The Harz offers a lot of possibilities to relax or to be active. Next to that there are a lot of sights to be seen.
For example; did you know that the Harz has 4 locations listed on the Unesco World Heritage List? Or that in the Harz the authentic steam trains run all year round? Below you will a selection of trips you can make.

Goslar, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode

These beautifull cities are worth a visit. Let the beauty and history of these cities suprise you. Goslar and Quedlinburg are even on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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GOSLAR QUEDLINBURG WERNIGERODE

Watch tower Josephscross, Stolberg

On the Auermountain in the south-Harz, you will find the Josephscross. People say it is the biggest iron double cross of the world. When the weather is good, you can see the Brocken and even the Inselmountain in the Thüringer Forest.

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Watch tower Josephscross

The Harzer Schmalspurbahnen

What actually can not be missed during your holiday, is a trip with the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (narrow gauge railroad). Take a trip to the top of the Brocken or to the city of Wernigerode. Very impressive. 

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HARZER SCHMALSPURBAHNEN

The Brocken Mountain

The Brocken Mountain is with 1142 meter the highest mountain of northern Germany. This mountain is famous for its myths and legends and the opera 'Faust' from the writer Goethe. 

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HARZER SCHMALSPURBAHNEN

The Rappbode valley dam

The Rappbode valley dam is 415 meter lang and with its height of 106 meter it is the heighest dam of Germany. Let they tell you all about it at the information point on top of the dam or take a guided tour through the inside of the dam.

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The Rappbode valley dam

Monastery town Walkenried

Monastery town Walkenried dates back to 1085 and since 2001 it is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Also by this, the monatery town is a beloved place for pilgrims and it attracts, together with the closeby ruins, more then 50.000 tourists each year.

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Monastery town Walkenried

Rammelsbergmines, Goslar

The buildings of the museum and visitor mountain Rammelsberg, which are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage List, are looking back at a long history.

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RAMMELSBERGMInes, GOSLAR

Grube Samson, St. Andreasberg

Very impressive quarry in Sankt Andreasberg, where till the very start of the 20th century, ore was mined. Here, you will also find the museum of the Harzer Roller, the canary that has been important for the Harz.

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GRUBE SAMSON HARZER ROLLER

Observatory Sankt Andreasberg

Definitive worth a trip, especially in the dark, is the observatory in Sankt Andreasberg. This is the heighest located observatory of northern Germany.

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Observatory ST. ANDREASBERG

Concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora

During WWII, concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora was a labour camp where the infamous V2 missiles were build in a by prisoners carved out mine system in the hills at Nordhausen.

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Concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora