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Vulkan Express

Bahnhof Brohl, Brohl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Journey more interesting than destination

Plan your visit and check times this is a popular trip but only one or two round trips Tues-Sun... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
treadheadd200
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bournemouth
A very pleasant steam crawl. Great for rail enthusiasts.

Not quite sure how much fun the ladies in general got out of it though. We were lucky to get it... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2016
Tony36
,
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
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Aug 1, 2017
“Journey more interesting than destination”
Jul 7, 2016
“A very pleasant steam crawl. Great for rail enthusiasts.”
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Bahnhof Brohl, Brohl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Plan your visit and check times this is a popular trip but only one or two round trips Tues-Sun Well worth it as train climbs slowly through lovely wooded valley. Watch as train crew stop traffic for train to cross road. Travel in wooden coaches...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Not quite sure how much fun the ladies in general got out of it though. We were lucky to get it steam hauled and to be fair there was plenty of interest lineside. When you have to return on the same train and only get...More

Thank Tony36
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

We went on the Vulkan Express as part of our holiday tour and it proved to be a very relaxing, enjoyable, fun ride! An added bonus, the 7 of us had an entire carriage to ourselves! The staff were very friendly and pleasant - they...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

The journey up to Engeln is quite interesting, but once at the top its rather disappointing with no spectacular view at all, after the long climb. For the rail enthusiast, it can also be disappointing if your journey is without the steam engine, as many...More

Thank philb07
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you like a scenic heritage line stick to the UK where you will be hauled by a vintage steam engine and not by a diesel that is the regular performer on the Vulkan Express

Thank Roy R
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

One and a half hours each way at a very slow pace, no great sights on the way up, nothing to see when you finally arrive. There was a nice looking cafe at the end of the line but you didn't have enough time to...More

Thank _hawkins8a
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

Starting off in Brohl is the Vulkan Express opened in 1901 is on of the few remaining narrow gauge railway travelling through the beautiful Eifel Mountains passing hot springs. 67 m above sea level is the headquarters of the railway with its picturesque small station...More

2  Thank Jacqui C
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Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Short walk from the mainline station , extremely friendly staff who showed us round the workshops. Small shop at the station selling ices drinks & souvenirs . The ride on the train up a steep valley in coaches with verandas is rather pleasant . At...More

Thank Graham M
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Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a small heritage railway situated in the Rhine Valley, based in Brohl, 2 minutes from the main railway station. It goes to Engeln, taking approx, 1 hour 30 minutes, 17 klm.It is great for steam enthusiasts, because of the winding nature of the...More

1  Thank steamermike
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Reviewed April 28, 2015

We liked going on the train, enjoying the nature and having a drink. To bad the steamtrain was under contstruction in the summer of 2014, so we will be back to really enjoy the steamtrain experience :-) We do recommend 1st class tickets, since your...More

1  Thank MarlijnP
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