Dampfspektakel Trier 2018

Dampfspektakel Trier 2018

After what seems like the longest wait, Dampfspektakel finally returns to Trier in 2018, with a once-a-decade festival of steam and a fabulous line-up of locomotives converging on Germany's oldest city with a 4-day festival of passenger trains hauled by steam locos galore.

6 days from £999



Friday 27th April 2018



  • Full coverage of the 4 day Dampfspektakel including steam specials

  • Steam along the 17 kms metre gauge Brohltalbahn

  • Steam on the 12 kms standard gauge ‘Kuckuksbähnel’ with photo stop

  • Visit the atmospheric Neustadt steam depot

  • Private tour of DB Museum, Koblenz


Along with lots to interest non-enthusiast partners, including:

  • Scenic rail journeys through rural landscapes

  • Tour is scheduled to coincide with a local Moselle wine festival (to be confirmed)

  • Optional Sightseeing and shopping in historic Trier with its Roman heritage


Also included in your Tour Fare:

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager



We depart London St Pancras International travelling via Brussels to Trier and our hotels. We will have a welcome evening meal at our hotel.



To make maximum use of the 4 day Plandampf event we will be issuing each client with a Freedom Pass covering all zones to enable you to either travel with our Tour Manager on the itinerary we produce for you or to travel independently on specific excursions if you wish. (B)

The event is scheduled to radiate around 7 main routes from Trier, including the lines to Saarbrücken, Luxembourg, Koblenz, and Gerolstein. Amongst the journeys and special attractions we will be looking to include in your itinerary are:

" Trier - Saarbrücken, Trier - Wittlich, Trier - Bullay, Trier - Nenning, Trier - Gerolstein, Trier - Luxembourg, Trier - Koblenz

A day of steam on the metre gauge Brohltalbahn. This 17 kms line known as the Vulkan Express follows a tortuous route across viaducts, steep gradients and tunnels between Engeln and Brohl. Note: the railway is hoping to be running steam along the complete line during the event including the steep section into Engeln and also possibly on the not publicly used section down to the harbour at Brohl Rheinanlagen.

Travel by steam to Saarbrücken then by DB scheduled train to Neustadt to combine a visit to the atmospheric steam depot at Neustadt/Weinstrasse with a steam run on the steeply graded 12 km standard gauge 'Kuckuksbähnel' between Elmstein and Lambrecht, hopefully with the beautiful 1910 Henschel built 89 7159 and heritage coaches.

The current Dampfspektakel locomotive line-up features 8 steam locos including a pair of Pacifics (03 1010 & 01 202) Luxemburg's CFL 5519, Class 18 478, Class 78 468 and three Class 52s. Also scheduled to attend the event are non-steam heritage and diesel electrics including the renowned TEE with locomotive 103.

Private tour of DB Museum, Koblenz



We continue to make best use of our all zones Dampfspektakel ticket that will also include, if required, private connecting transfers between stations to gain the maximum line coverage and, if required, transfers from the station to our city centre hotels.



A reduced Dampfspektakel schedule today allows us to also feature one of the excursions from the list on Day 4.



A reduced Dampfspektakel schedule today allows us to feature more of the excursions from the list on Day 4.



We transfer to the station for our homeward journey, taking the traditional route via Luxemburg to Brussels and onwards via Eurostar to London.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


We have reserved accommodation at a number of quality hotels conveniently located for Trier Hbf and Süd stations, all with private facilities and good reputations. If the Dampfspektakel

timetable requires either early or late starts then private road transport will be provided to and from the stations. Your allocated hotel will be shown on your booking confirmation.



From London St Pancras International


Single Room Supplement



5 nights’ bed & breakfast, 1 evening meal

Standard Class rail travel

4 Day All Zones Dampfspektakel ticket

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Fares based upon sharing a twin-bedded en-suite room; single rooms available for a supplement.



Connecting, flexible travel, return rail tickets – valid on peak trains in to & out of London – from any UK station to London terminal stations, are available from us at special fares.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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