Sights in the Harz Mountains
Visit the most beautiful landscape in Germany and join us on a fascinating journey through the many attractive sights of the Harz Mountains.
Historical moments and incredible views await your visit! Here is a brief overview of the most famous and beautiful places in Lower Saxony for a great day trip or holiday in the Harz.
Iberg Dripstone Cave
The Iberg Dripstone Cave opened in July 2008 and has been a showplace of our earth's history for young and old ever since. Two museums reflect the great highlights of German cave archaeology. The highlight of the visit is the fascinating journey through the cave world. "HöhlenErlebnisZentrum Iberg" You should not miss this.
The Altenau Herb Park
The Altenau Herb Park is Germany's largest herb park with its variety of both native and exotic spices and herbs. Here you can experience the most beautiful colours in their full splendour and learn everything there is to know about their uses and healing powers. You are even allowed to try them! Enjoy the beautiful nature! "Altenau Herb Park"
The Altenau Brewery brews its fabulous Altenau beer according to the Purity Law of 1516 to this day and delivers around 20,000 bottles of it every day. Experience the medieval brewery in all its glory and enjoy the historic ambience with a nice tasting on site. "Altenau Brewery"
Visit the Rammelsberg exhibition worlds and learn all about the history and culture of mining in the Lower Harz. Get an impression of modern art or Goethe's visit to the Harz and the Rammelsberg. Go on a journey into the past in the "Rammelsberg World Cultural Heritage Site".
How about a nice sightseeing tour through the imperial city of Goslar? From beautiful old buildings like the town hall to the ramparts of the town. Architecture and history play a big role in this town, so it's definitely worth a visit. "Tourist Information Goslar"
Brocken Railway (HSB)
Explore the Harz Brocken and experience the technically valuable fleet of vehicles with many attractions as well as events. Ride the Brockenbahn through the beautiful Harz landscape and enjoy the view from the highest station of all German adhesion narrow-gauge railways.
This attraction will not only amaze the biggest railway enthusiasts but also the very young ones! Why not visit the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) together with us and also take a wonderful Okersee boat trip? We have some great offers for you - why not take a look?
Located in the Harz National Park, Torfhaus is the highest settlement in Lower Saxony and has numerous hiking and cycling trails. How about, for example, an excursion to the Brocken via the Goethe Trail or a visit to a popular meeting place for motorcyclists, the large car park "Brockenblick"? Here you can completely enjoy nature and simply switch off. Join us on a journey and experience not only the beautiful landscape of the Harz National Park but also a fantastic boat trip on the Okersee lake.
Thale Cable Cars World of Experience
As a perfect destination for an excursion, the adventure world of the Thale cable cars is also used very often. Here young and old, children and seniors as well as families and friends meet for a varied day with mini-golf, chairlift and cable cars, witch's cauldron and and and. There is something for everyone and a successful day with many joyful moments is guaranteed. See for yourself and enjoy the wonderful view of the Harz mountains. - Cable cars Thale world of experience -
The mountain town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a university town in the district of Goslar. This town is both a winter sports centre and a state-recognised climatic health resort. Historical buildings such as St. Salvatoris Church and the market church "Zum Heiligen Geist" are fascinating points of interest for the many tourists to the Harz Mountains. Go on a great discovery tour and visit beautiful places and also take a breathtaking boat trip on the Harzer Okersee lake.
The Upper Harz Mining Museum
Good luck in Germany's oldest mining museum in Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the Upper Harz Mountains. In our museum we show you the historical development of ore mining from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century and we give you an insight into the technical achievements of mining. Our exhibits are unique in combination with the original mining equipment in the open-air grounds.
The Oberharzer Bergwerkmuseum is now also home to the central tour management for the Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft UNESCO World Heritage Site. This gives you an even better insight into the unique cultural landscape that was created here in the Upper Harz through mining.
If you drive to Clausthal from the west, you will quickly realise that mining was practised here, because the winding tower of the Ottiliae shaft can be seen from far away. It is one of the best-known montane sights in the Harz Mountains and is also one of the oldest surviving iron winding frames in Central Europe.
The shaft owes its name to Ernst Hermann Ottiliae, the first mining captain after the annexation of the Kingdom of Hanover to Prussia (since 1868). Here the ore from the entire Clausthal mining district was brought to the surface and prepared in the huge central processing plant for further processing in the smelters. After mining ceased in the Upper Harz in 1930, the incline of the Ottiliae shaft was still used to generate electricity until 1980.
World Cultural Heritage Site Upper Harz Water Regal
If you are out and about in the countryside around Clausthal-Zellerfeld, you will soon come across one of the many ponds - especially if your path takes you along a narrow ditch, for there are countless of them in the Upper Harz. Occasionally you will even come across a mouth hole where the water of a ditch disappears. No doubt, you have discovered the facilities of the Oberharzer Wasserregal cultural monument. It is the largest part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft".
What today contributes to the distinctiveness of the idyllic cultural landscape was once an industrial infrastructure. All the facilities were built to generate hydroelectric power, because the many scattered mines had an immense energy demand for the time. A unique system of water reservoirs and pipelines was created to make the best use of the abundant water.
Wöltingerode Monastery Grain Distillery
In the historic grain distillery, you can experience the history of the Wöltingerode monastery on a guided tour and learn all about the art of making spirits. A tasting on site is also part of the tour. "Wöltingerode Monastery Distillery"
Visit the western town of Pullman City with many attractions and shows to make your day special. Whether young or old, everyone will get their money's worth here and experience countless exciting adventures as well as lots of fun. Let yourself be enchanted by a world full of cowboys, saloons and lots of music. A visit there is well worth it. "Pullman City Harz"