Altenau Vacations

9 miles (14 kilometers) to the east of Harz, is Altenau, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. This popular part of town is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Hannover Airport.

Many of Harz’s most interesting sights can be found within easy reach of Altenau, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. The Harz National Park and the Mines of Rammelsberg are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Two other recommended attractions nearby Altenau are the Harz Golf Club and the Goslar Imperial Palace.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Altenau. In particular, you should make sure you check out Walkenried Abbey in Walkenried.

Looking for some fun for the kids? Take them to some of the child-friendly close by. Snap photos, admire the exhibits and learn about the variety of species at the Christianental Wildlife Park in Wernigerode.

Visitors to the Altenau area should go and see Brocken in Schierke, Wurmberg in Braunlage and Buergerpark in Wernigerode. Harz features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Wernigerode Castle in Wernigerode and Katlenburg Castle in Katlenburg-Lindau.

If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding, round up the family and head to Wurmbergschanze in Braunlage for the best slopes around Harz.

At the end of a long day enjoying the charms of Altenau, relax for the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the Travel Charme Gothisches Haus, Wernigerode, the Hotel & Restaurant Germania, Bad Harzburg, or the Hotel Der Achtermann, Goslar.

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