Claustal-Zellerfeld is a charming town in the Harz mountains in the region of Lower Saxony. The town has a population of 15,000 and is made up of two communities – Claustal and Zellerfeld. The town has some magnificent sights and Claustal-Zellerfeld holiday homes are popular with summer hikers and winter sports fans.
Claustal-Zellerfeld holiday rentals are ideal for those who enjoy walking in the Harz Mountains. From the town there are miles of trails which link the many small towns in the surrounding area. Along the way, spot wild goats, beautiful views and historic landmarks such as mine markings. The goats are part of the Buntenbocker herd and are used to make local goat’s cheese. The area has more than 60 ponds and lakes which are ideal for fishing and water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. In winter the area is popular for skiing and wintersports.
Visitors to Claustal-Zellerfeld should follow the “cultural mile” around the historic town centre and check out the Market Church, the largest wooden church in Germany. Other buildings of note are the Claustal Mint which produced coins from 1617, and the beautiful Dietzel House which was built in 1674 and now houses the Tourist Information office. Visit the Upper Harz Mining Museum and learn the history of the local mines or take the children to Robinson’s Adventure Playground to run off their energy! Follow in the footsteps of Goethe who climbed Mount Brocken in deep snow which inspired him to write his masterpiece, Faust. The trail is now marked as the Goethe Trail or visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Goslar. .
Holiday rental homes in Claustal-Zellerfeld have sunny summers with some showers and average temperatures reaching 22°C (72°F) in July and August. During the summer the area has an average 7 hours of sunshine per day which drops to 2 hours on average during the winter months. Winters are cold with daytime highs averaging -2°C (28°F) in January and slightly more precipitation from November to January which falls as snow.
The nearest airport serving Claustal-Zellerfeld holiday homes is Hannover (HAN) Airport which is about 100 km drive away. There are many airlines serving this airport including budget airline Flybe and BMI. Daily flights are available to Hannover (Hanover) from most major cities in Europe. Those wanting to drive to their Claustal-Zellerfeld accommodation should take Highway A7 to Exit 67 at Seesen, then the B243 towards Osterode. After 5km take the B242 to Claustal-Zellerfeld. Trains also run from Hannover to Goslar and buses run frequently from Goslar to Claustal-Zellerfeld.