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German Railtours, where and how?


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I've got relatives in Hamburg who I want to go visit next year, but I'd really like to tie it in with a continental Railtour either from Hamburg or a nearby city in the north. I've tried googling, but the language barrier is making things a little tricky. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good, English site, that I can easily see whats on offer. Ideally something very similar to uksteam.info. It has to be steam traction though.

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I can't do an English site, but try http://www.lok-report.de/termine/termine_intro.html then choose the month from the list on the left to see whats on


the VDMT is sort of the equivalent of the Heritage Railway Association as far as I can tell http://www.vdmt.de/ but a number of lines aren't shown, from Hamburg I would suggest that the narrow gauge line on Rugen (including the nearby transport museum at Prora) andBad Doberan are both really worth a day out each.


If you time your visit right, there are likely to be steam specials to the steam event 'Dampf Rundum' at Flensburg http://www.flensburg-tourismus.de/kultur-events/veranstaltungshighlights/dampf-rundum/ which includes steam ships, and traction engines -  I know I've posted these photos before, but...any excuse... :)









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Yes, another vote for Lok Report.  Forthcoming railtours for the next period are listed in the magazine (odd copies are becoming harder to find over here, if you're not a subscriber), but the website is more up do date and covers a wider timescale (rolling annual calendar).


As with the UK, railtours are subject to locomotive availability and service conditions - late running and cancellations can occur.

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