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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Harz Mountains-Wernigerode, Germany your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for an exciting and scenic part of Germany should pay a visit to the Harz Mountains-Wernigerode. Located towards the eastern side of Germany, holidaymakers will find great enjoyment through the wide array of activities offered in the Harz Mountains and surrounding areas. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and chalets.

Things to do on holiday to Harz Mountains-Wernigerode, Germany

The Harz Mountains are a great area to visit, especially in the winter with downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowboarding and sledding offered at the resorts here. During the summer months visitors can enjoy varied activities in the mountains including climbing, paragliding and mountain biking. The summer months offer some wonderful walks with several marked routes as well as Nordic walking, mountain biking and horseback riding. There are a couple of golf courses within close proximity to the mountains as well as several tennis courts. There are several bars, cafes and restaurants in the towns and villages here with a variety of cuisine including good German fare. The towns in the Harz Mountain area have a few arts and crafts shops as well as markets selling fresh produce. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink in the towns at small stores and markets.

Places to visit on holiday to Harz Mountains-Wernigerode, Germany

There are a number of interesting places and old mining towns to visit in the region with historic buildings and museums. The town of Goslar-Alstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a rich area for nature lovers. There are many museums to be found in the area too including the mining museum of Rammelsberg. Around the Harz Mountains are numerous historic buildings including abbeys at Drubeck, Ilsenburg, Michaelstein and Walkenried. Falkenstein Castle and Hohnstein Castle are other interesting historic buildings in the region. Many different species of animal can be seen at the Hexentanzplatz Animal Park. Train enthusiasts may like to pay a visit to the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, which connects the cities of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg.

Weather in Harz Mountains-Wernigerode, Germany

The warmest time of the year in this part of Germany is July and August when the average high temperature is 24 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just 2 degrees centigrade during the day and -3 at night although this can be much colder higher up in the mountains with snow quite plentiful. July is also the wettest month with an average of 83mm.

Travel to Harz Mountains-Wernigerode, Germany

Leipzig /Halle Airport (LEJ) is approximately 100 kilometres from the Harz Mountains area. Flights arrive here from various European cities including Brussels, Paris and Vienna. Alternatively holidaymakers can fly to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), which is about 210 kilometres away. Flights arrive here from Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Brussels, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Vienna and Zurich amongst other places. Both Leipzig and Berlin airports have car rental firms on site.

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