Christmas Market – Wernigerode

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the Christmas charms of medieval Wernigerode
  • 3-day pass to travel on the Harz Railway
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage town Quedlinberg
  • Lots of traditional gifts and foodstuff to enjoy and buy
  • German Rail Pass for unlimited travel whilst in Germany
  • Overnight in Cologne outbound and on return
  • 8 days from £1,510
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Tour Dates:
Saturday 3 December to Saturday 10 December 2022

Our Christmas market tour this year visits the Harzerschmalspurbahnen in Wernigerode. Always a favourite amongst Ffestiniog Travellers, the meter gauge railway is operating a full steam service throughout our stay.  Enjoy festive shopping alongside scenic steam train rides.


Day 1 – To Cologne

Mid-morning Eurostar from London to Brussels where we connect onto a high speed train to Cologne. Our hotel for the first night is found within the station building.

Day 2 – Arrive Wernigerode

Taking a morning train via Hannover, we travel to Wernigerode. Transfer to the Weisser Hirsch, 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 glisten with festive decorations and fun. 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 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 German Rail pass valid for the whole of Germany for the duration of your stay.

Day 7 – Return via Cologne

We travel back to Cologne via Hannover for our final night’s stay.

Day 8 – Arrive Home

After a leisurely breakfast we take the direct ICE 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

Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne

Weisser Hirsch, Wernigerode

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Standard class rail to and from Wernigerode
  • 3-day Harz Rover Ticket
  • German Rail Pass
  • 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: £1,510
Single room supplement: £305
Deposit for this holiday: £100

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