Christmas Market - Wernigerode

99-5902 at Eisfelder Talmuhle on the Harz Railway - © Mike Steadman
Wernigerode Castle in winter - © ohenze/shutterstock
Wernigerode Christmas Lights and City Hall - © ohenze/shutterstock
Wernigerode Town Hall in Winter

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the Christmas charms of medieval Wernigerode
  • 3-day pass to travel on the Harz Railway
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage town Quedlinburg
  • Lots of traditional gifts and foodstuff to enjoy and buy
  • Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket to explore further afield on day 6
  • Overnight in Cologne outbound and on return
  • 8 days from £1,155pp
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Tour Dates:
Saturday 9 December to Saturday 16 December 2017

Our Christmas market tour combines the enchanting medieval beauty of Wernigerode with the fabulous Harz Mountain Railway. Combine festive shopping with steam train rides through the beautiful countryside.


Day 1 – To Cologne

Lunchtime Eurostar from London to Brussels where we connect onto a high speed train to Cologne. Our hotel for the first night is nestled between the cathedral and the river.

Day 2 – Arrive Wernigerode

Taking a morning train via Hannover we travel to Wernigerode. Transfer to the Travel Charme Gothisches Haus, our hotel for the next 5 nights.

Days 3 to 5 – Harz Railway

We have included a 3-day rover pass to explore the 140km Harz narrow gauge railway.  Recommended journeys on the Harz Railway include a steam trip to the top of the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountain range. Or visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Quedlinburg and experience its medieval cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and wonderful town square glistening with festive decorations. Your tour leader will be on hand to assist with timetable planning to make the most of the days here and will check the weather forecast to advise on the best day to make the ascent up the Brocken.

Day 6 – Free to Explore

A free day in Wernigerode to visit the wonderful Christmas market. The heart of Wernigerode, around its 15th Century Town Hall, is a majestic backdrop for the many Christmas stalls selling traditional gifts and delicious foodstuff. For those wanting to travel further afield to explore more of the region we have included a Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket valid for all regional trains in the country.

Day 7 – Return via Cologne

We travel back to Cologne via Hannover for our final nights stay.

Day 8 – Arrive Home

After a leisurely breakfast we take the direct ICE service along the high speed line to Brussels where we make a change on to the Eurostar to London. Arrive back in London mid afternoon.

Tour Route

Tour route map

Selected Hotels

Mondial am Dom, Cologne

Travel Charme Gothisches Haus, Wernigerode

Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Standard class rail to and from Wernigerode
  • 3-day Harz Rover Ticket
  • Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket for unlimited travel on regional trains on day 6
  • Transfers as stated
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £1,155
Single room supplement: £280
Deposit for this holiday: £100
Due to a change in currency rates a surcharge has been applied to this tour. Please refer to clause 4 of our Booking Conditions. The surcharge is as follows:   
Escorted holiday: £16.50
Single room supplement: £15.74
Rates of exchange used are as at 1st May 2017

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