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Southern Harz – Stolberg, Harzgerode & Walkenried Abbey (Germany)

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During our tour through the southern Harz we were able to discover some beautiful sights: one of the most beautiful villages in Germany, an impressive stave church, old mining tunnels, historic half-timbered towns, the largest double cross in the world and a medieval monastery. The town of Stolberg (Harz) is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of forest and impresses with its many half-timbered houses in Renaissance style, which date back to the 15th to 18th centuries. As a result, the village …

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Halberstadt & the Klusberge – The Gateway to the Harz (Germany)

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Halberstadt is a county town with about 40,000 inhabitants, which lies in the northeastern Harz foreland and is considered the “ gateway to the Harz “. The city impresses with its historic old town, the extensive cathedral square, a cost-free cathedral treasure and the unique Klusbergen mountains. The silhouette of Halberstadt, which is characterized by church towers, is already visible from afar. During World War II, more than 80% of the city was destroyed by an airstrike and rebuilt or …

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The Devil’s Wall – Bizarre rock formations in the Harz (Germany)

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The Harz is characterized by dense deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests, steep mountain ranges, deep valleys, wild rivers, gentle mountain meadows, bogs, mountain streams and impressive rock formations. A variety of landscapes that enables unique nature experiences and excursions. We took a closer look at two of the most beautiful rock formations in the Harz – the Devil’s Wall and the Klusberge near Halberstadt. In the middle of green plains, meadows and fields rises – as if out of nowhere …

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Thale – The world of witches and adventures in the Harz (Germany)

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For today we had planned to explore the adventure world in Thale and were looking forward to rides with the cable car and the chairlift, fantastic views and the Wildlife Park. Together with other districts, Thale forms the holiday region Bodetal, which with its steep rock faces, numerous mixed forests and flowering mountain meadows is considered the “most powerful rock valley north of the Alps”. Due to the multitude of legends and myths about witches & devils, dwarves & giants …

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World Heritage City of Quedlinburg – The most beautiful sights (Germany)

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Quedlinburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, has all sorts of attractions to offer visitors: a historic old town, picturesque half-timbered houses from six centuries and the famous cathedral treasure. On a stroll through the city we were able to discover the most beautiful sights. Since 1994, large parts of the old town of Quedlinburg and the Royal Court complex are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the “Church St. Servatius, the Castle and the Old …

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Harz – Suspension rope bridge Titan-RT & the Hermannshöhle (Germany)

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We were especially looking forward to our trip today. Because on the one hand we went high up on the Suspension rope bridge Titan-RT, and in the Hermannshöhle deep down into the Harz mountains. Our first port of call was the Rappbode Dam, which is located in the city of Oberharz am Brocken. The dam was built between 1952 and 1959 and consists of a dam, a waterworks, a hydroelectric power station and the 3.9 km2 Rappbode Reservoir. At 106 …

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Brockenbahn – A ride on the steam locomotive to Brocken (Germany)

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A visit to the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz,is simply part of a holiday in the Harz. On the one hand, this can be done on foot via one of the many hiking trails, on the other hand you can also choose the slightly more comfortable option and “climb” the chunk with the nostalgic Brockenbahn. Many also opt for a combination of both, e.g. hiking high and driving down. We decided for the comfortable variant and drove from …

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Wernigerode – Sights of the colorful city on the Harz (Germany)

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Wernigerode, one of the most popular cities in the Harz, has all sorts of attractions to offer visitors: a historic town centre, elaborately restored and colourful half-timbered houses as well as an impressive castle. On a walk through the city we were able to discover the most beautiful sights. Wernigerode is a state-recognized resort on the northeastern flank of the Harz and has about 33,000 inhabitants. The German writer Hermann Löns coined her nickname ” Die Bunte Stadt am Harz …

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