The Harz area is a paradise for hikers and adventurous travellers who like to follow the magic paths of witches and forest spirits. Because the deep woods in the Harz Mountains are full of legends and myths which thrill young and older tourists likewise. Even though the overview doesn’t include all the sights and attraction that the Harz region has to offer, it gives you a good overlook of the best sights and destinations which you must see during your stay here.
What are the must-sees in the Harz region?
Exploring the Harz region, you will eventually go visit the mountain Brocken. The highest peak of the Harz Mountains lets the temperature drop and nature unfold in all its powerful greatness. Even if it´s warm and the valleys are green, a sudden snowfall or an ice storm can happen anytime up there. You can explore the Brocken with the Brocken railway or on a long and exhausting hike.
A trip with the Wurmberg cableway in Braunlage should also be part of your agenda. While taking the cableway to the peak of Lower Saxony´s highest mountain you can enjoy the view of the deep valleys. The trail “Baumwipfepfad” in Bad Harzburg and the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz) in Goslar are a popular destination. One of the mystical attractions of the region is the unicorn cave which not only enchants little tourists. History fans should go visit the stave church in Hanenklee: its historical past will give you goose bumps. It is a fact that holidays in the Harz region are ideal for active families and couples. Of course, you can reach most attractions via cableway or HEX (Harz-Berlin-Express) but true beauty lies within the deep forests and scenic valleys which are best to explore on a hike.
Tip: Our hotel Panoramic in Bad Lauterberg is the ideal accommodation for a hiking holiday in the Harz Mountains.
From the fairy ring to the “Rosstrappe”
One of the most-known sights in the Harz area are the fairy ring and the “Rosstrappe” (a 403-metre-high (1,322 ft) granite crag in the Harz mountains). Every year like-minded people meet up in the Walpurgis Night to sit around the bonfire and wait for flyovers of the magical spirits. Even though no witch comes flying over them, visitors can experience a magical flyover themselves. You can cross the deep canyons with the cableway and enjoy an impressive panoramic view. The scenic places Schierke and Wernigerode belong to the popular destinations which you must visit during your stay. Wernigerode fascinates with its medieval charm and harmony which not only impresses wedding couples. Small and cosy restaurants and the medieval market square invite you to take a stroll. A sightseeing tour through the Harz region makes you hungry: Wernigerode is the perfect place to wine and dine.
The Harz area– a place with authentic and historical attractions
The deep and dark forest is the basis for many myths and legends. But it is also the place which enchants you with its scenic stillness and where you can be just by yourself. Cable cars and shuttle services allow you to reach beautiful spots without having to walk all the way (especially the tough parts). Cyclists are also more than welcome in the Harz area. Difficult trails over hills and valleys are waiting for you (you find our hotel arrangement for mountain bikers). The scenic places take you back to medieval times with their architecture and nature opening whole world full of magic and legends for you.