your quaint surroundings before the return journey. 

Please Note: For departure SXW1803 Days 3 and 4 have swapped. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Loessnitzgrundbahn

Journey on the Lößnitzgrundbahn

Our second heritage railway of the tour awaits today as we journey from Radebuel to Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn, a line that opened in 1884 and still runs smoothly today. We are treated to a guided tour of the Moritzburg, a beautiful Baroque hunting lodge that dates back to 1542.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Dresden in Winter
Dresden in Winter

Annaberg-Buchholz to Dresden

Today, we visit Dresden, the capital of Saxony, where we embark on a guided tour by coach and on foot. Dresden was originally a Slav fishing village, but rose to prominence in 1487 when it became the seat of the Duchy of Saxony. Now, it is a thriving Baroque centre, sometimes referred to as the 'Florence of the Elbe' due to its beautiful architecture.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Weisseritztalbahn

To Kipsdorf on the Weißeritztalbahn

We embark on a journey on the Weißeritztalbahn, a wonderfully nostalgic steam-hauled journey that takes us along the stunning Red Weißeritz valley from Freital- Hainsberg to Kipsdorf. We enjoy some free time here before we go on to visit historic Freiberg.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 7-8 Cologne

Homeward bound

Today, we bid a fond farewell to lovely Annaberg- Buchholz and transfer to Dresden, where we join the train to Cologne. Here, we overnight. On Day 8, we enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Cologne before we rail through to Brussels this afternoon. Here, we board the Eurostar back to London.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation, including 1 outbound overnight stay in Berlin, 5 nights at the 4-Star Traditionshotel Wilder Mann in Annaberg-Buchholz, and 1 inbound overnight stay in Cologne

Delicious meals included

  • 14 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
  • Excursion to Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • To Oberweisenthal on the Fichtelbergbahn
  • Guided tour of Moritzburg
  • Guided tours of Dresden
  • Visit to the Berlin TV Tower

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.


Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Lori Mcclaren
Phil Conde
Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey


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