Well-known amongst European railfans: the narrow gauge Harzer Schmalspur Bahnen. A large network of lines in the beautifull Harz mountains, right at the former frontier between West and East Germany. We spent our recent summer vacation in this region and of course, we had to visit one of most famous parts of the network: the line from the old medieval town Wernigerode till the mountain Brocken, once a military outpost of the communist regime. I have made a lot of shots of the steamtrains, but also a few shots of regular passenger trains riding on normal gauge. But the steamers are the most important part of the short movie I have made.