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Harz Mountains Tours by Rail

With its stunning peaks, wild landscapes and dramatic gorges, the beautiful Harz Mountains region is one of the finest in Germany. Nestled amongst some of the country's highest mountains, the tranquil area has remained relatively undiscovered; on our Harz Mountains tours we explore this marvellous place where time seems to have stood still - making its beautiful, historic towns a delight to discover.

We have a selection of holidays in the Harz Mountains, which run in both summer and winter - the region is truly a year-round destination. The exact excursions can vary according to the season, but all will take in the region's standout attractions. These include the town of Goslar, an atmospheric UNESCO World Heritage site crammed full of timber-framed houses dating back to the 16th century. Excursions also visit places such as Quedlinburg, a beautifully preserved town with a mighty 10th century castle and Romanesque architecture.

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The Harz Mountains
4.5 stars(23 reviews)
2023JanFeb
7 days from
£1,295 pp
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
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4.4 stars(53 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
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Harz Mountains and Rhine Gorge
19/Oct
C Kear
4 stars
“Two very different areas each beautiful in its own way. Assmannshausen has no shops apart from one which only sells wine and ice cream. If you need water you need to go to the boat office on the river. Be aware that the chair lift is cash only. Stunning scenery on the Rhine and very relaxing just watching the world go by. Overall a very good holiday but Assmannshausen hotel not up to GRJ's usual standard.
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The Harz Mountains in Winter
29/Mar
Richard from Berkshire
4 stars
“If you like Steam Trains and Snow this is an amazing trip. Many Steam Train trips. But Clip on studs that go over your shoes ie 'Crampons' should have been recommended for the top of 'The Brocken' as it can be treacherously icy. We saw many falls. The surrounding towns has some wonderful buildings and appears almost desolate. Very little is in English so you may need to rely on a guide, especially in restaurants. The escort was wonderfully organised and most necessary, especially with organisation and signage as despite what we think the train services in Europe are not too different to ours regarding efficiency and sometimes very much worse. Also having a central point/hotel in Wernigerode from which to explore the area meant we only had to unpack once to enjoy all the different trips. Being old we were surprised to find we could manage much of what was available to see and the guide took care to ensure we were catered for. You can very much imagine it was still part of Eastern Germany when it was controlled by Russia. Strongly recommended. Without a professional guide we would have missed a lot.
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Harz Mountains Christmas Markets
29 Dec 2021
Cliff Bolding
4 stars
“Very well organised, only spoilt by German trains not adhering to the timetables and the closure of Markets, both out of GRJ control.
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In addition to the historic towns, our Harz Mountains tours also explore its dense steam railway network; another aspect that makes the area seem like time has stood still. Many steam-powered lines are in daily use, serving the communities amongst the Harz's undulating forests and crystal-clear lakes - and in a number of places, these charming railways run right along a town's main street. We enjoy journeys through the Upper Harz National Park on the Selketal Railway, and to the summit of Brocken on the Brocken Railway.

Whichever season you decide to visit, you can be assured that your Harz Mountains tour includes a nice amount of leisure time for you to enjoy exploring around your base in Wernigerode at you own pace. As each of the holidays also includes the services of a professional Tour Manager throughout, in addition to many meals and return rail travel on Europe's efficient high-speed rail network, you are bound to find a rail holiday to the Harz Mountains that suits your every requirement.