You will never find more magic place in Europe than the Harz - a fantastic region of North Germany, which is situated on the territory of Lower Saxony and Saxony Anhalt. The region is famous for rich deposits of silver, a great number of mines, and mystic legends. Nowadays, the Harz became a popular place for tourists; different kind of excursions and cultural events are held here.
The Harz is the National Park that was founded in 1990 and includes the Brocken Mountain, and the other central parts of the massif.
The Harz is a true wonderland in the middle of Europe
For everyone, who comes to the Harz for holidays, we recommend getting the HarzCard, which allows you to have a free entry to more than 120 museums, castles, thermal springs, zoos, and many other places of interest. There are two options of the card: the 48-hour adult HarzCard will cost you 29 Euro, and the child card (5-14 years old) -19 Euro, while the four-day card for adults you can purchase at the price of 51 Euro, and the four-day child card – 31 Euro. Children who do not reach the age of 5 years old get the Bambino HarzCard for free.
|the 48-hour adult HarzCard||29 Euro|
|child card (5-14 years old)||19 Euro||children under 5 years old get the Bambino HarzCard for free|
|four-day card for adults||51 Euro|
|four-day child card||31 Euro||children under 5 years old get the Bambino HarzCard for free|
The Harz has become one of the most popular places for both summer and winter vacation for tourists from Europe. Here you will find a great variety of tourist routes, cultural events, and many fine hotels, boarding houses, and rooms. The health industry is developing rapidly in the region, hundreds of local hotels offer not only a qualitative accommodation but also different health and wellness programs for body and mind. Various types of massages, saunas, spa, and relaxing procedures – all this you will find almost in every hotel of the Harz, the oasis of tranquility and invigoration.
The area of wellness centers and relaxing procedures.
The therapeutical baths and other wellness procedures are offered in Bad Suderode and Bad Gandersheim. Several small cozy hotels are concentrated here, most of them are three and four-star rating. The average price for the night is about 80 Euro.
Planning a trip, we wish to take as much as possible from our vacation. Going to the new places, we usually leave more time on observation of the local attractions to get new emotions and useful information. The area is full of tourists all the year round, and the Harz’s hotels offer many tempting services, which are worth to be experienced. With HotelFriend you can plan your holiday in the Harz to details booking any desired hotel facilities or procedures beforehand not paying any additional costs. The application gives you a possibility to get more at the price for the overnight stay. Design your accommodation with us to get more from your vacation in the region of Harz.
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Those who prefer museums and sights to sauna and spa relaxation will never be bored in the Harz. You can find many cultural attractions in the medieval timbered towns, such as Quedlinburg and Goslar. The travelers can visit the ancient mines, which are the mining museums nowadays, and explore the stalactites caves of Rübeland. There is a unique high-mountain botanical garden Brockengarten, where you can get by a local locomotive. You should also take a ride on the Harzer Schmalspurbahn narrow-gauge railway, running for more than 130 km, which will take you to the highest railway station in Germany – to the Brocken Mountain.
The Harz is a goldmine of the historical attractions.
The Harz is interesting in both winter and summer. It is a place of unique natural reserve: a beautiful combination of mountains, rivers and lakes, primeval forests and wild meadows that became a home for many species of animals. The National Park of Harz occupies about ten percent of the Harz Mountains area – a genuine treasure of Saxony.
However, the Harz is not limited just with its natural wealth. There are several authentic sights, which are included into UNESCO World Heritage: the Collegiate Church of St. Servatius in the old town of Quedlinburg; Lutherstadt Eisleben (the town where Martin Luther was born), the mines of Rammelsberg; the Upper Harz Water Management System; and the town of Goslar.
The historical churches, monasteries, and castles will make you return to the great historical past of the region.
The town of Wernigerode is the most popular spot for tourists in the region. Wernigerode is a truly fabulous place, which is famous for its Town Hall with ornamental decorations, the Wernigerode Castle (founded in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 19th century), and its medieval fantastic houses. This wonderful town proposes a wide variety of hotel accommodation at any taste. The three-, four-, and five-star rating hotels can be found in the town. The prices for the overnight stay start from 65 Euro for two persons.
At the beginning of autumn, it is worth to visit the town of Seesen, where, on the first Sunday of September, the locals celebrate Sehusa-Fest, the biggest medieval holiday in Germany, where the citizens of the town dress up as knights, princesses, and miners. The tourists have a possibility to observe the knight tournaments, watch the instruments of the medieval tortures, and see the old crafts.
The Harz is the region with plenty things to see and to do. The diversity of recreation possibilities here amazes by its richness. First of all, the Harz is the number one place for long-distance hiking (in any season, actually) with different routes to explore. Take a tour to the highest point of the Harz – the Brocken Mountain, where even Goethe drew inspiration for his great works! Actually, the Mountain also arouses the great interest because of its unusual climate, which corresponds neither the local climate nor the height of the mountain.
However, the most exciting and one of the longest hiking tour (where you cross the Brocken Mountain, the National Park of the Harz, and towns shrouded in mystery) is called Harzer-Hexen-Stieg. The trail stretches from Osterode to Thale – experience the path to explore the enigmatic world of the region.
The legends say about the witches' Sabbath on the Brocken Mountain during Walpurgis nights.
For those who prefer challenging types of activities, we recommend experiencing mountain biking in the Harz. The cyclists note that the local slopes perfectly suit for this kind of sport, where you will find the easy short trails, as well as complicated long tracks, but be sure, the impressions are guaranteed!
Walk the paths of the Grimm brothers’ fairytales at the Märchenwald Park or spend an active day at the Skyrope-Park in Bad Harzburg. In Thale, you can experience the breathtaking ride on the chairlift, and visit the enchanting witch’s house. The Harz is an ideal place for the family holiday where a person of any age can find an interest at his taste.
During the winter season, when the mountains are covered with snow, you can make a cross-country skiing or walk in the woods, or get down the mountains on ski, snowboard, or sled. There are slopes for both professional skiers and beginners, and, moreover, at night, some slopes are illuminated, so you can enjoy skiing day and night. On the top of the hills, there are some restaurants that offer wonderful dishes and snacks together with hot tasty warming beverages for the vacationists.
The Harz offers a great number of different vacation ski resorts, such as Wurmberg, Bad Lauterberg, Bocksberg, and many others. Plan your holiday to the local ski resorts in advance, as the hotels are full during the high season, and get the most reasonable prices for accommodation in a fabulous place.
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