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We enjoyed the train journey, climbing slowly uphill. There was a good view of Burg Olbrueck and miles of countryside. Soft drinks and beer on sale from a trolley, no toilets but a break at one of the halts.
Sold to us as part of the "Great little trains of the Rhine" package by Arena Travel and while it was an OK little trip up the valley with some nice views it has little more than that to recommend it. Pictures in brochures suggesting...More
This was part of our holiday tour so the train had been brought down to the main station otherwise it is a few minutes walk away. The train consists of one 1st class and one 2nd class carriage plus an open truck, which is only...More
Plan your visit and check times this is a popular trip but only one or two round trips Tues-Sun Well worth it as train climbs slowly through lovely wooded valley. Watch as train crew stop traffic for train to cross road. Travel in wooden coaches...More
Not quite sure how much fun the ladies in general got out of it though. We were lucky to get it steam hauled and to be fair there was plenty of interest lineside. When you have to return on the same train and only get...More
We went on the Vulkan Express as part of our holiday tour and it proved to be a very relaxing, enjoyable, fun ride! An added bonus, the 7 of us had an entire carriage to ourselves!
The staff were very friendly and pleasant - they...More
The journey up to Engeln is quite interesting, but once at the top its rather disappointing with no spectacular view at all, after the long climb. For the rail enthusiast, it can also be disappointing if your journey is without the steam engine, as many...More
One and a half hours each way at a very slow pace, no great sights on the way up, nothing to see when you finally arrive.
There was a nice looking cafe at the end of the line but you didn't have enough time to...More
Starting off in Brohl is the Vulkan Express opened in 1901 is on of the few remaining narrow gauge railway travelling through the beautiful Eifel Mountains passing hot springs. 67 m above sea level is the headquarters of the railway with its picturesque small station...More