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FT Traveller Captures Germany’s Heritage Railways

Ffestiniog Travel once again invites you to enjoy yet another wonderful photo review of one of our recent escorted rail tours by blogger Vince Chadwick. If you enjoyed Vince’s review of his previous Ffestiniog Travel tour to Ireland you will not be disappointed by his bird’s eye view and informed commentary of our Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany tour in July 2016.

This is a Connoisseur tour for rail enthusiasts, but you will see from Vince’s photos that the scenery and places visited will appeal to many travellers who enjoy train journeys and the camaraderie among the group is clear to see, with one image captioned ‘Happy folk after a really great holiday’.

The blog on the Vince’s World website takes you on a journey through East Germany’s surviving local railways which thrived during the Cold War, travelling through stunning scenery and interesting towns and cities.

Vince’s photo blog features images and video footage of no less than seven narrow gauge steam railways including the Weisseritztalbahn, Lobnitzgrundbahn, Zittau line, Fichtelbergbahn, Mecklenburgische Baderbahn (better known as the Molli), Rugensche Baderbahn railway and finally the Harz Mountain network. With stays in Dresden, Stralsund, Wernigerode and Wuppertal this rail holiday explores a very scenic route through Germany’s former Communist Bloc. Maps of railway routes are also included, providing a very comprehensive overview of one of our most popular tours.

In his summing up Vince ends his review with the words:

‘Another superb holiday, with great company. I wonder if we'll meet up again on another of these adventures?’

For those who are tempted to experience his last adventure Ffestiniog Travel will return to Germany for another Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany tour in September 2017. Full itinerary details will be available in September 2016 but if you would like to register your interest now contact us on 01766 77 2030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to see Vince’s picture blog.

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