The Harz Mountains – Excursion tips
The Harz – Resort for nature lovers, hikers, cyclists and bikers
With 10,000 kilometres of designated hiking trails, the Harz Mountains are an ideal area for hikers.The hiking trails are designated and maintained by the Harzklub. Just like hikers, cyclists also get their money’s worth here. The mountain roads, which connect the small Harz villages, attract motorcyclists with their many curves.
Harz National Park
World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains
Several historical testimonies in the Harz Mountains are UNESCO World Heritage Sites; such as the old town of Goslar and the Rammelsberg ore mine, which can be visited today as a mining museum. After this World Heritage Site was recognized by UNESCO, the “Upper Harz Water Management” was added a few years later. This widely ramified unique system of artificially created reservoirs and moats ensured the management of the mines in the Middle Ages. Along the moats in the Upper Harz you can hike well today and also get to know a piece of Harz history.
The city of Quedlinburg with its more than 1400 half-timbered houses is also a World Heritage Site. The more than 1000-year-old city of Quedlinburg lies on the northeastern edge of the Harz Mountains. The Romanesque buildings, half-timbered houses and villas of the Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau periods tell the history and culture of past eras. From Quedlinburg Castle you can enjoy a unique view over the city, in the collegiate church a treasure from the Crusades can be admired.
Adventure and action in the Harz Mountains
The Brocken – highest mountain in the Harz mountains and in northern Germany
Full steam ahead through the mountains
By the way, the trip to the Brocken from each station costs the same money; therefore it does not matter whether you start from Schierke or directly from the main station with us around the corner.