Harz Mountains



The Harz Mountains, a wooded, mountainous region in central Germany 183 mi/295 km southwest of Berlin, has inspired many eerie legends and folktales. There are several towns and small villages that could be combined for a nice two- or three-day tour.

Goslar, about 56 mi/90 km southeast of Hannover, is home to a Kaiserpfalz, which was an emperor's residence—a tour of the structure takes about an hour. Goslar also has many medieval timbered homes that are still standing. Near Goslar is the town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, which has the largest wooden church in Germany.

Wernigerode has a castle, narrow streets, nice views and interesting frame houses. The medieval city of Quedlinburg is a must-see for architecture lovers. The roofs of the city's more than 1,300 half-timbered houses are best seen from the Schlossberg.

Also in the area is the town of Eisleben, where Martin Luther was born. Be sure to visit his parents' home. You can tour the town in a couple of hours.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  

  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  Your Travel Specialist
  Dream Seller Travel
Email: megan@dreamsellertravel.com

437 Country Road 1625E
Congerville, Illinois 61729
  CA 2099900, FL ST14303, IA 936, NV 2005-0012, WA 602904620  
  Follow Us on Facebook