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Borkumer Kleinbahn

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Address: Georg-Schuette-Platz 8, 26757 Borkum, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4922 3090
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 08:30
13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 07:30
10:00 - 14:00

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Historic transport!

The narrow gauge train has a purpose in that it takes poeple to and from the ferry terminal and the town thus helping to keep parts of the islan car free. It may be emphasised... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The narrow gauge train has a purpose in that it takes poeple to and from the ferry terminal and the town thus helping to keep parts of the islan car free. It may be emphasised that this is transport and whilst picturesque the trains are not often steam-hauled. That said the ride is interesting from a sightseeing perspective. The trains... More 

Thank davyb1944
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a door to door free antique train service from the harbour to the town center. Super charming and this is a really special way to welcome the visitors to this island. Keep up the tradition!

Thank Canvas M
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I enjoy every single moment I spend there ....it was like being in an old movies..so charming romantic and awesome..... seeing the nature while enjoying this lovely spirit of old times

Thank Doaa E
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

a nice historic trainride that is included in the boat ticket. Very fun and relaxing way to get to and from the ferry.

Thank russian_nomad
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

A lovely trip from the ferry to the centre of Borkum. The only thing is the timing in the mornings is a bit off when trying to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Thank Bettinak_5
Hannover, Germany
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Perfect transportation to and from Bay, to City Center Borkum. You be crazy not to use it! They coming the times with the Ferry, so it can get quite full! Get there early if you can to get a seat! ,

Thank loversofhiking
Groningen, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Makes easy to find the way from boat to the center of Borkum. Is free of use (price for train is included in ferry-ticket price). The vagons are the same like in the beginning of 1900, with beautiful polished wooden seats. A short trip that brings smile on your face.

Thank lorena2011
Conegliano, Italy
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Check the timetable and be there in time, because the departure from the village is phased with the ferry departure!!

Thank bobsardo
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

It was free to use it and they took our bicycles on board too, helpful and free of charge. Nice ride, especially welcome in foul weather. Train takes you straight from the ferry into the middle of town.

2 Thank kaaljkmn
Taunusstein, Germany
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

A great way to get from the Ferry terminal to central Borkum. The train is included in the price of your ferry or ferry/train ticket from Emden.

2 Thank wrmdispatcher

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