Snowbound Steam in Deepest Germany
By Jack Stacey
6 November 2018
As part of an ongoing series, our content team share their favourite railway experiences in destinations across the world.Read more
Quedlinburg traces its history back as far as the 10th century and was at one time the capital of the Franconian German Empire. It has been a prosperous trading time since the Middle Ages. At the heart of Quedlinburg is its beautifully restored medieval Old Town. The quaint, cobbled streets are lined with immaculate half-timbered buildings and pretty, painted houses.
The quality and sheer number of these restored, half-timbered buildings has seen Quedlinburg awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The Colliegate Church of St Servatius, located in the centre of Quedlinburg, is regarded as a true masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. Considered to be one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, Quedlinburg offers a wealth of history and culture, whilst also having a modern flair and fabulous examples of Art Nouveau architecture.
The Harz Mountains' timeless towns and landscapes are perfect for a taste of Advent tradition in Germany. Our tour visits three Christmas markets, two UNESCO-listed Old Towns and enjoys an exhilarating steam train ride.… see more
6 days from $1,735 ppView tour details >
Join us as we ride on vintage steam trains through wild landscapes and romantic gorges to discover charming towns with timber-framed houses and cobbled lanes. Wernigerode, a beautiful town amidst the mountains, provides an excellent base for this wonderful rail tour.… see more
7 days from $2,615 ppView tour details >
Discover two of Germany's most picturesque regions on this fantastic two-centre tour. We explore the halftimbered villages and stunning peaks of the Harz Mountains by heritage railway before visiting the stunning Rhine Gorge, where the legendary Lorelei Rock still casts its spell.… see more
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