Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, is a place that some 4,000 people call home.
Harz is located 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of Dresden and 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of the national capital Berlin.
When visiting Harz find a natural retreat in one of its beautiful urban parks. Buergerpark, European Rosarium and Rosstrappe are all wonderful places to find a peaceful spot and take time out from the busy world.
The city has a number of preserved manors and castles. Wernigerode Castle, Quedlinburg Castle and Blankenburg Castle are like something from a children’s book and the kids will love a visit there.
This city has carefully preserved its historic places such as Martin Luther Death House and also Martin Luther Birth House. Learn all about the early days of Harz before investigating the area's modern attractions.
Study the displays, browse the galleries, have lunch or visit the gift shops in some of the local museums such as the Klopstock Museum and the Fachwerkmuseum Standerbau. Of the many well-curated collections and museums in the Harz area these museums are two of the more talked about.
While you are on a sightseeing tour of the city, you can’t miss the historical places of worship. The Quedlinburg Cathedral and the Halberstadt Cathedral are excellent local examples of these. Take the time to enjoy the solemn atmosphere of these remarkable places.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the local city also has some preservation parks which offer beautiful surrounds and some notable native species. To tour one of the most visited natural preserves, drive to Teufelsmauer Nature Park.
If you are ready to grab a bargain you’ll love the various stores that are part of the Market Square. It is a bustling place full of interesting fashion, quirky accessories and grocery shops.
If you love golf, don’t miss out on visiting Schloss Meisdorf Golf Club, the best place for eagles and birdies in the Harz area. Rent some gear from the pro shop, and challenge the course average, then end the day in the clubhouse bar with a few drinks and laughs with friendly locals.
No vacation in Harz is complete without exploring the furry, feathered and scaled inhabitants of Christianental Wildlife Park. If you are pushed for time, collect a map so you can quickly find the park favorites.