A ride on the Harzer Schmalspurbahn (HSB) is an absolute must when you are on holiday in the Harz Mountains.
With a total of 140 km, the HSB has the longest related narrow-gauge rail network in Germany. The Harzquerbahn, the Brockenbahn and the Selketalbahn run through the Harz all year round and daily from Wernigerode to the Brocken mountain or to Nordhausen, from the Eisfelder Talmühle via Gernrode to the World Heritage City of Quedlinburg.
On its journey, the HSB crosses unique natural landscapes in the Harz with bizarre rock gorges, mysterious caves, rushing waterfalls and extensive mountain meadows and forests.
In the tourism region Up in the Harz you will find five HSB train stations:
- station Benneckenstein
- station Elend
- station Sorge
- station Hasselfelde
- station Stiege
Our tip for railway fans:
Europe’s smallest reversing loop for a railway is only 400 meters long in Stiege. It was built in 1984.