Tour for Rail Buffs

A Railfan's Trip to Germany, May 22 to June 6, is a 15-night tour conducted by the Society of International Railway Travelers that will feature a range of rail trips from high-speed to steam. Cities to be visited include Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Leipzig, Bochum, Chemnitz, Wernigerode, and Utrecht, Netherlands.

Among the rail journeys are Germany's new 205 mph Cologne to Frankfurt ICE3; an ascent via steam train and traditional wagons to northern Germany's highest summit, the Brocken; the narrow gauge Selketalbahn in the Harz Mountains, and a 1900-vintage country local near Dresden.

Tour cost is $3320 per person double occupancy and includes first-class hotels, most meals, private guides for a variety of museum and city tours, public transport cards, entrance fees, private group transfers, and the services of a full-time tour leader, Werner Schorn, a retired official of the Germany Federal Railway. Not included in the price are rail passes and trans-Atlantic air. Contact: 800-478-4881, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

March 2003