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Goslar (Harz) – Travel Guide & Things to do (Germany)

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At the end of our short holiday in the Harz, we made a detour to the nearby district town of Goslar, which lies on the northwestern foothills of the Harz in the state of Lower Saxony. Goslar was first mentioned as a mining town in 979 and now has about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1000-year history of the city meets you on a stroll through the city, because tradition, history and modernity meet here: you will find historic buildings, imposing half-timbered …

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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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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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